EFR Instructor Course

Course Description

There are many reasons for becoming an Emergency First Response Instructor. Consider the following:

  • Teach CPR and first aid to others so they can be prepared for an emergency
  • No marketing restrictions other than those imposed by local regulation
  • Performance based training – meaning effective use of instructor time through participant independent study
  • High quality instructor and participant materials incorporating state of the art instructional design principles
  • Up-to-date with current medical guidelines for layperson emergency care
  • International in scope, allowing for local or regional variation of skill technique
  • AED training incorporated into basic course offerings
  • Simplification of teaching emergency care as mandated by research findings
  • Divides primary care (CPR) and secondary care (first aid) into two separate courses, conforming to the international call for simplification of layperson emergency care training
  • CPR / First Aid Instructor rating required for PADI Instructor certification

You will gain experience in how to structure learning, the requirements of performance-based training and your role as the instructor in the learning environment for teaching CPR and first aid.

You also learn how to motivate students, evaluate student knowledge, present course content effectively, become proficient in developing students’ hands-on skills practice sessions, and are taught how to present an effective scenario-based learning experience.

You will learn how to conduct the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid) courses.

You also learn to conduct the recommended Automated External Defibrillator (AED), emergency oxygen and conscious choking management skills.


  • Completion of Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months
  • Minimum Age: 18 years old

Required Paperwork for EASE

Course Materials

Required Materials

  • Emergency First Response Instructor Crewpak

Recommended Materials: none

Course Preparation – Independent Study

  • Complete Knowledge reviews in the EFR Instructor Manual
  • Watch all videos
EFR Instructor Class
$250 EFR Instructor Class Tuition Fee
$190 EFR Instructor Crewpak*
$120 PADI EFR Instructor Application Fee
*Class materials purchased and/or shipped in Florida also subject to 7% sales tax
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