The Road To
Becoming An Instructor
If you are becoming an instructor to start your own business or train your staff/community, it can be expensive. Equipment/materials, an computer, printer, website, marketing, etc. are some expenses outside of the instructor course. I've mentioned this NOT to discourage future instructors, but instead give them a REALISTIC idea of other cost associated with becoming an instructor. We want to make sure that students enrolled in our instructor courses have an idea what to expect to avoid cancellations, confusion, hidden fees and disappointment.
*PLEASE NOTE: FOR AHA INSTRUCTORS, YOU MUST WATCH US TEACH A CLASS AND BE MONITORED TEACHING A CLASS AS A PART OF YOUR CERTIFICATION PROCESS!*
Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to start your own emergency care training business or the newly designated training coordinator at your company or agency, the ASHI and MEDIC First Aid Instructor Development Course (IDC) is an effective way to do both. Using a blended training approach, the IDC combines an initial online learning session to develop cognitive understanding, followed by a single-day, in-person classroom session for practicing instructional skills.
Individuals without prior instructor training wishing to become an ASHI and/or MEDIC First Aid authorized instructor.
The American Heart Association is always seeking professionals to conduct training in first aid, CPR, AED, and advanced cardiovascular care. If you are passionate about saving lives, motivated to facilitate learning, feel comfortable in group settings, and find it easy to make complex concepts understandable to others, you may be a perfect candidate.
Individuals without prior instructor training wishing to deliver American Heart Association authorized courses.
If you're in the business of training individuals or workplaces or recreational and pool facilities, the Red Cross has the best training resources and materials to help save lives and grow your business. Licensed Training Providers (LTPs) with the American Red Cross deliver First Aid/CPR/AED, Aquatics, Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) training.
Individuals with or without prior instructor training wishing to become an American Red Cross authorized instructor.