Red Cross First Aid and CPR Instructor

This program is for all who wish to start teaching the Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED programs.

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The following items are covered in this Red Cross First Aid and CPR Instructor class:

  • Custom Instructor Programs are available for the following participants with prior experience:
  • First Aid and CPR/AED Instructor certified through another Canadian Recognized Organization or current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor/Trainer - Process: Pre-course - Same, Step 1 - Same, Step 2 - Same, Step 3 - exempt, Step 4 - same, Step 5 same.
  • Certified Educators - the pathway for these candidates are: Pre-course - same, Step 1 - same, Step 2 - Fundamentals of Instructor Online only, inclass exempt, Step 3, 4 and 5 - Same
  • For more information and pricing for these options - please email our First Aid Team at faprograms@safetyed.ca.

hdgDuration

approx. 62 hours

hdgPrerequisites

The following are the prerequisite that a student is required to have before being allowed into this course:

  • 18 years old
  • Proof of current participant level certification at the Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

hdgDescription

First Aid & CPR Instructors support the Red Cross First Aid Program through the delivery of our First Aid and CPR courses. Candidates enter our comprehensive Instructor Development Program, designed to prepare them to support dynamic, learner-centred classroom environments.

First Aid & CPR/AED Instructor Development Pathway:

Pre-course: Submit required pre-requisites to our First Aid Team via email at faprograms@safetyed.ca.

Step 1: Complete a skills evaluation of the skills that each participant will be certified to teach (this step is completed on day one of the program)

Step 2: Complete the Fundamentals of Instruction online component (8 hrs approx.), and a classroom component (14 hrs 30 min) focused on the application of fundamentals.

Step 3: Complete the First Aid & CPR/AED Discipline Specific Classroom Component (14 hrs 30 min), which focuses on the specific skills of that program.

Step 4: Complete the Teaching Experience online module (30-45 min approx.) and a classroom component with the support of a Teaching Experience Supervisor.

Step 5: Certification - An electronic certification will be issued upon completion. Certified Instructors can teach Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Marine Basic First Aid, Emergency Child Care First Aid, Standard Child Care First Aid and CPR courses.

To maintain certification for Alberta based instructors, each instructor will be required to teach a minimum of 2 workplace approved programs per certification year to qualify for recertification. Alberta workplace approved courses in are Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid or Standard First Aid Recert.

hdgCertifications Earned

Upon successful completion of this program you will have earned the following tickets:

  • Certification is valid for 3 years from date of Discipline Specific course not completion of the Teach Experience. See Red Cross Program Standards for more details as to specific recertification requirements.

hdgAdditional Information

To maintain certification once competed, each instructor will be required to teach a minimum of 2 workplace approved programs per certification year to qualify for recertification. Workplace approved courses in AB are Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid or Standard First Aid Recert.
One of the above must be the Standard First Aid within the 3 year certification period.

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