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

Completed 100% in a face-to-face setting. All candidates must be current Red Cross First Aid Instructors who have completed the Instructor Hub.


The following items are covered in this First Aid & CPR/AED Discipline Specific Spoke (in-class) class:

  • Core Spoke - for First Aid & CPR/AED Instructors
  • Lesson 1: Welcome and Introductions of any new arrivals
  • Lesson2: What's in Your Tool Kit?
  • Lesson 3: Skills Stations
  • Lesson 4: Detours
  • Check-in/Closing of Core Spoke


4 hours


The following are the prerequisite that a student is required to have before being allowed into this course:

  • Completion of Part One: Fundamentals of Instruction Hub Recert
  • Proof of current Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED Instructor certification along with supporting rosters submitted more than 2 business days prior to the program start date. Submit to: A screen shot of your instructor portal that includes your name as the instructor, the course title, and that it's been submitted is acceptable
  • Option 1: If you are an Alberta based instructor: you will submit 2 approved AB OH&S approved program rosters for each certification year that you personally instructed and submitted was submitted to the Red Cross using the Course Manager system. The AB OH&S Approved course are: (Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid or Standard First Aid)
  • Option 2: All FAI's - The Program Standard indicates that all are to have taught a minimum of three Canadian Red Cross First Aid courses during the three-year period. One of the courses must be Standard First Aid, Standard Child Care First Aid, or Marine Basic First Aid since obtaining the Instructor certification or recertification. This standard will have been met if you are an AB instructor and have the required courses taught in option 1.
  • Option 3: EXPIRED FAI's still within the 1 year grace period: Must meet the requirements above for the province they are wishing to recertify. If you do not meet this requirement, please contact your Red Cross Program Rep at 1-877-356-3226 for options to re-qualify as an instructor which may include attending the Instructor Program again.


The Instructor Recertification Program is a custom learning solution, designed to support the ongoing development of the CRC’s First Aid Programs Instructor population and increase your confidence as educators.

This program consists of self-guided, peer-led and -facilitated learning interventions which seek to enrich professional expertise, ensuring that our Instructors maintain or exceed the same levels of competence indicated at the time of your initial certification, and are prepared to guide and support the learning of candidates in your classrooms. Recognizing the population’s diverse learning needs, the components of the program are designed to strengthen your facilitation skills, provide a comprehensive update on first aid education, and enrich your community of practice.

Completion Criteria:
1. Successfully completion and 100% attendance of in-class activities and assignments.
2. Successfully demonstrated selected discipline-specific clinical skills.
3. Adhere to the Canadian Red Cross Standards or Behaviour and the group charter.

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Upon successful completion of this program you will have earned the following tickets:

  • Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED Instructor Certification that is valid for 3 years.

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What to Bring:
Laptop or tablet to utilize throughout the program.
An electronic copy of the e-workbook that will be available on your Red Cross Instructor Portal under 'My online books' 2 days prior to the course date.
Wear professional but comfortable clothing as skills will be performed.
Pen/Paper for notes

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