Instructor Course Summary

This course will train instructor candidates to teach basic-level American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED courses.  Upon registration, it is important that you review and follow the directions in the e-mail attachment sent with your registration confirmation.  This is a blended learning course consisting of online content, a pre-course skills session and classroom segments.  Online material must be completed prior to attending the classroom activities.  For more information, please reference the attachment you will receive via e-mail when you register for this course.

To successfully complete the Instructor Course, you must:

  1. Provide proof that you will be at least 16 years of age by the end of the instructor course.

  2. Provide proof that you possess a current American Red Cross basic level Adult CPR/AED certificate or higher-level certificate.  AHA, ASHI, & BLS or ACLS certifications are acceptable.**

  3. Provide proof of completion of the Instructor Online Pre-Course

  4. Successfully complete the Pre-Course CPR Skills Check Assessment

  5. Attend, on time, all Instructor Course sessions (approximately 16 hours over 2 consecutive days)

  6. Participate fully in and show basic level mastery of the Instructor Course materials presented during the 2-day course.

  7. Score at least 80% on the written examination

** Note: Although the American Red Cross only requires the basic level Adult CPR/AED certification to participate in the instructors course, it is HIGHLYrecommended that participants have the Adult & Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED certification, as you will be tested on Pediatric and First Aid Skills in addition to Adult CPR skills during the Pre-Course Skills Check.

Instructor Courses are also available on-site for Businesses or Organizations looking to have multiple individuals on staff certified to train and certify their employees in CPR/First Aid/AED skills.