First Aid Instructor Course (Canadian Red Cross certified)

Our Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor Courseprovides candidates with the knowledge and skills to teach the following 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. The course includes how to teach and facilitate, individual andgroup assignments, practice teaching, injury prevention principles, inclusion, and progressive learning.

We also offer the Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor Recertification Course for existing Red Cross instructors who are required to recertify every 3 years. 

Lastly, we provide the Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor Transfer Course, which applies to the following individuals:

a) You are a current First Aid Instructor with another recognized organization

b) You are a current Red Cross Swimming & Water Safety Instructors with certification in Standard First Aid and CPR Level HCP

c) You are a former Red Cross First Aid Instructor (certification expired between 2 and 7 years)

d) You are a teacher with an Education degree and current Standard First Aid and CPR Level HCP.


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


Completion Requirements

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


Post-Course Requirements

Meets the requirement of the co‐teach form as outlined by the Instructor Trainer



3-year certification as Red Cross First Aid Instructor



8 hours; adheres to local legislation

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



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