First Aid CPR Instructor Candidate Page

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Candidate Page

This page provides links to the Instructor Pre-Course, Orientation to the Red Cross, course textbooks, and other important information that you must complete before the start of your class.

Please read all the information on this page carefully and follow all instructions to prepare for the Instructor course.

Step 1: Complete the online Instructor Pre-course

Prior to the in-class date, all participants must complete an online pre-course thru the Red Cross Learning Center. The Red Cross fee for the online course is $35 which in addition to the class fee.

Note: You will not be able to continue in the class if you have not completed the Online Precourse & Orientation by the first class meeting.

Steps to complete the online Instructor Pre-Course

  • Click the link below that corresponds with your correct class dates, if the link does not open please copy and paste the URL in your web browser.
  • Once you are logged in and on the Create Order page, you will see the course has been added to your cart.
  • Click “Confirm” on the Create Order Page.
  • Select Credit Card as the method of payment, enter your credit card information and click “Place Order” at the bottom of the page.

You are now enrolled for the Online Course.

  • You may launch the content by clicking the “Go To My Enrollments” button, then click the “Launch” link next to the appropriate course or, you may log in at a later time.
  • A new window will appear. Click on the link to launch the course.
  • When finished, print the certificate of completion and bring it to the class.

Tip for running the online course

  • The online course cannot be taken on a tablet or smartphone. To properly run the online course you must use a Flash-enabled computer with a high-speed connection.

Have questions or need help?

  • Please call our office at 714-602-9796 during business hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, if we do not answer (we are most likely teaching a class) so please leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible. PLEASE BE PATIENT, WE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL!
  • Note: We do not recommend you calling the Red Cross for help, as they are not trained to help you solve computer technical issues, however we are very happy to help you so please call our office at 714-602-9796.

Step 2: Download the Course Textbooks

Click the links below to download the two manuals required for the course.

Note: You are not required to purchase or print the manuals. You may bring the manuals in digital format on your computer for the class.

If you would prefer to purchase printed course manuals visit the Red Cross Store