First Aid Instructor Short Course

First Aid Instructor Short Course

The Lifesaving Society First Aid Instructor course teaches candidates how people learn and various teaching strategies required to instruct first aid. Candidates also learn about long-range/short-term planning, class management, safety supervision and the principles of evaluation.

Upon completion of the course, candidates will have the program knowledge and skills necessary to teach the following:
  • CPR Level A, B, C and CPR-HCP
  • Emergency First Aid and Emergency Child Care First Aid
  • Standard First Aid
  • AED Responder
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • AEC (must hold a current LSI and NL certification)


When registering for the First Aid Instructor Short Course, candidates must purchase a First Aid Instructor course package. Within the course package is a pre-course assignment which the candidate will need to complete and hand in on the first day of the course.
The pre-course assignment is important as it helps streamline delivery of the course.
Please refer to the Lifesaving Society website for a list of upcoming courses.
Upon successful completion of the First Aid Instructor Short Course, candidates must apprentice on an SFA full course plus either (a) an SFA recert, (b) an HCP course, or (c) an AED Responder course.
Candidates will receive their certification once they have successfully completed their teaching apprenticeships.
Standard First Aid Current or
Lifesaving Instructor Need not be current
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First Aid Trainer