First Aid Instructor

Course Description

Provides candidates with the knowledge and skills to teach core Red Cross First Aid & CPR courses: Emergency and Standard First Aid, CPR/AED, Marine Basic First Aid, Emergency and Standard Child Care First Aid. Includes how to teach and facilitate, individual and group assignments, practice teaching, injury prevention principles, inclusion, and progressive learning.


32 Hours.


Red Cross First Aid Instructor Trainer (including Wilderness and Remote First Aid Instructor Trainer and Emergency Care Instructor Trainer)


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First Aid with CPR Level HCP; complete skills checklist prior to course with a First Aid Instructor; min. 18 years old.

The following individuals can opt for a transfer course instead: a) current First Aid or CPR Instructors with another recognized organization; b) current Red Cross Swimming & Water Safety Instructors with Standard First Aid and CPR Level HCP; c) former Red Cross First Aid Instructors (certification expired between 2 and 7 years); d) teachers with Education degree and current Standard First Aid and CPR Level HCP. The transfer is a 16-hour course or self-study and 7-8.5-hour course.

Completion Requirements

100% attendance, skills demonstration, complete practice teaching, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam.


3-year certification as Red Cross First Aid Instructor.


8 hours; adheres to local legislation.

Required Materials

First Aid & CPR Instructor Manual, First Aid media presentation, First Aid & CPR Manual, and CPR/AED Manual Recommended: First Aid Booklet, PeopleSavers Facilitator Package, Babysitting Facilitator Package, Child Care First Aid & CPR Manual Certification card and optional wall certificate.

Course Content

PART 1 – Information for the First Aid Instructor

  • How people learn
  • Instructional techniques
  • Organizing courses

PART 2 – Specific Course Content

  • First Aid, CPR, AED, Child Care, Marine Basic,
    and knowledge evaluation