First Aid Instructor

The Lifesaving Society First Aid Instructor course prepares candidates to teach first aid courses up to and including Workplace Standard First Aid. Current First Aid Instructors may teach and certify Basic and Emergency First Aid, CPR-A,-B,-C and AED. They may teach (but not certify) Standard First Aid candidates (see Examiners).

First Aid Instructors who hold CPR-HCP may teach (but not certify) CPR-HCP (see Examiners). First Aid Instructors who hold Airway Management may teach (but not certify) Airway Management (see Examiners).

Prerequisites: Minimum 16 years of age, Standard First Aid certification (need not be current). Do you have the prerequisites to take this course?

Instruction & certification: Current First Aid Instructor Trainers teach and certify candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be "current" for 24 months from the certification date.

Candidate recognition: Certification card.

First Aid Instructor course: 20 hr. classroom instruction. This checklist identifies the learning outcomes that you must achieve in order to be successful on the course.

Required references: First Aid Award Guide, Canadian First Aid Manual, and First Aid Instructor Resource download. First Aid Instructor candidates should also have the Society’s Instructor Manual for on-course reference.

Costs: In addition to the required reference materials, a certification fee is payable to the Lifesaving Society. Course organizers charge a fee to cover the costs of running the course.

Recertification: Instructors remain current by recertifying within 24 months of the last certification date. Recertification is through the Society's professional development credit system. Is it time to recertify?