First Aid Instructor Course

Teaching Canadian Red Cross first aid and CPR/AED courses is a great way to maintain your skills and contribute to the safety of your community. Once certified as an instructor you can teach for any Canadian Red Cross Training Provider, and in time start your own Training Provider if you want to pursue teaching as a business.

Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED instructor courses at

In order to participate in a Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED instructor course you must meet the following pre-requisites:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • possess a current SFA with CPR-C certificate

During the course you will learn about:

  • The Red Cross
  • ILCOR and the 2015 AHA guidelines
  • Basic Life Support Skills
  • First Aid Skills
  • Adult and child eduction theory (how people learn)
  • Learning styles
  • Domains of learning
  • Instructional techniques (how to teach)
  • Effective use instructional equipment
  • Providing effective feedback to your students
  • Assessment and evaluation of knowledge and skills
  • Lesson planning
  • Classroom management skills
  • Managing difficult student behaviours
  • Cleaning and care of instructional equipment
  • Organizing Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED courses

The first aid and CPR/AED instructor course progression is as follows:

  1. Instructor Candidates will attend a face to face session where their skills will be evaluated to ensure that they are at the instructor level.
  2. Instructor Candidates will compete an online and face to face course entitled “Fundamentals of Instruction”.  The online content takes approximately 8 hours to complete, followed by two days of face to face instruction.
  3. The Fundamentals of Instruction course is followed by two days of discipline specific education.
  4. Finally, the Instructor Candidate will complete a Teaching Experience process (formally called a co-teach), where they will put their new found skills to practice while being mentored by an experienced instructor.

To complete the instructor school the following criteria must be met:

  • 100% attendance
  • completion of all course requirements
  • Demonstrate conduct that is consistent with the Canadian Red Cross.

The instructor trainer to student ratio is kept low (1:8) to ensure a quality learning experience.

The cost for the Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED instructor course is $850. This includes all course materials and taxes.

We maintain a list of frequently asked questions pertaining to Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED instructor courses HERE.

The following Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED instructor courses are scheduled in the lower mainland (Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley). Clicking the register button will take you to Priority Care First Aid’s main website for registration:

Course Dates Course Times Course Location Register
Nov 1-25 See Below Langley Red Cross first aid instructor courses in Vancouver. Register at
  • Monday, November 1st from 6 to 10pm
  • November 2nd to the 21st:  Online Fundamentals of Instruction Course
  • Monday to Thursday, November 22nd to 25th, from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Priority Care First Aid offers Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED instructor courses on a regular basis in greater Vancouver. Group courses at a client’s location can be scheduled throughout the Greater Vancouver area (Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Langley, Cloverdale, Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Richmond, North Vancouver, West Vancouver) and the Fraser Valley (Mission, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Chilliwack).

If you would like more information about Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED instructor courses, would like to view our upcoming course dates, or would like to register for a course please visit Priority Care First Aid.