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Be part of the American Red Cross mission . . . teach Health and Safety
Each year the American Red Cross teaches valuable lifesaving skills to nearly
12 million people, approximately 1 in 23 Americans. But we can't do it alone. We
need your help because you have a gift you can give to others . . . your time,
your knowledge, your experience.
Become an American Red Cross instructor and you can--
- Make a difference in others' lives as well as your own
- Train co-workers and others in your company or organization
- Give your time to help others learn to save lives
- Teach a variety of courses including first aid, CPR, water safety,
HIV/AIDS prevention education, child care, and more
- Gain valuable teaching experience--and receive great training
- Put years of valuable teaching experience to good use
- Benefit from top-notch Red Cross materials that make learning--and
teaching--easy and fun.
Are you the right person for the job?
Here's what we're looking for in American Red Cross instructors. An instructor
is a member of a select group of trained and authorized individuals, who
reflects the standards and ideals of the American Red Cross. Instructors teach
American Red Cross programs within a chapter's jurisdiction and impart knowledge
and skills consistent with American Red Cross policies, procedures, standards
As with almost anything it is important to select the appropriate person for
the job. This is even more important when selecting individuals to be
instructors. Here are some qualities we look for in American Red Cross
- Communication Skills. Do you speak clearly, listen carefully and
use reinforcing body language? Do you enjoy communicating with a variety of
- Subject Knowledge. Are you willing to develop a thorough knowledge
of the course subject matter and keep abreast of new developments? You may
already have some knowledge of the subject matter that you'd like to teach.
The Red Cross can provide you with the training you need to ensure that
you're on the cutting edge.
- Positive Attitude. Are you enthusiastic about a subject and anxious
to share your enthusiasm with course participants? Friendliness toward
students, an enthusiasm about teaching and a positive attitude about
accepting students as individuals are attitudes that help students learn.
- Patience and Flexibility. Can you patiently explain facts and
answer questions? Are you flexible in meeting the diverse learning needs of
- Professional Behavior. Are you punctual, reliable, able to manage a
group of people and willing to follow rules and regulations?
Even if you are still developing some of these skills, you may be a great
candidate to become a Red Cross instructor. Our new Fundamentals of Instructor
Training program can help you build and refine the skills you need to become a
Red Cross instructor.
First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Course:
$100 (24 hours)
Course learning objectives:
- How to expand on information from the FIT course to teach
the First Aid/CPR/AED Program courses and modules.
- Demonstrate the characteristics required of an American Red
Cross representative and role model.
- To plan, organize, and conduct applicable program courses
- To monitor participants' practice and provide corrective
feedback and encouragement.
- To be able to customize courses and modules to meet the
specific training needs of employers and employees.
- To maintain complete and accurate records and reports.
- To successfully complete your instructor class, you must
practice and demonstrate teaching skills and pass a written exam with a
score of 80% or better.
- All certificates are valid for two calendar years.
- Students must be 17 years of age by end of instructor
- The Pre-Course is 4 hours and immediately follows the FIT
portion of the class.
- Note: FIT & the Pre-course Training are the
first day of this course. The fee for this instructor course includes FIT
& the Pre-course Training.
To become a First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, contact the
office at 402-646-2150 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org