How To Become An Instructor

Interested in becoming a First Aid and CPR Instructor?

First Aid 4U offers quality Instructor Training and our experienced Instructor Trainers run leadership courses across Ontario. Once certified, you can apply to teach for various existing Training Partners throughout Canada.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR level C/AED certificate
  • Successful completion of your Skills Check (mandatory scheduled date)
  • Successful completion of the 8 Hour Online Module (sent after completion of your skills check)
  • 18 years of age or older

To successfully complete the Instructor Course:

  • Attend a Skills Check Session before the course. All skills meet the Red Cross Standards. This is a 4 hour component which will be specified in the dates you select.
  • Attend 100% of the course – all four days, 9am-5pm, often over two weekends.
  • Complete any pre-course assignments as required by your Instructor Trainer.
  • Successful completion of the course which involves practice teaching, course assignments and a final written test.
  • Demonstrate an ability to teach safe, fun and interactive courses.
  • Complete an online module as preparation for the teaching experience.
  • Successfully complete a co-teach (up to 3 attempts) in a Standard First Aid and CPR level C/AED course with a Teaching Experience Supervisor (lesson plan required).

Testimonials & Reviews



Buchi NwohaBuchi Nwoha
19:57 22 Apr 24
Graeme SmithGraeme Smith
18:49 21 Apr 24
Great course, I learned a lot. Smitty was an amazing instructor. Would hope to run into him again some day.
Pamela DilawriPamela Dilawri
22:40 17 Apr 24
Well taught class from an educator that has a wealth of experience in his own personal life. Much appreciated David .
Godfrey JoekumarGodfrey Joekumar
02:56 17 Apr 24
David Smith was a great teacher for my First Aid training (First Aid, CPR, + AED training). He made learning super fun and easy by sharing his real-life experiences, which helped us understand why we were doing the exercises. Overall what a great experience. Thank you again David!
Raya AlhamdanRaya Alhamdan
20:15 13 Apr 24
Burlington,, Our instructor, was Dr Rymon,,he was amazing,,great information in a simple way,, Thank you Rymon
Erin SteadErin Stead
15:36 11 Apr 24
David Smith was a very engaging and knowledgeable instructor. It was not only very informative, but fun to learn First Aid, CPR and AED training. His real-life experiences helped to put a why to the exercises we were doing.
22:17 10 Apr 24
I had a two days first aid course. Mr . Rymon was an excellent instructor.
19:57 10 Apr 24
Was quite informative and easy to understand as facilitator explained everything in detail. Recommend everyone to take this course
Lynne RichardsonLynne Richardson
22:30 04 Apr 24
Was relaxed but educational.
Domenic FiglianoDomenic Figliano
18:43 04 Apr 24
Maged was an excellent instructor he made the course very enjoyable and made the time go by and did not make feel like a boring weekend course.
Sara BarretteSara Barrette
01:01 04 Apr 24
Curtis HamelinCurtis Hamelin
11:23 28 Mar 24
Beatrice NyamburaBeatrice Nyambura
19:11 27 Mar 24
Dominique LauzonDominique Lauzon
00:02 26 Mar 24
Dilani JayarathnaDilani Jayarathna
22:03 24 Mar 24
20:48 24 Mar 24
My instructor Hawley Lapine was the best I have had. If he would have been my professor when I was in nursing I would have passed with better grades. He is also witty, intelligent and very interesting as a person. He is warm and quite personable. I know he is retiring and I honestly feel sad for those who won’t have the chance to learn from him. Thank you for the 2 days of learning more than I thought I would
Dan MosesDan Moses
20:31 20 Mar 24
It’s was an excellent lecture from Mr.Rymon, at the Cambridge branch.
Rowland NonsoRowland Nonso
18:38 20 Mar 24
The course was great and I so enjoyed itRymon was great 👍
