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Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor Transfer 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 a Red Cross first aid 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.

If you are a certified first aid instructor with another recognized organization (i.e. The Heart and Stroke Foundation, St. John Ambulance, The Lifesaving Society, Canadian Ski Patrol), a Canadian Red Cross water safety instructor, or a school teacher you are eligible to attend a Canadian Red Cross instructor transfer course rather then a full instructor course.

instructorPagePhotoThreeThe instructor transfer course is 20 hours in length. The first 4 hours are a skills testing to ensure your skills are at an instructor level and consistent with the Canadian Red Cross standards. The remaining 16 hours includes a brief review of adult education content and the specifics of delivering Canadian Red Cross courses. The instructor trainer to student ratio is kept to 1:8 to ensure smaller class sizes and more focus on the students.

Pre-requisites for the instructor transfer course include being at least 18 years old, possessing current SFA-HCP certification, and holding current certification as either a first aid & CPR instructor with another organization, as a water safety instructor, or as a teacher with an education degree.

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

Successful completion of the instructor transfer course is dependent on 100% attendance, passing the skill testing, 80% on a written exam, and conducting 2 teaching presentations to demonstrate your instructional abilities. The instructor trainer will usually require you to participate in a co-teach after the instructor school.

instructorPagePhotoTwoThe Canadian Red Cross instructor transfer course cost $575 per participant, which includes all taxes and instructor materials (instructor manual, student textbooks, DVD presentations).

Canadian Red Cross Instructor certification is valid for 3 years.

What courses will I be able to teach?

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


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

Our First Aid Instructor transfer courses are also offered 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 transfer course for a group of 6 or more please CONTACT US.