First Aid Instructor

With your Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor (FAI), you 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 that you can become an FAI:  (1) take a regular Full First Aid Instructor course; (2) or, 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: 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.)
    • Transfer Option 2 Prerequisites – One of Water Safety Instructor, or Registered Teacher with Education Degree.
    • There are also both online and classroom components.

Course dates:

  • Course dates will be posted soon.¬†

First Aid Instructor Recertification  (FAIR)

Did  you know that the model for delivery of First Aid Instructor Recertifications has changed?  All instructors (First Aid and CPR, Professional Responder, Wilderness, Psychological First Aid) must all complete the Hub which is common to all specialties. Then, all instructors must complete the Discipline-specific session for their specialty.

  • Choose one of the following Hub sessions:
    • Saturday, February 27, 9:00-1:00. This will be virtual and done through Zoom.
    • Monday, March 29, 6:00-10:00pm. This will be virtual and done through Zoom.
    • Tuesday, May 18,¬†6:00-10:00pm. This will be virtual and done through Zoom.
  • Choose one of the following First Aid and CPR Instructor Discipline-specific sessions:
    • Saturday, February 27, 1:00-5:00. This will be virtual and done through Zoom.
    • Tuesday, March 30, 6:00-10:00pm. This will be virtual and done through Zoom.
    • Tuesday, May 25, 6:00-10:00pm. This will be virtual and done through Zoom.
  • To register, please follow the link and complete the FORM.
  • Then use PayPal to complete your registration.


First Aid Instructor Recertification



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