CPR Instructors are integral in providing the next generation of first responders with health and safety services training. As a collaborator with the American Red Cross, you will get exclusive access to the latest course materials such as training videos, instructor onboarding resources, and more. Your goal is to provide the members of your community (clients, volunteers, and employees) with the highest-quality training and empower them to be vigilant in responding to cardiac emergency cases.
At South Florida Health Care Institute, everyone should have affordable access to training and have the ability to be certified as a CPR instructor. By investing our time and resources in training the next generation of CPR instructors, we take pride in the fact that more ordinary citizens can do their part to make their community a safer and healthier space.
About Our CPR Instructor Certification and Training Course
The CPR Instructor Certification and Training Course is designed to train prospective instructors to teach the basic-level American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED courses. The care instructions and steps abide by the 2020 International Consensus on CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations and follow the 2020 Guidelines Updates by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Red Cross.
Ideally, an instructor should have the passion and desire to teach, be experienced in, and demonstrate excellent first-aid, CPR, AED performance, and problem-solving skills. They should be able to communicate effectively and clearly with a group of people and have the ability to follow instructions and follow through with tasks. They should view student assessment as a learning point to improve individual skills and knowledge. Additionally, they should facilitate learning and guide students along to acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion.
Before you enroll in our CPR Instructor Certification and Training Course, you will have to meet the following prerequisites:
- Have a current American Red Cross basic-level or equivalent certification (refer to the Red Cross Learning Center for equivalency chart)
- At least 16 years of age on the last day of the CPR Instructor Certification and Training Course
- Completed the online Introduction to the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Course before the Precourse Skills Sessions (which will be emailed directly to you from the American Red Cross 1 to 2 business days after your registration
- Obtained all necessary participant and instructor materials before attending the course’s first session (as provided in your training confirmation email)
Upon completion of the training course, instructor candidates should successfully be able to:
- Adhere to the procedures and directives stated in the conduct, administration, and the Instructor Agreement and Code of Conduct by the American Red Cross
- Engage participants during the learning process while meeting course objectives
- Perform appropriate and high-quality first aid, CPR, and AED skills to optimum standards
- Demonstrate instructor-level skill proficiency in First Aid, CPR, and AED courses
- Conduct and organize the First Aid, CPR, and AED courses following Red Cross’ policies and procedures while meeting the requirements of the specific class they will be teaching.
- Look out for instructor candidates’ safety and health during training.
- Observe instructor candidates’ practice and provide corrective feedback and encouragement following practice evaluation consistent with the skill assessment tools.
- Understand that requirements stated in the skill assessment tools are criteria for judging and determining the instructor candidate’s performance and proficiency.
- Maximize use of both training equipment and program materials for the online prerequisite requirements and the in-person class
- Discuss the procedures of distributing course completion certificates and access the official digital certificates by the American Red Cross
- Provide consistent, high-quality, and standardized content instructions following the Instructor’s Manual by the American Red Cross.
- Selecting the right materials and courses to meet the specialized needs of instructor groups and candidates.
- Display the values and characteristics required as an American Red Cross role model and representative
- Upkeep and complete reports and records accurately
Why Is CPR Instructor Certification and Training Course Important?
Being a CPR instructor is a rewarding experience and achievement. You will be able to cultivate a culture of confidence in ordinary citizens to be vigilant first responders to medical emergencies. In addition to providing them with constructive feedback on their performance, you will get to share your real-life experiences to offer better guidance on how they should respond to medical emergencies. Through a hands-on practicum, you get to demonstrate how they should utilize the automated defibrillator (AED). With patience, you also get the opportunity to observe how your students’ confidence and belief in their CPR abilities and skills grow.
Choose South Florida Healthcare Institute for Your Healthcare Training and Certification
South Florida Healthcare Institute is a privately-owned and managed company committed to providing ordinary citizens and healthcare professionals with life-saving techniques to respond to life-threatening and critical situations through our training courses on CPR and First Aid. By sharing our expertise, we aim to foster a safer and healthier environment for everyone in the community by making our training courses affordable to everyone. We believe that high-quality healthcare training should be accessible and be within reach of everyone. Therefore, we conduct various types of classes at our facility, or upon request in schools, private homes, businesses, and other locations.