Instructor Development Programs

Pacific First Aid is a proud Instructor Development Center (IDC) for the Canadian Red Cross.

The Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor Development Program trains and certifies Instructors to organize and deliver First Aid & CPR courses.
The Instructor Development Program trains Instructors to apply an individualized approach focusing on injury prevention, learning styles and a variety of instructional techniques that consider the abilities, ages, and needs of each participant. Our First Aid & CPR Instructors are trained to encourage each participant’s personal rate of achievement, recognizing this will vary from one person to the next.

To help you find the right program, our courses are conveniently broken down into the categories below.

Please click on the categories below to find more information and pricing.If you are not sure which program is suitable for you please contact us – info@pacificfirstaid.ca

Red Cross Fist Aid Instructor – $955

First Aid Instructor $955

First Aid Instructor Program (COMPLETE)

The program is broken down into 5 steps:

 

Step 1 – Skills Evaluation:

  • Skills Evaluation
    – First Aid skill will be evaluated
  • Pre-Requisite Verification
    – 18 Years of Age
    – First Aid Certification (a valid participant certificate for the program you wish to teach)

Upon completion, you will be given your additional course materials, you will have 60 days to move on to Step 2

Step 2 – Fundamental of Instructions:

Step two consists of an online component, where you will learn the fundamentals of
instruction, and a classroom component, where you apply these fundamentals under the
guidance of an Instructor Trainer.

  • Fundamental of Instructions Online Component
    – Approx. 8 Hours
  • Fundamental of Instructions – Classroom Component
    – 16 Hours (Including Breaks)
    – 2 Days (9 am to 5 pm)

Upon completion, you will have 180 days to move on to Step 3

Step 3 – Discipline Specific Classroom Component:

Once you decide which program you would like to teach, you must attend the corresponding discipline-specific classroom component which focuses on the specific skills of that program.

  • Classroom Component
    – 16 Hours (Including Breaks)
    – 2 Days (9 am to 5 pm)

Upon completion, you will have 364 days to move on to completion of Step 4

Step 4 – Teaching Experience:

Step four consists of an online and a classroom component. The online details what to
expect during your Teaching Experience and the classroom component provides the
experience of teaching in a real classroom with the support of a Teaching Experience
Supervisor.

  • Online Component
    – 30 – 45 mins
  • Classroom Component
    – Varies by candidate (Max. 3 attempts)

Upon completion, please send your paperwork back to your Instructor Trainer.

Step 5 – Certification!:

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

 

Upcoming dates can be found on the registration form!


First Aid Instructor Transfer (F.A.I. from another recognized agency) $575

First Aid Instructor Transfer (F.A.I. from another recognized agency)

First Aid Instructor Transfer Option 1 $575

Instructor candidates who qualify for this transfer pathway are entering into the Instructor Development Program with previous experience through another recognized First Aid agency.

They will follow the Instructor Development Program however they will not be required to complete Step 3: Discipline Specific Classroom Component.

Step 1 – Skills Evaluation:

  • Skills Evaluation
    – First Aid skill will be evaluated
  • Pre-Requisite Verification
    – 18 Years of Age
    – First Aid Certification (a valid participant certificate for the program you wish to teach)

Upon completion, you will be given your additional course materials, you will have 60 days to move on to Step 2

Step 2 – Fundamental of Instructions:

Step two consists of an online component, where you will learn the fundamentals of
instruction, and a classroom component, where you apply these fundamentals under the
guidance of an Instructor Trainer.

  • Fundamental of Instructions Online Component
    – Approx. 8 Hours
  • Fundamental of Instructions – Classroom Component
    – 16 Hours (Including Breaks)
    – 2 Days (9 am to 5 pm)

Upon completion, you will have 180 days to move on to Step 3

Step 3 – NOT REQUIRED:

 

Step 4 – Teaching Experience:

Step four consists of an online and a classroom component. The online details what to
expect during your Teaching Experience and the classroom component provides the
experience of teaching in a real classroom with the support of a Teaching Experience
Supervisor.

  • Online Component
    – 30 – 45 mins
  • Classroom Component
    – Varies by candidate (Max. 3 attempts)

Upon completion, please send your paperwork back to your Instructor Trainer.

Step 5 – Certification!:

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

Upcoming dates can be found on the registration form!

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First Aid Instructor Transfer (WSI / School Teachers (Elementary / Secondary) $650

First Aid Instructor Transfer (WSI / School Teachers (Elementary / Secondary) $650

Instructor candidates who qualify for this transfer pathway are entering into the Instructor Development Program with previous experience as a Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor/Instructor Trainer or are an educator (elementary or secondary level).

They will follow the Instructor Development Program however they will not be required to complete Step 2: Fundamentals of Instruction – Classroom Component.


Step 1 – Skills Evaluation:

  • Skills Evaluation
    – First Aid skill will be evaluated
  • Pre-Requisite Verification
    – 18 Years of Age
    – First Aid Certification (a valid participant certificate for the program you wish to teach)

Upon completion, you will be given your additional course materials, you will have 60 days to move on to Step 2

Step 2 – Fundamental of Instructions:

Step two consists of an online component, where you will learn the fundamentals of
instruction, and a classroom component, where you apply these fundamentals under the
guidance of an Instructor Trainer.

