Psychological First Aid Instructor

Red Cross trainer and four adult students

Psychological First Aid Instructors support the delivery of our Psychological First Aid and Self-Care & Wellness courses. Candidates will develop competencies in facilitating case-based learning, and how to support learners in understanding a resiliency-building approach to emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing.


Instructors who wish to deliver the participant-level certification courses (Psychological First Aid and Self-Care & Wellness)


Classroom: 14 hours


Certified Red Cross Psychological First Aid Instructor Trainer


  • 18 years of age
  • Fundamentals of Instruction (online and in-class)
  • Psychological First Aid certification


Attend and participate in 100% of the course. A competency-based teaching experience with the support of a Teaching Experience Supervisor is required upon completion of the in-person course.


Psychological First Aid Instructor certificate is available for download upon successful completion of training and is valid for 3 years.

Course Content

  • Loss, stress, and grief and how they affect us
  • Psychological First Aid
  • How to facilitate problem-based/case study learning
  • Selecting, planning and facilitating an activity


  • Instructor Guide – Psychological First Aid
  • Virtual Facilitation Guide – Instructional Techniques
  • Psychological First Aid Workbook
  • Overview of Psychological First Aid ‒ Self-Care & Wellness
  • Look, Listen, Link, Live cards
  • Online instructional resources on Boulevard
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