Lay Responder First Aid and CPR/AED Instructor 


Course Fee:  $150.00


Purpose: To train instructor candidates to teach basic-level American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED courses for lay responders.



-Minimum age of 16.

-Pass a precourse written exam with a score of 80 percent or higher on each component and successfully demonstrating competency in the skills evaluation in accordance with the established skill standards.


Learning Objectives:  Upon conclusion of this instructor course, candidates should be thoroughly familiar with course materials and should be able to—

-Demonstrate the characteristics required of an American Red Cross representative and role model.

-Teach courses in a manner that helps participants stay engaged in the learning process.

-Ensure participants’ health and safety during training.

-Demonstrate applicable first aid, CPR and AED skills at an appropriate level of performance.

-Maintain complete and accurate records and reports.

-Plan, organize and conduct the first aid, CPR and AED courses in accordance with the requirements of the specific program they will be teaching, and evaluate participants.

-Monitor participants’ practice and provide corrective feedback and encouragement consistent with the critical skill performance steps.

-Choose the appropriate course and materials to meet the specific training needs of participants or groups.

Length:  Approx. 16 hours


Instructor: A currently authorized American Red Cross lay Responder First Aid and CPR/AED Instructor Trainer.


Certification Requirements:

-Successfully complete the precourse session.

-Attend and actively participate in all course sessions.

-Successfully complete class activities, including practice-teaching assignments.

-Pass the instructor course final written exam with a score of at least 80 percent.


Certificate issued and Validity Period:

Lay Responder First Aid and CPR/AED Instructor—Authorization is for 2 calendar years. All authorizations expire on December 31 of each year. Initial authorization may be less or more time depending on when training is completed.


Participant Products/Materials:

-First Aid/CPR/AED for the Workplace Participant’s Workbook (Staywell Stock No. 656694)

-First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and the Community Participant’s Manual (StayWell Stock No. 652145)

-First Aid Skills Card (StayWell Stock No. 656692)
-Adult CPR/AED Skills Card (StayWell Stock656691)
-Infant and Child CPR Skills Card (StayWell Stock No. 656695)               

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