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     September 30, 2023
     8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The purpose of the American Red Cross FA/CPR/AED Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the basic-level American Red Cross FA/CPR/AED course.


  1. Possess a current student-level American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED certification or equivalent. Online only certificates do not qualify. Hands on component with an instructor is required.
  2. Be at least 16 years of age on the last day of the instructor course.
  3. Complete the online course and exam
  4. Successfully demonstrate Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED & First Aid skills to instructor level proficiency in the Skill Polish Session

Successful completion requirements:

    1. Must attend and actively participate in all class sessions.
    2. Complete the required teaching assignments

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Course Objectives
• Deliver quality, consistent and standardized content by following the FA/CPR/AED instructor manual(s) and other program materials.
• Choose the appropriate course and materials to meet the specific training needs of participants or groups
• Exhibit the characteristics required of an American Red Cross representative and role model.
• Follow the directives and procedures related to the conduct and administration of American Red Cross courses, including the Instructor Agreement and Instructor Code of
• Conduct courses in a manner that helps participants to stay engaged in the learning process and meet course objectives.
• Perform applicable first aid, CPR and AED skills at an appropriate skill level at instructor level skill proficiency.
• Plan for and ensure participants’ health and safety during training.
• Maintain complete and accurate records and reports.
• Plan, organize and conduct the first aid, CPR and AED courses in accordance with the requirements of the specific class they will be teaching.
• Monitor participants’ practice, evaluate performance and provide corrective feedback and encouragement that is consistent with the skill assessment tools.
• Recognize that the requirements in the skill assessment tools are criteria for ascertaining the proficiency of a participant’s performance.
• Effectively use program materials and training equipment.
• Explain procedures for acknowledging course completion and accessing American Red Cross digital certificates.