First Aid Instructor

Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructors (FAIs) can deliver many first aid and CPR programs, including:

  • Standard First Aid
  • Emergency First Aid
  • CPR Levels with AED
  • Child Emergency First Aid
  • Child Care Standard First Aid
  • Marine Basic First Aid

FAI is also one of the prerequisites for Advanced First Aid Instructor program modules.

There are two ways to become an FAI, either by taking a regular Full First Aid Instructor course, or by taking a First Aid Instructor Transfer course.

  • The Full FAI course is about 32 hours long.
    • Prerequisites: 18+ years old; recent Standard First Aid.
    • There are both online and classroom components.
  • The FAI Transfer course is about 16 hours long.
    • Prerequisites: 18+ years old, recent Standard First Aid.
    • Transfer Option 1 Prerequisites – One of Water Safety Instructor, or Registered Teacher with Education Degree.
    • Transfer Option 2 Prerequisites – One of: Lifesaving Society First Aid Instructor, St John Ambulance First Aid Instructor, Heart and Stroke First Aid Instructor, or Heart and Stroke BLSI. (If you an Instructor with a different agency, please contact us.)
    • There are also both online and classroom components.

Course dates:

  • FAI – Tuesday to Friday, February 18-21, 10:00-6:00. Henderson Library, 1-1050 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg.
  • FAI Transfer Option 1 – Tuesday and Wednesday, February 18-19, 10:00-6:00, Henderson Library, 1-1050 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg.
  • FAI Transfer Option 2 – Thursday and Friday, February 20-21, 10:00-6:00, Henderson Library, 1-1050 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg.

The prices are:

  • Full First Aid Instructor – $899 if you have recently taken Standard First Aid.
  • First Aid Instructor Transfer – $649.

First Aid Instructor and Instructor Transfer



First Aid Instructor Recertification  (FAIR)

The Red Cross First Aid Instructor Recertifications are offered regularly.

  • Prerequisites: Current FAI, or within 2-year grace period of its expiration. You must have taught at least three courses in the last three years, of which one must have been a Standard First Aid.
  • Choose a date:
    • Monday, January 20, 10:00-6:00. Location: Meeting Room 1, Henderson Library, 1-1050 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg; OR,
    • Monday, April 13, 8:30-4:30. Location:¬† Seminar Room, Reh-Fit Centre, 1390 Taylor Ave., Winnipeg; OR,
    • If these days don’t work for you, we can set up another day but there must be a minimum of 4 people.
  • Price: $199 + GST

First Aid Instructor Recertification



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