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First Aid Instructor

The Lifesaving Society First Aid Instructor course prepares candidates to teach first aid courses up to and including Workplace Standard First Aid. Current First Aid Instructors may teach and certify Basic and Emergency First Aid, CPR-A,-B,-C and AED. They may teach (but not certify) Standard First Aid candidates (see Examiners).

First Aid Instructors who hold CPR-HCP may teach (but not certify) CPR-HCP (see Examiners). First Aid Instructors who hold Airway Management may teach (but not certify) Airway Management (see Examiners).

Prerequisites: Minimum 16 years of age, Workplace Standard First Aid certification (need not be current).

Evaluation & certification: First Aid Instructor Trainers teach, evaluate and certify First Aid Instructor candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be "current" for 24 months from the certification date.

First Aid Instructor course: 20 hr. classroom instruction. This checklist identifies the learning outcomes that you must achieve in order to be successful on the course.

Candidate recognition: Certification card.

Required reference material: First Aid Award Guide, Canadian First Aid Manual.

Costs: In addition to the required reference materials, a certification fee is payable to the Lifesaving Society. Course organizers charge a fee to cover the costs of running the course.

Recertification: Instructors remain current by recertifying within 24 months of the last certification date. Recertification is through the Society's professional development credit system.