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

Instructor Pathway First Aid CPR

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 First Aid & CPR 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

An electronic certification will be issued upon completion. Certified Instructors can teach Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Marine Basic First Aid, Emergency Child Care First Aid, Standard Child Care First Aid and CPR courses.


Tuition $625.00 plus GST and PST

$125.00 plus GST (Fundamentals of Instruction Instructor Manual)

$100.00 plus GST ((First Aid Discipline Specific Instructor Manual)

Prices do not include: 

  • Shipping if required
  • Pocket mask
  • Teaching Experience (An additional $200.00 if you chose to complete your Teaching Experience at First Aid for Life.)

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