CPR/First Aid and AED Instructor Certification

Class Size: Max 10 students
Course Fee: $175
Course Location: McLane Student Life Center (SLC), Room 308

Spring 2023 Course Dates

  • Feb 17: 6-9PM AND
  • Feb 18: 10AM-2PM

Participants must attend all class days to be certified.


To participate in the course, instructor candidates must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age on the last day of the instructor course.
  • Possess current American CPR First Aid, CPR and/or AED certification(s) or the equivalent.
  • Pass First Aid/CPR/AED instructor pre-course test (with score 80 percent or better).
Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of the First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor course, instructor candidates should be thoroughly familiar with the program materials and should be able to:
  • Exhibit the characteristics required of an American CPR Training representative and role model
  • Conduct courses in a manner that helps participants to stay engaged in the learning process
  • Perform applicable first aid, CPR and AED skills at an appropriate skill level
  • Ensure participants' health and safety during training
  • 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 class they will be teaching
  • Monitor participants' practice and provide corrective feedback and encouragement that is consistent with the skill chart
  • Recognize that the requirements in the skill assessment tool are criteria for ascertaining the proficiency of a participant's performance
  • Choose the appropriate course and materials to meet the specific training needs of participants or groups

Certification Requirements

To be certified as an instructor, candidates must:

  • Successfully complete prerequisite requirement
  • Attend and actively participate in all course sessions
  • Successfully complete class activities including two practice-teaching assignments
  • Score at least 80 percent (20 correct answers out of 25 questions) on the instructor written exam
Existing Instructors:
Must obtain and retain the new First Aid/CPR/AED participant and instructor materials.