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 & Materials

Instructor candidates must obtain (download or print) the following course materials:

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Bulletin
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor’s Manual
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Participant’s Manual
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Ready Reference – Adult and Pediatric Versions
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Course Presentation – Adult and Pediatric Version (see download instructions)

These materials are available in digital format on the First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Candidates page. Print versions of these materials are available for purchase from the Red Cross Store.

Teaching Assignments

Practice Teaching Assignments

You will receive an email with your assigned Practice Teaching Assignments and instructions to prepare for teaching your assigned topics/skills. If you do not receive the email at least 3 days before your scheduled class please contact our office at 714-602-9796.

Note: We are not required to provide your practice teaching assignments before the class, we do this as a courtesy to help Instructor Candidates prepare ahead of time. Not receiving an email or not checking your email is NOT an acceptable excuse for rescheduling a class. Practice teaching assignments will be assigned at the start of the class for those who didn’t receive the email.

If you decide to leave the class for any reason, you will NOT receive a refund and will NOT be eligible to transfer to a different class.

What to bring to the class

The following items are REQUIRED for the class:

  • Proof that you are at least 16 years old (photo ID)
  • Current American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED certification or equivalent
  • Printed Class Forms
  • Online Pre-Course completion report
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Bulletin
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor’s Manual
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Participant’s Manual
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Ready Reference – Adult and Pediatric Versions
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Course Presentation – Adult and Pediatric Version
  • Adult and Infant CPR pocket masks (may be purchased at class for $20/set)

How to print your certification after class

Once the Red Cross has approved the course record (within 5 business days), participants will be able to print their certification thru the Red Cross Learning Center.

To print your certification follow these steps:

  1. Go to http://classes.redcross.org
  2. Enter your username and password (the same user name and password you sign up for the online course)
  3. Click “My Learning” tab (top navigation)
  4. Click “My Transcript” under My Learning (left navigation)
  5. Set the Completion after and before dates accordingly; and click the “Search” button
  6. Click “Print Certificate of Completion” under Completion Status next to course you took
  7. A digital certificate will appear in a new window, click “Print”

If you require a wallet size certificate card or you need assistance logging in to your account or printing your certification, please contact the American Red Cross Training Support Center at 1-800-RED-CROSS. Additionally, if you ever lose your certification, you can log on and reprint it from your account.

Note: We are unable to reset your password, print your certificate or access your account, please contact the Red Cross for assistance.

Program Policies

Program Policies for Instructor Courses

Refund Policy: Class fees are nonrefundable and no refunds will be issued once fees have been submitted. Class materials and supplies such as course manuals and textbooks, CPR masks and all other class supplies are nonrefundable.

Transfer Policy: The class transfer fee is $150.00 and registered participants are required to complete a Online Transfer Request at least 72 hours prior to the class date in order to be eligible to transfer. Transfers will only be granted if space is available in a future class with-in 60 days of the original class date.

No Show Policy: If a registered participant is a no-show and absent from their scheduled class, the participant will not receive a refund of any kind and is not eligible for a class transfer.

Class Space is Limited: If a registered participant decides to leave the class for any reason, they will NOT receive a refund and will NOT be eligible to transfer to a different class.

Cancelled Class Policy: CPR Training Professionals reserves the right to cancel classes as needed. In the event a class is canceled registered participants will be offered a transfer to a different class at no additional charge or a full refund.

Visitor Policy: Only registered class participants are allowed in the classroom during training. All visitors must wait in the parking lot.

Replacement Certificate Policy: The replacement certificate fee is $25. To request a replacement certificate call (714) 602-9796.

Class Transfers

Transfer Policy

The class transfer fee is $150.00 and registered participants are required to complete a Online Transfer Request at least 72 hours prior to the class date in order to be eligible to transfer.

Transfers will only be granted if space is available in a future class with-in 60 days of the original class date. Only (1) transfer is allowed per registration.