CPR and First Aid Instructor Training Courses
Instructor Course Standards
Emergency First Response® CPR and First Aid Instructor Training Courses offer you a unique opportunity to teach and certify student-level international certifications. EFR Instructors have a superior facility to tap into a variety of limitless markets that require or request CPR, AED, First Aid, and Childcare, while supplementing your income at the same time.
Potential companies that must provide employee CPR and First Aid training due to governmental or local regulations.
- High-risk industries, such as mining, building and manufacturing
- Schools, including pre-schools, child care centers and nurseries
- Civil Service Employees and Federal State and local government agencies
- Neighbors, friends, family, and Church groups
- Retirement Communities, and Municipal Employees
- Maritime Industries and the Scuba Diving Community
- Leisure Industries, Youth groups, Sporting groups
EFRI® Course (2 Days)
During the Emergency First Response CPR and First Aid Instructor two day course, you will build on your skills as an Emergency First Responder through a multi-media approach of independent study, classroom sessions and practical teaching assignments, and focus on developing your instructional abilities to teach these skills to others.
The instructor course covers specific goals and performance requirements for the Primary Care, Secondary Care, Care for Children, and AED courses, along with instruction on how to structure learning, the requirements of performance-based training, and your role as the instructor in the learning environment.
The flexible two-day instructor course syllabus also teaches you how to motivate course participants, evaluate student knowledge, present course content effectively, become proficient in developing hands-on skills practice sessions, and how to present an effective scenario-based learning experience.
Instructor Course Syllabus
The Emergency First Response Instructor Course provides qualified individuals with the additional training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), Automated External Defibrillator and Care for Children courses. This course builds on the instructor candidates’ skills as primary and secondary care providers and focuses on developing their instructional abilities. Through independent study, classroom sessions and practice teaching assignments, instructor candidates learn how to market and conduct the Emergency First Response programs.
Those with current CPR/First Aid instructor credentials from other organizations may take the Emergency First Response Instructor Crossover Program. Practicing medical professionals (e.g. paramedics, EMT’s, nurses, doctors) are not normally required to have completed the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses. Although participating in these provider-level courses is beneficial, it is not required since professional medical training serves as an equivalent.
EFR Instructor Course Syllabus Outline
Instructor candidates should complete the four self study knowledge reviews before the course which are found in the EFR Instructor Manual and Primary Care Student Manual.
Presentation 1: Course Orientation
Presentation 2: Emergency First Response Program Philosophy
Presentation 3: Learning and Instruction Workshop
Presentation 4: Teaching Emergency First Response Skills Workshop
Presentation 5: Care for Children Course Standards and Content
Presentation 6: Care for Children Skills Workshop
Presentation 7: Organising Emergency First Response Courses
Presentation 8: Manikin Cleaning Workshop (optional)
Presentation 9: Marketing Emergency First Response Courses
Step 1. Attend and complete student-level training for the programs you wish to teach. This provides you with an understanding of the course content and the physical skills. If you currently possess these skills you have already completed step one.
Step 2. Complete our instructor self-study system to learn about EFR instructional design and class administration. We have condensed this traditional classroom-based information into a self-paced resource, so you can study anytime, anywhere.
Step 3. Attend and successfully complete a classroom instructor development course. This is designed to help new instructors become skilled in presenting the instructional elements found in EFR training programs. This includes real-time demonstrations, small group practices, talk-through scenarios and performance evaluations.
Step 4. An instructor candidate must have a classroom training session monitored and participate in a practicum. An actual student-level class is to be delivered by the instructor candidates while the EFR IT overseas the course.
Written Exam: A score of at least 75% is required to avoid a retest
After satisfactorily completing all performance requirements, an instructor candidate applies to become an Emergency First Response Instructor (which also includes authorization to conduct the Care for Children course) by submitting an Emergency First Response Instructor application to your Emergency First Response Office. Along with the application, instructor candidates need to enclose a photo and processing fee.
EFR Instructor Prerequisites
To enroll in the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you must be at least 18 years old and have completed CPR and first aid training in the past 24 months, or be a practicing medical professional such as a physician, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic, or Registered Nurse. More information is available in the Instructor Course FAQ section.
EFRI Crossover Course
Individuals who are current CPR and First Aid instructors with another qualifying organisation may choose to earn the rating by completing the Emergency First Response Instructor Crossover course. This course gives credit for past teaching experience and focuses on familiarizing candidates with the Emergency First Response course philosophy and structure.