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FIRST AID & CPR INSTRUCTOR TRAINING IN HAMILTON & ONTARIO

First Aid and CPR Instructor Courses

First Aid & CPR Instructors support the Red Cross First Aid Program through the delivery of our First Aid & CPR Instructor Training in Hamilton and Ontario. Candidates enter our comprehensive Instructor Development Program, designed to prepare them to support dynamic, learner-centred classroom environments.

First Aid & CPR Instructor Development Pathway

Below is the pathway to become a certified First Aid & CPR Instructor. You must successfully complete each step before advancing to the next step. Certification is valid for three years.

1. Evaluate skills and check prerequisites

Confirm prerequisites are met: you must be 18 years or older, have a valid participant certificate for the program you wish to teach, and successfully complete a skills evaluation.

2. Fundamentals of instruction

Complete the Fundamentals of Instruction online component (8 hrs*), and a classroom component (14 hrs 30 min) focused on the application of fundamentals.

3. Discipline-specific classroom component

Attend the discipline-specific classroom component (14 hrs 30 min), which focuses on the specific skills of that program.

4. Teaching experience

Complete the Teaching Experience online module (30-45 min*) and a classroom component with the support of a Teaching Experience Supervisor.

5. Certification

The final step is the certification. Congratulations! You are now officially a certified Instructor.* Online learning time will vary depending on the learner.

First Aid Instructor Training in Hamilton and Ontario can be done at our location or yours if you have a minimum of 4 participants.

Professional Responder Leadership Courses

(Includes the Instructor Pathway above) 

Designed for First Responders and Emergency Medical Responders, Instructor candidates with a focus on instructional techniques required to deliver the Canadian Red Cross’ professional responder courses such as Emergency Medical Responder, First Responder, and Advanced First Aid; these include delivering scenarios, teaching in varied environments, and organizing specialized courses. The course content accommodates a variety of Instructor candidates which encourages a rich learning environment built on instructional skills. It also allows Instructors to be able to teach other First Aid programs with minimal course work.

Duration8 hours

Prerequisites
Proof of appropriate participant-level certification (either Emergency Medical Responder or Advanced First Aid); completion of Red Cross First Aid Instructor course, completed skills competency checklist for participant level, pre-course assignment, 19 years of age

Instructor
Red Cross Emergency Care Instructor Trainer

Completion 
100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam

Certification
3-year certification as Advanced Emergency Care Instructor

Recertification: 7 hours

Post-course Requirements
Meets the requirement of the co-teach form as outlined by the Instructor Trainer at the appropriate certification

Course Content 

  • Introducing a course
  • Specialized instructional techniques
  • Organizing courses
  • Specific course content
  • Skills and scenario practice teaching
  • Self-assessment

Take-Home Materials 

  • Emergency Care Instructor Manual
  • Emergency Care media presentation
  • Certification card and optional wall certificate

Wilderness and Advanced Wilderness Instructor Courses

 Designed for Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor candidates with a focus on instructional techniques required to deliver the Canadian Red Cross’ specialized courses such as Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid; these include delivering scenarios, teaching in varied environments, and organizing specialized courses. The course content accommodates a variety of Instructor candidates which encourages a rich learning environment built on instructional skills. It also allows Instructors to be able to teach other First Aid programs with minimal course work.

Duration: 8 hours

Prerequisites
Proof of appropriate participant-level certification (Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid); completion of Red Cross First Aid Instructor course, completed skills competency checklist for participant level, pre-course assignment, 19 years of age

Instructor
Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor Trainer or Emergency Care Instructor Trainer

Completion 
100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam

Certification
3-year certification as Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor

Recertification: 7 hours

Post-course requirements
Meets the requirement of the co-teach form as outlined by the Instructor Trainer at the appropriate certification

Course Content
> Introducing a course
> Specialized instructional techniques
> Organizing courses
> Specific course content
> Skills and scenario practice teaching
> Self-assessment

Take-Home Materials
Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor Supplement
Wilderness & Remote First Aid media presentation
Certification card and optional wall certificate 

Medical First Response

Our instructors have years of real-life experience performing CPR and first aid.
That's why we are able to offer better quality educational training.