CPR Instructor

CPR Instructor Training

CPR Instructors support the Red Cross First Aid Program through the delivery of our CPR courses. Candidates enter our comprehensive Instructor Development Program, designed to prepare them to support dynamic, learner-centred classroom environments.

CPR Instructor Development Pathway

Below is the pathway to become a certified CPR Instructor. You must successfully complete each step before advancing to the next step. Certification is valid for three years.

1. Evaluate skills and check prerequisites

Confirm prerequisites are met: you must be 18 years or older, have a valid participant certificate for the program you wish to teach, and successfully complete a skills evaluation.

2. Fundamentals of instruction

Complete the Fundamentals of Instruction online component (8 hrs*), and a classroom component (14 hrs 30 min) focused on the application of fundamentals.

3. Discipline-specific classroom component

Attend the discipline-specific classroom component (14 hrs 30 min), which focuses on the specific skills of that program.

4. Teaching experience

Complete the Teaching Experience online module (30-45 min*) and a classroom component with the support of a Teaching Experience Supervisor.

5. Certification

The final step is the certification. Congratulations! You are now officially a certified Instructor.

* Online learning time will vary depending on the learner.


Fundamentals of Instruction – First Aid Programs (online component)
Fundamentals of Instruction – First Aid Programs (ebook)
Fundamentals of Instruction – First Aid Programs Workbook
Instructor Guide (discipline-specific)
Participant-level products
Boulevard (online instructional resources)
The Teaching Experience – First Aid Programs (online component)