Welcome to the Red Cross First Aid Instructor Development Pathway! Please take note of the following steps to follow to become a First Aid Instructor:
Step 1 – Skills Evaluation:
– First Aid skill will be evaluated
– 18 Years of Age
– First Aid Certification (a valid participant certificate for the program you wish to teach)
Upon completion, you will be given your additional course materials, you will have 60 days to move on to Step 2
Step 2 – Fundamentals of Instruction:
Step two consists of an online component, where you will learn the fundamentals of
instruction, and a classroom component, where you apply these fundamentals under the guidance of an Instructor Trainer. You will be given assignments that must be completed and presented prior to attending the classroom component.
Fundamental of Instructions Online Component
– Approx. 8 Hours
Fundamental of Instructions – Classroom Component
– 16 Hours
– 2 Days (8 am to 4:30 pm)
Step 3 – Discipline Specific Classroom Component:
– 16 Hours (Including Breaks)
– 2 Days
- You will be given assignments that must be completed and presented prior to attending the classroom component.
Upon completion, you will have 364 days to move on to completion of Step 4
Step 4 – Teaching Experience:
Step four consists of an online and a classroom component. The online details what to expect during your Teaching Experience and the classroom component provides the experience of teaching in a real classroom with the support of a Teaching Experience Supervisor.
– 30 – 45 mins
– Varies by candidate (Max. 3 attempts)
Upon completion, please send your paperwork back to your Instructor Trainer.
Step 5 – Certification! :
The final step is certification. Congratulations! You are now officially a certified Instructor.
Total cost of course - $900 + GST
$300 + GST due at registration and is a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit covering the cost of your books and materials
The remaining $600 + GST is payable at your skills check which must take place a minimum 3 weeks prior to your course.
Fundamentals of Instruction course only: $450 + GST. $250 is a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit covering the cost of your books and materials.
Cancellation Policy - Instructor Development Programs: This course requires a significant amount of pre-course work both by the Instructor Candidate and the Instructor Trainer. There is a minimum number of participants required for the course to run, so any cancellations put the whole course in jeopardy. Because of this, cancellation requires a minimum of 2 weeks notice to receive a refund of the $600+GST payment.