Red Cross Instructor Courses

Once an Instructor Program is completed - Each new Red Cross Instructor will need to chose to seek employment with a pre-existing Red Cross Training Partner to offer courses. For information on how to become your own Red Cross Training Partner, please go directly to www.redcross.ca/partner as Red Cross is permitted at any time to put a moratorium on the number of new Training Partner applications.


The 2017 Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor Development Program trains and certifies Instructors to organize and deliver First Aid & CPR courses.

The below courses may require Instructor Candidates to complete a Teach Experience - All AHASTI students will complete their Teach Experience at one of our 3 locations (Calgary NE, Calgary SE or Red Deer). If you are an out of town student and attending these Instructional Development Courses with AHASTI, please ensure that you are prepared to return to either Calgary or Red Deer to complete your training. Any additional fees incurred for out of town students attending and returning for Teach Experiences are at the sole cost to the student.

The below courses do require a minimum of 4 students as per Red Cross Program Standards. Attendance in these courses is 100% mandatory without exception. Once a student is confirmed in the course, a transfer or cancellation will only be accepted more than 14 days prior to the course start date. Administration fees will apply.

There are different Instructor Development Programs available:

Youth Leader - Babysitter and Stay Safe Programs
Teaching Experience Supervisor - Working with Instructor Candidates - coming soon
Instructor Development - Discipline Specific Instructors
* First Aid Instructor
* First Aid Instructor - Transfer 1 - current First Aid Instructor with another recognize organization
* First Aid Instructor - Transfer 2 - current Red Cross Water Safety Instructors
* BLS Instructor - coming Fall 2017
* Advanced Emergency Care Instructor - First Responder to EMR
Instructor Recerts


See below for more information on each.

hdgFirst Aid Instructor - Become a New Instructor

New 2017 Canadian Red Cross Instructor Development for First Aid/CPR Instructors is a 5 step all inclusive process. This program is designed for individuals who would like to instruct the Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR courses. The following is a list of courses, successful candidates would be permitted to instruct: CPR Level A (Adult Only Skills) CPR Level C (Adult, Child and Baby Skills) Emergency First Aid with either of the above CPR Levels Standard First Aid with either of the above CPR Levels Emergency Child Care First Aid with CPR Level B (Child and Baby Skills) Standard Child Care First Aid with CPR Level B (Child and Baby Skills) Marine Basic Standard First Aid with either CPR Level A or C Recertification for the above courses. Once Completed - Each new Red Cross First Aid Instructor will need to chose to seek employment with a pre-existing Red Cross Training Partner to offer courses. For information on how to become your own Red Cross Training Partner, please go directly to www.redcross.ca/partner as Red Cross is permitted at any time to put a moratorium on the number of new Training Partner applications. First Aid Instructor with another organization - please go to Instructor Transfer Pathway - Previous First Aid Instructor Teach other Red Cross Courses or are you an certified educator (elementary or secondary level) - please go to Instructor Transfer Pathway - Other Instructors

- View the FAI Full Course Description
- View the FAI Full Course Schedule


hdgFirst Aid Instructor - Option 1: FAI With another agency

Previous First Aid Instructor Experience: Instructor candidates who qualify for this transfer pathway are entering into the Instructor Development Program with previous experience through another recognized First Aid agency. They will follow the Instructor Development Program however they will not be required to complete Step 3: Discipline Specific Classroom Component. New 2017 Canadian Red Cross Instructor Development for First Aid/CPR Instructors is a 5 step all inclusive process. This program is designed for individuals who would like to instruct the Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR courses. The following is a list of courses, successful candidates would be permitted to instruct: CPR Level A (Adult Only Skills) CPR Level C (Adult, Child and Baby Skills) Emergency First Aid with either of the above CPR Levels Standard First Aid with either of the above CPR Levels Emergency Child Care First Aid with CPR Level B (Child and Baby Skills) Standard Child Care First Aid with CPR Level B (Child and Baby Skills) Marine Basic Standard First Aid with either CPR Level A or C Recertification for the above courses. Once Completed - Each new Red Cross First Aid Instructor will need to chose to seek employment with a pre-existing Red Cross Training Partner to offer courses. For information on how to become your own Red Cross Training Partner, please go directly to www.redcross.ca/partner as Red Cross is permitted at any time to put a moratorium on the number of new Training Partner applications.

- View the FAI - Option 1 Trans Course Description
- View the FAI - Option 1 Trans Course Schedule


hdgFirst Aid Instructor Transfer - Option 2: Other teaching credentials

Previous Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or an Educator (elementary or secondary level) Experience: Instructor candidates who qualify for this transfer pathway are entering into the Instructor Development Program with previous experience as a Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor/Trainer or are an educator (elementary or secondary level). They will follow the Instructor Development Program however they will not be required to complete Step 2: Fundamentals of Instruction - Classroom Component . New 2017 Canadian Red Cross Instructor Development for First Aid/CPR Instructors is a 5 step all inclusive process. This program is designed for individuals who would like to instruct the Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR courses. The following is a list of courses, successful candidates would be permitted to instruct: CPR Level A (Adult Only Skills) CPR Level C (Adult, Child and Baby Skills) Emergency First Aid with either of the above CPR Levels Standard First Aid with either of the above CPR Levels Emergency Child Care First Aid with CPR Level B (Child and Baby Skills) Standard Child Care First Aid with CPR Level B (Child and Baby Skills) Marine Basic Standard First Aid with either CPR Level A or C Recertification for the above courses. Once Completed - Each new Red Cross First Aid Instructor will need to chose to seek employment with a pre-existing Red Cross Training Partner to offer courses. For information on how to become your own Red Cross Training Partner, please go directly to www.redcross.ca/partner as Red Cross is permitted at any time to put a moratorium on the number of new Training Partner applications.

