First 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.


The following items are covered in this First Aid Instructor Recert class:

  • Practical First Aid and teaching/evaluation skills sessions.
  • A professional development component.
  • Updates relating to Canadian Red Cross First Aid issues and Canadian Red Cross generic component
  • instructor development program materials, as
  • well as receipt of information regarding
  • other Canadian Red Cross programs and
  • details regarding volunteer opportunities.


7 hs


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

  • *** It is the responsibility of all Red Cross FAI's to know and understand what the requirements are for recertification. They are found in the National Program Standards. The following must be brought to the FAIR workshop. Any candidate that does not meet these requirements on the day of the workshop will forfeit all registration fees.
  • 1. Proof of current Red Cross First Aid Instructor certification
  • 2a. ALBERTA FAI's: In accordance with AB legislation each FAI must have taught 2 workplaces approved Canadian Red Cross courses (EFA, SFA or SFAR) per EACH CERTIFICATION YEAR. If the FAI has not taught the required courses, please contact your Red Cross Program Rep as you are not able to recertify.
  • 2b. FAI's TEACHING OUTSIDE AB: FAI has taught a minimum of three Canadian Red Cross First Aid courses during the three-year period. One of the courses must be Standard First Aid, Standard Child Care First Aid, or Marine Basic First Aid since obtaining the Instructor certification or recertification.
  • 2.c EXPIRED FAI's still within the 1 year grace period: Must meet the requirements above for the province they are wishing to recertify. If you do not meet this requirement, please contact your Red Cross Program Rep at 1-877-356-3226 for options.


The course will focus on learning activities that reflect the Educational Philosophy of the Canadian Red Cross First Aid Programs. The corse follows a learner-centered approach and provides an opportunity for Instructor to demonstrate competence in their role.

Completion Criteria:
1. Successfully completed the pre-course assignment - this assignment will be emailed one week prior to the course date.
2. Successfully demonstrated selected discipline-specific clinical skills.
3. Adhere to the Canadian Red Cross Standards or Behaviour and the group charter.
4. Attend and participate in 100% of the course (i.e.: was present and actively provided focused contributions at all scheduled sessions)

hdgCertifications Earned

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

  • Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor Certification that is valid for 3 years.

hdgAdditional Information

What to Bring:
Current Red Cross First Aid Instructor Manual
Current Red Cross First Aid Participant Manuals
A copy of the Current Red Cross National Program Standards (from Instructor Network)
Pocket Mask
Copies of above prerequisites.
Copies of your current First Aid Instructor certification card.
Comfortable clothing as we will be performing skills from the 2011 skills checklist

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