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).
However ***Please Note*** The Red Cross is not currently accepting applications for new Training Partners. For more detailed information on Training Partners please click here. If you’d like to speak to the Red Cross regarding this, please call them at 1-877-356-3226. 

Testimonials & Reviews



shuhao wangshuhao wang
23:22 24 Sep 23
Perfect place and instructors
blessing ifyblessing ify
22:54 24 Sep 23
I had a great time during the standard CPR training. I was pleased with the hands on experience too.
Cynthia AgueleCynthia Aguele
12:16 23 Sep 23
Our instructor Ibrahim, Eyad in the London location was good. He took his time to explain everything. He made it easy to learn about First Aid and CPR.
parwa al kayatparwa al kayat
00:49 19 Sep 23
Vedant PatelVedant Patel
13:53 18 Sep 23
Lauren NihdaLauren Nihda
12:44 18 Sep 23
14:59 16 Sep 23
Richard KumahRichard Kumah
00:51 16 Sep 23
The course was full loaded with theory and practicals.I Leanne’s a lot from the program.And A.J, our trainer did amazing job. She was very passionate and patient with every student so we can fully understand the program.FirstAid4U is highly recommendable.
Caroline LazarusCaroline Lazarus
14:00 15 Sep 23
Awesome first aid training. My instructor Aurangzeb did a great job, he explained well and gave us different scenarios with the steps to first aid and cpr. Very beneficial. Thank you Aurangzeb.
Raxon SouffrantRaxon Souffrant
02:51 07 Sep 23
It has been very beneficial to me. I have Learned plenty of things that will help me in my everyday life learning what to do when people need first aid assistance whether in workplaces. Or elsewhere learning how to properly provide first aid in many ways. The instructor has been very lucid and knowledgeable to have made every body lock in to get himself understood by trainees.
abi ansellabi ansell
13:30 01 Sep 23
WOW!! So worth the money, time and effort!! I had David Smith aka “Smitty” as my instructor at Ottawa East and he made a content heavy 8 hour day so much more exciting, engaging and hands on!! He was very personable with tons of stories from his experiences! Would recommend this company to anyone I come across!
Suzy NakayamaSuzy Nakayama
21:35 23 Aug 23
Had a great experience and learned a lot. David Smith is an excellent instructor that takes the time to explain and answer all of our questions and makes us feel confident about our learning.
Dan YangDan Yang
18:24 16 Jul 23
The course was very easy to understand and learn. The instructor, Catherine, was a great teacher and made lessons very engaging with video lessons, explanations, and live demonstrations. Additionally, we were provided with all the necessary materials we needed in order to practice our newly acquired skills and abilities. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning or getting certified in cpr.
Sonya MalluhySonya Malluhy
15:13 14 Jul 23
The instructor was David Smyth, he is amazing and so knowledgeable. This is the third time I do my training with Red Cross but I can tell this time was the best. Thank you
Justine CibanguJustine Cibangu
18:25 26 Jun 23
Enjoyed classes. Thanks so much Smitty great instructor ever! I highly recommend this place.🙏🙏🙏❤️