- View the FAI - Option 2 Trans Course Description
- View the FAI - Option 2 Trans Course Schedule


hdgFirst Aid Instructor Recert

This 2017-2020 Red Cross First Aid Instructor Recertification course is a classroom-based learning experience where Instructors will further their role in providing participants with a meaningful first aid learning experience. *** This Recertification in NOT an Update for the 2017 program. All currently instructors are required to ensure their certification remains current. Red Cross will notify all current instructors of the transition/update process when it becomes available. ****

- View the FAIR Course Description
- View the FAIR Course Schedule


hdgRed Cross - First Responder/Emergency Medical Responder Instructor Recertification

Recertification class for Canadian Red Cross First Responder and/or Emergency Medical Responder Instructors.

- View the RC-FREMRIR Course Description
- View the RC-FREMRIR Course Schedule


hdgCRC Professional Responder Instructor - Current CRC Instructor

New 2018 Canadian Red Cross Instructor Development for Professional Responder Instructors is a 5 step all inclusive process. This program is designed for individuals who are ALREADY CRC First Aid Instructors and would like to also instruct the Canadian Red Cross Professional Responder courses. The following is a list of Canadian Red Cross courses, successful candidates may be permitted to instruct: Basic Life Support (BLS) Oxygen Therapy Airway Management First Responder Advanced First Aid Emergency Medical Responder Marine Advanced First Aid Recertification for the above courses Once Completed - Each new Red Cross Professional Responder Instructor will need to chose to seek employment with a pre-existing Red Cross Training Partner to offer courses. For information on how to become your own Red Cross Training Partner, please go directly to www.redcross.ca/partner as Red Cross is permitted at any time to put a moratorium on the number of new Training Partner applications. Non - Current Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor - please go to Professional Responder Instructor - Full Course

- View the CRC_PRI_Add.inst Course Description
- View the CRC_PRI_Add.inst Course Schedule


hdgCRC Professional Responder Instructor - Full Course

New 2018 Canadian Red Cross Instructor Development for Professional Responder Instructors is a 5 step all inclusive process. This program is designed for individuals who would like to instruct the Canadian Red Cross Professional Responder courses. The following is a list of Canadian Red Cross courses, successful candidates may be permitted to instruct: Basic Life Support (BLS) Oxygen Therapy Airway Management First Responder Advanced First Aid Emergency Medical Responder Marine Advanced First Aid Recertification for the above courses Once Completed - Each new Red Cross Professional Responder Instructor will need to chose to seek employment with a pre-existing Red Cross Training Partner to offer courses. For information on how to become your own Red Cross Training Partner, please go directly to www.redcross.ca/partner as Red Cross is permitted at any time to put a moratorium on the number of new Training Partner applications. Current Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor - please go to Professional Responder Instructor - Current Instructor

- View the CRC PRI Course Description
- View the CRC PRI Course Schedule


hdgCRC Basic Life Support Instructor

New 2018 Canadian Red Cross Instructor Development for Basic Life Support Instructors is a 5 step all inclusive process. This program is designed for individuals who would like to instruct the Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support courses. The following is a list of Canadian Red Cross courses, successful candidates may be permitted to instruct: Basic Life Support (BLS) Basic Life Support (BLS) Renewals Oxygen Therapy Airway Management Once Completed - Each new Red Cross BLS Instructor will need to chose to seek employment with a pre-existing Red Cross Training Partner to offer courses. For information on how to become your own Red Cross Training Partner, please go directly to www.redcross.ca/partner as Red Cross is permitted at any time to put a moratorium on the number of new Training Partner applications.

- View the CRC_BLSI Course Description
- View the CRC_BLSI Course Schedule


hdgYouth Leader

Youth Leader Program - is designed for individuals interested in becoming an Instructor for the Red Cross Babysitting and Stay Safe Programs. This program has two steps: Step One: Fundamentals of Instruction - (5 - 7 hrs online) The online, self-paced component contains information on the fundamentals of instruction, such as how to prepare for a course, how to teach lessons, and the post-course tasks that must be completed once participants have left the classroom. It also guides Youth Leader candidates through the Teaching Experience process. The unique focus on application is designed to reduce the theory to practice gap and focuses on preparing candidates to support dynamic, learner-centered classroom environments. Step 2: Teach Experience - May be required depending on previous experience. After completing the Fundamentals of Instruction module you will then complete a teach experience with a real class. By selecting and registering for a date via our online registration system, our First Aid Coordinators will be notified of your interest. Our team will then contact you to verify your pre-requisites. Once verified, your payment will be processed and the package will be available within approximately 7 days at our Calgary North East location or could be shipped to you for an additional fee of $25 + GST. For more information on this program, please email faprograms@safetyed.ca

- View the RC-YL Course Description
- View the RC-YL Course Schedule


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