CPR First Aid Training Instructor Course Syllabus

The Emergency First Response Instructor Course provides qualified individuals with the additional training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), Automated External Defibrillator and Care for Children courses. This course builds on the instructor candidates’ skills as primary and secondary care providers and focuses on developing their instructional abilities. Through independent study, classroom sessions and practice teaching assignments, instructor candidates learn how to market and conduct the Emergency First Response programs.

Those with current CPR First Aid Training course instructor credentials from other organizations may take the Emergency First Response Instructor Crossover Program. Practicing medical professionals (e.g. paramedics, EMT's, nurses, doctors) are not normally required to have completed the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses. Although participating in these provider-level courses is beneficial, it is not required since professional medical training serves as an equivalent.

EFR Instructor Course Syllabus & Outline

Instructor candidates should complete the four self study knowledge reviews before the course which are found in the EFR Instructor Manual and Primary Care Student Manual.


Presentation 1: Course Orientation

Presentation 2: Emergency First Response Program Philosophy

Presentation 3: Learning and Instruction Workshop

Presentation 4: Teaching Emergency First Response Skills Workshop


Presentation 5: Care for Children Course Standards and Content

Presentation 6: Care for Children Skills Workshop

Presentation 7: Organising Emergency First Response Courses

Presentation 8: Manikin Cleaning Workshop (optional)

Presentation 9: Marketing Emergency First Response Courses

Step 1. Attend and complete student-level training for the programs you wish to teach. This provides you with an understanding of the course content and the physical skills. If you currently possess these skills you have already completed step one.

Step 2. Complete our instructor self-study system to learn about EFR instructional design and class administration. We have condensed this traditional classroom-based information into a self-paced resource, so you can study anytime, anywhere.

Step 3. Attend and successfully complete a classroom instructor development course. This is designed to help new instructors become skilled in presenting the instructional elements found in EFR training programs. This includes real-time demonstrations, small group practices, talk-through scenarios and performance evaluations.

Step 4. An instructor candidate must have a classroom training session monitored and participate in a practicum. An actual student-level class is to be delivered by the instructor candidates while the EFR IT overseas the course.

Written Exam: A score of at least 75% is required to avoid a retest

After satisfactorily completing all performance requirements, an instructor candidate applies to become an Emergency First Response Instructor (which also includes authorization to conduct the Care for Children course) by submitting an Emergency First Response Instructor application to your Emergency First Response Office. Along with the application, instructor candidates need to enclose a photo and processing fee.