Resources for First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Candidates

Thank you for your interest in becoming an American Red Cross-certified instructor.

  • First-time instructors follow instructions for "Instructor Candidates"
  • American Red Cross instructors whose certification expired no more than 2 years ago follow instructions for "Crossover/Re-entry Candidates"
  • Instructors Certified with Other Organizations, such as the American Heart Association, follow instructions for "Quick Start Instructor Candidates"
course materials

Instructor Materials

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First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor's Manual
Optional Module: Asthma Inhaler
Optional Lesson: Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto-Injector
Optional Module: Using a Tourniquet

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First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor's Manual
First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor's Kit
First Aid/CPR/AED Deluxe Instructor's Kit
First Aid/CPR/AED DVD
Checking an Injured or Ill Adult, Child or Infant Skill Poster
Conscious Choking Skill Poster
CPR Skill Poster
Splinting Skill Poster

Participant Materials

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First Aid/CPR/AED Participant's Manual
Adult First Aid CPR/AED Ready Reference
Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Ready Reference

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First Aid/CPR/AED Participant's Manual
Adult First Aid CPR/AED Ready Reference
Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Ready Reference