Enongene NtokoEnongene Ntoko
22:50 17 Mar 24
Great teacher with alot of experience, nice and understanding group we hard.
William WhitfieldWilliam Whitfield
22:32 17 Mar 24
I had a wonderful training experience with my instructor, Hawley Lepine. I learned more than just first aid; he shared many personal experiences related to the importance of first aid which I appreciate so much.
Mike RossignolMike Rossignol
19:20 13 Mar 24
T CharbonneauT Charbonneau
15:59 11 Mar 24
Jad IbrahimJad Ibrahim
14:02 11 Mar 24
Booking training was effortless and the training itself was great. The instructor explained well and kept our attention, they were also able to adapt to people's individual skills. Would recommend to anyone.
We the NorthWe the North
20:54 08 Mar 24
Jad IbrahimJad Ibrahim
15:39 08 Mar 24
Michelle ArensMichelle Arens
21:18 06 Mar 24
David Smith was an excellent instructor! The class was interesting, comprehensive and fun! I highly recommend these classes for anyone.
20:43 06 Mar 24
Charles JeffCharles Jeff
20:36 06 Mar 24
TonyKell PaulTonyKell Paul
18:12 04 Mar 24
Perry BrownPerry Brown
15:20 04 Mar 24
Daniele RochaDaniele Rocha
00:56 04 Mar 24
Jocelyne MorissetteJocelyne Morissette
02:07 03 Mar 24
Reem was very patient and professional. Learned a lot even if this was a refresher course
Kevin de HaanKevin de Haan
01:16 03 Mar 24
Awesome trainer, very nice with great sense of humor combined with sense of importance to detail
Kaitlin SchisslerKaitlin Schissler
03:47 01 Mar 24
egunlola akintayoegunlola akintayo
00:44 29 Feb 24
Sherry SmithSherry Smith
20:42 28 Feb 24
I have done this course numerous times over the years and always found them long and tiring. I just completed the 2 day course and really enjoyed it. David Smith was my trainer this time around and I really hope to have him as my trainer in 3 years again. He made this course fun and it was not boring. He is an amazing trainer definitely the best.
meghan dalgleishmeghan dalgleish
20:37 28 Feb 24
The instructor David Smith taught this course very well at the Ottawa location at 700 industrial Ave. He created a welcoming and supportive learning environment and I had a great experience here
May EngelhardtMay Engelhardt
21:01 26 Feb 24
Roger ReaumeRoger Reaume
19:23 26 Feb 24
Dr.Mohamud LiireDr.Mohamud Liire
22:41 25 Feb 24
Wuraola OgunWuraola Ogun
21:53 25 Feb 24
It was an interesting training, the facilitator had a lot of practical experiences which made it easy
luwice ndiforluwice ndifor
01:12 19 Feb 24
It was a wonderful experience getting the first aid training at First Aid 4u. it'll a long way to arm me and get me ready to intervene and provide first aid solutions in incidence and cases where necessary.
Emilie GauthierEmilie Gauthier
18:34 16 Feb 24
James RussellJames Russell
23:52 15 Feb 24
Learned alot and much appreciation to David Smith for being an amazing instructor, and very informative. Thank you
Sacha BSacha B
22:17 14 Feb 24
Instructor David is amazing and makes learning the material fun. He makes the most of all the material he has to teach, he involves the whole class, asks for volunteers and what I liked the most is on the second day (if you take the two day in class) if that he has a jeopardy like game that you get to practice what you learnt the previous day. This really helped for the test at the end of day two. Thank you David for a surprisingly fun two days of relearning CPR/FIRST AID.
Mekias WondimuMekias Wondimu
22:15 14 Feb 24
The instructor was excellent and skillful. (David Smith) I recently completed the Standard First Aid & CPR Level C course by 2nd shat, bec my first day was to boring and wasn't feeling well but, i learned a lot from those days for me amazing teaching with a new instructor again Mr David Smith has different way to teach a student he knows i get a good potential, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn life-saving skills. The instructor was very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. He explained the concepts clearly and demonstrated the techniques effectively.
