Red Cross Instructor Courses

Red Cross Instructor Development Courses

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.


Youth Leader Development Program: Support the Red Cross Youth First Aid Program through the delivery of our Stay Safe! and Babysitting courses.

First Aid & CPR/AED Instructor Development Pathway: Support the Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED Programs through the delivery of our CPR/AED Level A and C, Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Child Care First Aid and Basic Marine First Aid courses.

Professional Responder Instructor Development Pathway: Support the Red Cross Professional Responder Programs through the delivery of our Basic Life Support CPR, Airway Management, Oxygen Therapy, First Responder, Advanced First Aid and Emergency Medical Responder (jurisdiction specific) courses.

Instructor Recertifications – 2020-2023 Pathway:
All instructors certified in the above Instructor Pathways will be required to attend the newly designed two part recertification program.

Part One – All of the above instructors will be required to attend the Instructor Hub program.

Part Two – All Instructors will be required a complete a ‘SPOKE’ program for the discipline specific certification they wish to maintain.
For example: If you are a Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED Instructor AND a Basic Life Support Instructor your Recertification is as follows:
Step 1 – Complete the Instructor Hub program.
Sept 2 – You will be required to complete 2 different ‘SPOKE’ programs: First Aid & CPR/AED Discipline Specific Spoke and the Professional Responder Discipline Specific Spoke.

Youth Leaders – will just need to complete the Instructors Hub to recertify this Instructor Certification.

If you have any questions – please direct them to our First Aid Team via email at: faprograms@safetyed.ca

See below for more information on each.

hdgProfessional Responder Instructor - Additional Certification

Current Red Cross Instructor ONLY who are wanting to expand their teaching to include the Professional Responder Programs.

- View the PRI_Add.inst Course Description
- View the PRI_Add.inst Course Schedule


hdgTeaching Experience Supervisor

Teaching Experience Supervisors will support and guide instructor candidates through their teaching experience and will evaluate them using competency-based criteria and feedback guidelines. You will be selecting a course date, so that AHASTI can issue you the course you are attending. There is no in class component in this program.

- View the TES Course Description
- View the TES Course Schedule


hdgRecertification Part Two: First Aid & CPR/AED Discipline Specific Spoke (Virtual Classroom)

Completion of Part One Virtual Classroom - Instructor Hub is required to attend this portion. Once both Part one and part two are successfully completed, you as a Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED Instructor will be rectified for another three (3) years.

- View the FAIR Spoke Course Description
- View the FAIR Spoke Course Schedule


hdgInstructor Hub Recert & First Aid & CPR/AED Discipline Specific Spoke (in-class)

100% IN CLASS at one of AHASTI's 3 locations. This Red Cross Instructor Recertification Includes both the Instructor Hub and First Aid & CPR/AED Instructor Discipline Spoke 2020-2023 Recertification.

- View the FAIR Course Description
- View the FAIR Course Schedule


hdgPsychological First Aid Instructor

Current Red Cross Instructors ONLY who are wanting to expand their teaching to include the Psychological First Aid Programs.

- View the PFAI Course Description
- View the PFAI Course Schedule


hdgYouth Leader

Youth Leader Program - is designed for individuals interested in becoming an Instructor for the Red Cross Babysitting and Stay Safe Programs.

- View the RC-YL Course Description
- View the RC-YL Course Schedule


hdgRed Cross First Aid and CPR Instructor

This program is for all who wish to start teaching the Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED programs.

- View the FAI Full Course Description
- View the FAI Full Course Schedule


hdgProfessional Responder Instructor - Full Course

This course if for new instructors who are interested in teaching: Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Instructor, Airway Management and Oxygen Administration, First Responder Instructor, Advanced First Aid and/or Emergency Medical Responder

- View the PRI Course Description
- View the PRI Course Schedule


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