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American Red Cross Instructor Training


The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor course has been updated to include the latest ECC Guidelines and provides instructor candidates with the skills and knowledge to teach the American Red Cross basic-level First Aid, CPR and AED courses.


  • Be at least 16 years of age

  • Possess current basic-level American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification or equivalent


Upon successful course completion, candidates will receive an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor certificate valid for 2 years

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Class Resources and FAQs

Online Precourse

Prior to the in-class session, all participants must complete an online Instructor course thru the Red Cross Learning Center.

You will receive a separate email from the Red Cross with information to complete the online portion of the class. Please read the email carefully and follow the link in the email to complete the online portion before the classroom session.

If you signed up for the class last minute and did not receive the online course information, please reply to your registration confirmation email or call our office immediately. Otherwise, we will assist you at the start of the class.

Course Materials

Links to all course materials will be emailed to instructor candidates when you register for a class.  Participants may bring the materials to class in either digital format on a laptop, iPad or tablet, or printed hard copy. Print versions of these materials are available for purchase from the Red Cross Store.

Practice Teaching Assignments

Each Instructor Candidate must complete two Practice Teaching Assignments during the class.

You will receive an email with your assigned Practice Teaching Assignments and instructions to prepare for teaching your assigned topics/skills. If you do not receive the email at least 3 days before your scheduled class please contact our office at 800-916-1213.

Note: We are not required to provide your practice teaching assignments before the class, we do this as a courtesy to help Instructor Candidates prepare ahead of time. Not receiving an email or not checking your email is NOT an acceptable excuse for rescheduling a class. Practice teaching assignments will be assigned at the start of the class for those who didn’t receive the email.

If you decide to leave the class for any reason, you will NOT receive a refund and will NOT be eligible to transfer to a different class.

What to Bring to Class

The following items are REQUIRED for the class:

  • Proof that you are at least 16 years old (photo ID)

  • Current American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification or equivalent

  • Online Instructor Course completion certificate

  • Class Waiver Form (printed)

  • Practice Teaching Assignments/Class Forms (printed)

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor’s Manual

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Participant’s Manual

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Course Presentation

  • Adult and Infant CPR pocket masks (may be purchased at class for $20/set)

Program Policies

Program Policies for Instructor Courses

Refund Policy: Class fees are nonrefundable and no refunds will be issued once fees have been submitted. Class materials and supplies such as course manuals and textbooks, CPR masks and all other class supplies are nonrefundable.

Transfer Policy: The class transfer fee is $150.00 and registered participants are required to complete a Online Transfer Request at least 72 hours prior to the class date in order to be eligible to transfer. Transfers will only be granted if space is available in a future class with-in 60 days of the original class date. Only (1) transfer is allowed per registration.

No Show Policy: If a registered participant is a no-show and absent from their scheduled class, the participant will not receive a refund of any kind and is not eligible for a class transfer.

Class Space is Limited: If a registered participant decides to leave the class for any reason, they will NOT receive a refund and will NOT be eligible to transfer to a different class.

Cancelled Class Policy: CPR and Safety Training reserves the right to cancel classes as needed. In the event a class is canceled registered participants will be offered a transfer to a different class at no additional charge or a full refund.

Visitor Policy: Only registered class participants are allowed in the classroom during training. All visitors must wait in the parking lot

American Red Cross Instructor Training: Service
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