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Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor Courses in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley


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.

We offer instructor courses in our Langley location, and in other locations around Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

The instructor trainer to student ratio is kept to 1:8 to ensure smaller class sizes and more focus on the students.

The Instructor Development Process:

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

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  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 (this session is approximately 4 hours long).
  2. Instructor Candidates will then compete an online and face to face course entitled “Fundamentals of Instruction”.  The online content takes approximately 8 hours to complete, followed by two full days of face to face instruction.
  3. The Fundamentals of Instruction course is followed by two more full 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.  The candidate has up to twelve months post course to complete the Teaching Experience.

What will I learn?

  • The Red Cross
  • ILCOR and guideline development
  • Basic Life Support skills
  • Adult & child education theory (how people learn)
  • Learning styles & the domains of learning
  • Instructional techniques (how to teach))
  • Effective use of instructional equipment
  • Providing effective feedback
  • Assessment & evaluation of skills & knowledge
  • Lesson planning
  • Classroom management skills
  • Managing difficult student behaviours
  • Cleaning & care of instructional equipment
  • Organizing first aid & CPR/AED courses

What courses will I be able to teach?

Once certified you will be able to teach:

  • All levels of lay rescuer CPR/AED courses (CPR-A, CPR-C)
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Standard First Aid
  • Child Care First Aid
  • Marine First Aid – Basic

Course Pre-Requisites:

Pre-requisites for the instructor course include being at least 18 years old and possessing current SFA / CPR-C certification.

Course Completion Requirements:

Successful completion of the instructor school is dependent on 100% attendance, demonstrating behaviour consistent with the Canadian Red Cross and completion of all course activities.

Course Cost:

The Canadian Red Cross instructor development course cost $895 per participant, which includes all taxes and instructor materials (instructor manual, student textbooks, DVD presentations).

How long is my certification valid for?

Canadian Red Cross Instructor certification is valid for 3 years.

How do I register for a course?

You can register for our public enrolment instructor development courses by clicking here:


Unknown If we are a private group can we book a course?

Our First Aid Instructor courses can be booked on a group course basis, and are available to groups of 6 or more 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).

To book a First Aid Instructor course for a group of 6 or more please CONTACT US.