First Aid Instructor

First Aid Instructor

The First Aid Instructor (FAI), recognized as Occupational (OFA) Level 1 Instructor, trains instructors to apply teaching and evaluation philosophy to techniques and approaches required to teach first aid skills. Candidates also learn about long-range/short-term planning, class management, safety supervision and the principles of evaluation. Lifesaving First Aid Instructors are able to teach the entire Lifesaving First Aid Continuum upon certification to include the following programs:

•             CPR A/AED, CPR C/AED

•             Emergency First Aid with CPR A or CPR C (OFA Level 1 equivalent )

•             Emergency First Aid Child & Residential Care with CPR C/AED (OFA Level 1 equivalent)

•             Standard First Aid  with CPR C/AED (OFA Level 1 equivalent)

•             Basic Life Support Responder (CPR-HCP)

•             Airway Management & Oxygen Administration


•             18 years old (by last day of the course)

•             Standard First Aid (OFA Level 1 equivalent)  (current)

•             Have been a designated OFA Attendant or first aid responder (at a Standard First Aid level or higher) for at least one year.

Standard First Aid Current or
18 years old by last day
Next Step (notes): 
Worksite First Aid Instructor Module or First Aid Instructor Trainer
Instructional Time: 
  • Complete a pre-course assignment and hand it in on or before the first day of the course.
  • Attend 100% of the 32 hour First Aid Instructor course.
  • Participate in a skill screening on the first day of the course to ensure that resuscitation and first aid skills meet the standard.
  • Prepare and present peer teaching topics utilizing assigned teaching techniques.

In order to achieve certification as a First Aid Instructor, the candidate must complete the required apprenticeship (1 Standard First Aid full course AND ONE of the following - AED Responder course, CPR-HCP course or SFA Recert.) within 3 years of the completion of the FAI course.


Candidates that have shown the pre-requisites and successfully completed the course and required apprenticeship(s) will be issued a certification card from the Branch office.

Please contact us if you have not received your permanent card within 60 days of sending in you apprenticeship forms.

Please retain a copy of your apprenticeship forms for your records.


All appointed FAI’s and FAI Apprentices (not completed co-teaches) must attend an FAI Recert clinic every three years (from date of certification or from the course date for FAI Apprentices).

Please ensure that your keep the branch office informed of your current email and mailing address.

Certification is valid for 3 years from date of issue.


Evaluation and Other Items: 


  • Understanding of First Aid Program Policies
  • First Aid Program Administration & Use of Materials
  • How People Learn
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Course Planning (long-term and short-term lesson planning)
  • Class Safety & Supevision
  • Effective Feedback
  • Evaluation