There’s a question frequently asked by people who’d taken CPR classes online or attended one of our Red Cross CPR courses. What’s the next step? How can you become a Red Cross first aid instructor to even better help people in need?
Well, first there are different types of Red Cross instructors, divided by specialisation and level of training, and while you might wish to qualify for all of them, the courses should be taken one at a time.
Once you know exactly what you want to learn, there’s also a list of prerequisites you need to have in order to qualify for the course. In order to instruct a Red Cross CPR course or teach First Aid, you need to:
- Have a valid Red Cross Standard First Aid CPR HCP/AED certificate.
- Be at least 18 years of age, or
- Hold a valid instructor certificate from a recognised provider (optional)
The last one is not necessary, but if you have the certificate, it can speed you up in the process by possibly qualifying you for an instructor transfer course.
Let’s however examine the scenario when you have no training or certification.
This is when you need to go and get your Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR HCP/AED certificate. Then you qualify for the next step, and can now take the 32 hour Red Cross instructors’ course. Fill out a form here to get on board, and we’ll offer you a choice of dates and CPR course locations to choose for your convenience. We can also provide any additional information you require to get the training and certification.
Coincidentally, if you are currently a certified Red Cross instructor and wish to find employment and lead first aid training in Brampton or in one of our many centers, contact us and we’ll be happy for you to join our family.
Finally, if you hold a certification for first aid and/or CPR instruction from another organisation and wish to get it validated to qualify as a Red Cross instructor, we can help you with that as well.
Contact us today and see what the process is. It only requires a brief refresher and a quick exam instead of the full training a certification from scratch would entail.
Any questions we haven’t answered? Don’t hesitate to call, comment or email us. We’ll gladly answer all of them.