Canadian Red Cross Instructor Training

Do you want to help friends and colleagues be safer? Do you want to help build a safer community? Learn more about how to become an Instructor for Canadian Red Cross First Aid Programs. 

We are the Red Cross Instructor Development Centre (IDC) south of Calgary, a Red Cross Training Partner who has been selected by Red Cross to deliver First Aid Instructor Development Courses. We guide our Instructor candidates throughout the entire Instructor Development process, which includes certification, teaching experiences, and recertification. Through the process, instructors will be trained and certified to organize and deliver First Aid & CPR courses.

Once an Instructor Program is completed, each new Red Cross Instructor will need to chose to seek employment with a pre-existing Red Cross Training Partner to offer courses. For information on how to become your own Red Cross Training Partner, please go directly to www.redcross.ca/partner as Red Cross is permitted at any time to put a moratorium on the number of new Training Partner applications.

Instructor Training courses require a minimum of 4 students as per Red Cross Program Standards. Once a student is confirmed in the course, a transfer or cancellation will only be accepted more than 14 days prior to the course start date. Administration fees will apply. At our IDC in Medicine Hat, we offer the following Instructor Development Programs:


 

First Aid Instructor (approx 62 hours including teaching experience) $950.00
 

6 Classroom  sessions with an Instructor Trainer and other candidates. Class sizes of 4-8  allow for exposure to several variations of teaching techniques and candidate interaction. Following the 5 days  in-class sessions a "Teaching Experience" with a Teaching Experience Supervisor is the final step in Instructor certification. 

​​STEP 1- skills evaluation and pre-requisites check (4-6 hours)

STEP 2- Online "Fundamentals of Instruction" (8 hours)

STEP 2- Classroom "Fundamentals of Instruction" (14.5 hours)

STEP 3- Classroom  "Discipline specific classroom component" (14.5 hours)

STEP 4- Online "Teaching Experience" (45 min)

STEP 4- Classroom "Teaching Experience" (time: varies with course and student)

STEP 5- Certification- valid 3 years

TRANSFER OPTION A  (2 In-class sessions) $750.00
 

For participants who hold a current Instructor certification with another recognized program. Blend of online training combined with in-class sessions with an Instructor Trainer and other candidates. Class sizes of 4-8  allow for exposure to several variations of teaching techniques and candidate interaction. ​​
STEP 1- skills evaluation (3 hours)
STEP 2-online "Fundamentals of Instruction" (8 hours)
STEP 2- Classroom "Fundamentals of Instruction" (14.5 hours)
STEP 3-  NOT REQUIRED Classroom "Discipline specific component" (14.5 hours)
STEP 4- online "Teaching Experience" (45 min)
STEP 4- Classroom "Teaching Experience" (time: varies with course and student)
STEP 5- Certification- valid 3 years 



​​TRANSFER OPTION B  (2 In-class sessions) $750.00


Instructor candidates who qualify for this transfer pathway are entering into the Instructor Development Program with previous experience as a Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor/Instructor Trainer or are an educator (elementary or secondary level). They will follow the Instructor Development Program however they will not be required to complete Step 2: Fundamentals of Instruction - Classroom Component. Class sizes of 4-8 allow for exposure to several variations of teaching techniques and candidate interaction. ​

​​STEP 1- skills evaluation (3 hours)
STEP 2-online "Fundamentals of Instruction" (8 hours)
STEP 2-  NOT REQUIRED Classroom "Fundamentals of Instruction" (14.5 hours)
STEP 3- Classroom "Discipline specific component" (14.5 hours)
STEP 4- online "Teaching Experience" (45 min)
STEP 4- Classroom "Teaching Experience" (time: varies with course and student)
STEP 5- Certification- valid 3 years


Instructor Recertification ($225 - 7 hours)

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