  • Fundamental of Instructions Online Component ONLY
    – Approx. 8 Hours

Upon completion, you will have 180 days to move on to Step 3

Step 3 – Discipline Specific Classroom Component:

Once you decide which program you would like to teach, you must attend the corresponding discipline-specific classroom component which focuses on the specific skills of that program.

  • Classroom Component
    – 16 Hours (Including Breaks)
    – 2 Days (9 am to 5 pm)

Upon completion, you will have 364 days to move on to completion of Step 4

Step 4 – Teaching Experience:

Step four consists of an online and a classroom component. The online details what to
expect during your Teaching Experience and the classroom component provides the
experience of teaching in a real classroom with the support of a Teaching Experience
Supervisor.

  • Online Component
    – 30 – 45 mins
  • Classroom Component
    – Varies by candidate (Max. 3 attempts)

Upon completion, please send your paperwork back to your Instructor Trainer.

Step 5 – Certification!:

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

 

Upcoming dates can be found on the registration form!


Instructor Recertification $205

Instructor Recertification $205

Instructor candidates whom currently hold a valid Canadian Red Cross First Aid Program Instructor Certification.
Providing you with updated Instructor Development tools and resources for your programs.


Step 1 – Pre-Requisites Check:

  • A current CRC First Aid Program Instructor Certification
  • Taught a minimum of 3 CRC First Aid Programs during the three-year certification period
    – Please download/screenshot a list through the Instructor Network
  • One course must have been taught in each Instructor designation seeking recertification (highest level of certification with each program area)

Step 2 – Complete Pre-Course Assignment:

A detailed pre-course assignment will be sent by your Instructor Trainer.

This component MUST be completed prior to entering Step 3.

Step 3 – Classroom Component:
The 2017-2020 classroom component is to provide Instructor Development for Instructors to further develop a way to create meaningful first aid learning experiences. The course will focus on learning activities that reflect the Educational Philosophy of the CRC.

  • Classroom Component
    – 8 Hours (Including Breaks)
    – 1 Days (9 am to 5 pm)

Step 4 – Certification!:
The final step is certification. Congratulations! You are now officially a re-certified as an Instructor.

 


Teaching Experience Supervisor $150

Teaching Experience Supervisor $150

The certified Instructor whom the Instructor candidate will teach alongside in a real-life classroom. The TES will assess and evaluate the candidate’s teaching skills and offer feedback and guidance throughout the teaching experience. The TES will also determine if the candidate successfully completed the teaching experience.


Step 1 – Skills & Pre-Requisites Check:

  • Skills Evaluation
    – First Aid skill will be evaluated
  • Pre-Requisite Verification
    – 18 Years of Age
    – CRC Instructor Certification (Discipline Specific)

Upon completion, you will be given your additional course materials, you will have 60 days to move on to Step 2

Step 2 – Fundamentals of Instruction:
Step two consists of an online component, where you will learn the fundamentals of
instruction, and a classroom component, where you apply these fundamentals under the
guidance of an Instructor Trainer.

  • Fundamental of Instructions Online Component
    – Approx. 8 Hours
  • Fundamental of Instructions – Classroom Component
    – 8 Hours (Including Breaks)
    – 1 Days (9 am to 5 pm)

Step 3 – Certification!:
The final step is certification. Congratulations! You are now officially a Teaching Experience Supervisor.

 


Skills Check ONLY $150

Skills Check ONLY $150

This is for Instructor Candidates who wish to have their skills evaluated separately.
You can take the skills checklist to another school who will accept Instructor Candidates.
(Please verify with the other school)


Youth Leader $150

Youth Leader $150

Youth Leaders support the Red Cross Youth First Aid Programs through the delivery of the Stay Safe! And Babysitting Courses.

Leader Development Program, designed to prepare them to support the dynamic, learner-centered classroom environments.

Step 1 – Skills & Pre-Requisites Check:

  • Skills Evaluation
    – First Aid skill will be evaluated
  • Pre-Requisite Verification
    – 18 Years of AgeUpon completion, you will be given your additional course materials, you will have 60 days to move on to Step 2Step 2 – Fundamentals of Instruction:
    Step two consists of an online component, where you will learn the fundamentals of
    Instruction.
    .

    • Fundamental of Instructions Online Component
      – Approx. 8 Hours

    Step 3 – Teaching Experience:

    Step three consists of a classroom component that provides the experience of teaching in a real classroom with the support of a Teaching Experience Supervisor.

    • Classroom Component
      – Varies by candidate (Max. 3 attempts)

    Upon completion, please send your paperwork back to your Instructor Trainer or IDC@pacificfirstaid.ca.

    Step 5 – Certification!:

    The final step is certification. Congratulations! You are now officially a certified as a Youth Leader.

 

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