Red Cross Instructor 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 as Red Cross is permitted at any time to put a moratorium on the number of new Training Partner applications.

Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor Development Program trains and certifies Instructors to organize and deliver First Aid & CPR courses.

The below courses may require Instructor Candidates to complete a Teach Experience - All AHASTI students will complete their Teach Experience at one of our 3 locations (Calgary NE, Calgary SE or Red Deer). If you are an out of town student and attending these Instructional Development Courses with AHASTI, please ensure that you are prepared to return to either Calgary or Red Deer to complete your training. Any additional fees incurred for out of town students attending and returning for Teach Experiences are at the sole cost to the student.

The below courses do require a minimum of 4 students as per Red Cross Program Standards. Attendance in these courses is 100% mandatory without exception. 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.

There are different Instructor Development Programs available:

Youth Leader - Babysitter and Stay Safe Programs
Teaching Experience Supervisor - Working with new Instructor Candidates:
* First Aid Instructor
* Customized Red Cross Instructor Programs - Formerly know as Transfer Option 1 - current First Aid Instructor with another recognize organization and Transfer Option 2 - current Red Cross Water Safety Instructors
* BLS Instructor
* Professional Responder Instructor - First Responder, Advanced First Aid and Emergency Medical Responder (jurisdiction permitted)
Instructor Recertifications for all above levels

See below for more information on each.

hdgCustomized Red Cross Instructor Programs

Red Cross Instructor Programs for people who already are a First Aid or CPR instructor with another organization, certified educator (elementary or secondary level), Red Cross Water Safety Instructor/WSIT, need pre-requisite for Psychological First Aid Instructor, can't do the full course at once and need a modular option.

- View the CIP Course Description
- View the CIP Course Schedule

hdgFirst Aid & CPR/AED Instructor Recert 2020-2023

Instructor Recertification Includes both the Instructor Hub and First Aid & CPR/AED Instructor Discipline Spoke 2020-2023 Recertification. This is an in-class program.

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

hdgFirst Responder/Advanced Emergency Care/Emergency Medical Responder Instructor Recertification

Recertification class for Canadian Red Cross First Responder, Advanced Emergency Care Instructors and/or Emergency Medical Responder Instructors.

- View the PRIR Course Description
- View the PRIR 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

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

hdgRed Cross First Aid and CPR Instructor

This course is for ideal for individuals wanting to teach the Red Cross Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Childcare First Aid, CPR level's A, B and C as well as Basic Marine First Aid. If you are a current educator or a First Aid Instructor with another agency, please go to Customized Instructor category for more information. Check out this channel for a quick video on this course:

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

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