Joloclay FamilyJoloclay Family
02:20 13 Feb 24
Fazulrahman rahmaniFazulrahman rahmani
20:46 12 Feb 24
Matthias BMatthias B
14:58 12 Feb 24
Hawley ( the instructor) is a beauty, he cares a lot and makes it interesting! You're in for some good stories if you are blessed enough to get him as an instructor.
Maryam DrisMaryam Dris
02:26 12 Feb 24
The instructor Hawley, was good and knowledgeable but the classroom setting not ideal, and small for a big group.
Great course-above expectations- by First Aid 4U and Hawley was a fantastic instructor. I do recommend it and will check on other courses in the future. Thank you!
jessica taylorjessica taylor
16:15 11 Feb 24
Rob de CarufelRob de Carufel
21:44 10 Feb 24
The instructor was very clear and knowledgeable on every part and section. I will be recommending this course to everyone.
Brijesh MistryBrijesh Mistry
21:49 09 Feb 24
It was an in depth teaching by Aurangzeband of cause with a fun.
Jason MWJason MW
14:00 09 Feb 24
First Aid 4U: CambridgeRafaat and Rymon were excellent trainers and made the course training enjoyable.
Valerie ngala ChuyeValerie ngala Chuye
09:49 09 Feb 24
It was an amazing experience, leaning with fun , great practical experience, will definitely recommend to everyone, thanks to Mr David smith
Jude LancasterJude Lancaster
19:42 06 Feb 24
Rania MouaiciRania Mouaici
18:30 05 Feb 24
15:32 04 Feb 24
Basira WardakBasira Wardak
01:20 01 Feb 24
I highly recommend the first AID 4U specially the Brampton location , professional instructors specifically Mr Avrangzeb he is so friendly and knowledgeable guy .
Rodney SaldanhaRodney Saldanha
22:53 30 Jan 24
Marina AndrawisMarina Andrawis
15:30 29 Jan 24
ambrose ojoko fatherambrose ojoko father
21:28 24 Jan 24
Fantastic Experience
Heather WestawayHeather Westaway
18:44 22 Jan 24
karen marilynortkaren marilynort
15:02 22 Jan 24
Rachel JacobsRachel Jacobs
04:09 18 Jan 24
Linda ALinda A
01:07 18 Jan 24
Excellent! Instructor (Irene) was terrific. Provided real life examples, lots of practical and great encouragement throughout the course. Left with a high comfort level that I could help others who need first aid or CPR. Well done 👍🏻
John NobleJohn Noble
23:19 12 Jan 24
Great knowledge and great instructor. Learned a lot and the instructor was great at putting us at ease and very helpful.
Gihan GergesGihan Gerges
22:56 12 Jan 24
Nicole WhiteNicole White
01:14 12 Jan 24
Mr Amir is really good at what he does. Satisfied 😊😊
karen hernandezkaren hernandez
13:27 08 Jan 24
Clear, concise and relevant.
Patrick EffahPatrick Effah
00:39 08 Jan 24
The class was intensive. The instructor knows his game very well. However, I would like to suggest, being a professional teacher myself, that intermittent short breaks would be helpful for students/participants to refresh a bit. I felt, like other students very tired at a point and some other participants expressed the same sentiments. This is a humble suggestion though.Thank you.
Harpreet KaurHarpreet Kaur
17:43 07 Jan 24
Veronique ChausseVeronique Chausse
01:13 07 Jan 24
Annie SimonsAnnie Simons
15:32 22 Dec 23
David was a wonderful instructor and clearly took care to make the class as educational and interesting as possible.
Christina Van WandelenChristina Van Wandelen
14:05 17 Dec 23
The instructor Rowa was amazing! Very engaging and knowledgeable!
Jessica HernandezJessica Hernandez
01:57 16 Dec 23
Olufemi JohnsonOlufemi Johnson
01:17 16 Dec 23
Perfect presentation.David is the best !!
Joie SamJoie Sam
23:12 11 Dec 23
Thank you, Maged for another incredible training experience!!!
Tabitha CasarinTabitha Casarin
04:08 07 Dec 23
The course was very informative and smitty was great