EFR Instructor

230688_10150616941385524_491567_nBuild on your skill as an Emergency Responder and focus on developing your instructional abilities to teach these skills to others. The Instructor course provides you with the additional training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid) and Care for Children courses. Through a multi-media approach of independent study, classroom sessions and practical teaching assignments, you learn to conduct Emergency First Response courses.

The instructor course covers specific goals and performance requirements for the Primary Care, Secondary Care, COR & AED, and Care for Children courses, along with instruction on how to structure learning, the requirements of performance-based training, and your role as the instructor in the learning environment. 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.

  • Class fees – $395 (includes EFR Instructor Manual)
  • Emergency First Response® (EFR®) Instructor (Primary/Secondary Care & Care for Children) Application fee – $118

Optional Training Materials:

  • Emergency First Response® Instructor Start-Up Pack – $295 (which includes the following)
    • EFR Instructor Manual with all 3 course guides (digital or paper)
    • Primary and Secondary, CPR/AED Participant, & Care for Children manuals, DVDs, & exams
    • EFR Decal
    • EFR Marketing Kit
    • Emergency Care at a Glance Card
    • EFR Training Bandage Pak
    • Red Carry Bag

Training Time:

The course takes approximately 2 days or 16 hours of training time and is a combination of instructor led lectures, skill practice/performance, and student conducted teaching presentations.


To enter the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you must be 18 years old and have completed adult, child and infant CPR and first aid training in the past 24 months or a be a practicing medical professional such as a physician, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic and Registered Nurse.

EFR courses are recognized by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), The US Dept of Labor, and more. Call if you have questions regarding course acceptance/recognition by a specific agency.

EFR Primary Care (CPR) + Secondary Care (First Aid) certification satisfies the prequisite for Rescue Diver, Master Scuba Diver, Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, and Instructor courses, however it is encouraged to take a more extended class that includes AED and Oxygen use.

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