This is a 36 hr formal Occupational First Aid Level 1/TE Instructor training program.
Prerequisites OFA L1 Instructor
- Be at least 19 years of age prior to instructor training
- Hold a current/valid Standard First Aid certificate or higher (preferred OFA L2 or L3)
- Have successfully participated in a complete OFA Level 1 or, for OFA Level 1 equivalent course instructor candidates, have successfully participated in an OFA Level 1 equivalent course and scored 85% or higher on the written examination (i.e., achieve certification) not more than 6 months prior to initial instructor training
- Complete a WorkSafeBC Jurisprudence Package.
- Hold a valid OFA Level 1 or equivalent instructor certificate
- Hold a valid OFA Level 3 or equivalent first aid certificate
- Have successfully participated in a complete OFA TE or equivalent TE course not more than 6 months prior to initial TE instructor training (i.e., achieve certification).
All candidates will receive the most up to date Instructor Guide (s) and student manual (s)
The formal Occupational First Aid Level 2/3 Instructor training is at least 70 hrs in length and will have at least 5 candidates.
- Hold a valid OFA Level 2, Level 3 or equivalent first aid certificate or a current emergency pre-hospital care attendant certificate or license (course consisting of 70 hours or more) and have held it for at least the preceding four years
- Participate in a complete OFA Level 3 or, a complete OFA Level 3 equivalent course and successfully complete the examination, not more than 6 months prior to participating in the initial instructor training process
- Achieve 85% or greater on each part of the OFA Level 3 or equivalent examination.
Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder / First Responder Instructor [(Advanced) Emergency Care Instructor] and Recert
Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder / First Responder Instructor [(Advanced)Emergency Care Instructor] – 8-10 hrs (including skills check)
– Have current (Red Cross) First Responder (FR3) certificate or higher Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
– Proof of current Red Cross First Aid Instructor status
– Preferred current BCEMA FR3 License (or in the process of getting) or higher (BC EMA EMR/PCP/ACP/CCP)
– 19 years of age
- Skills Assessment
- Specialized Instructional Techniques
- Organizing the Courses
- Specific Course Content
- Practice Teaching
- BC EMA Licensing rules/exam
To be recertified – proof of the following must be shown to the Instructor Trainer before class start:
Have taught 3 courses in the last 3 years of which 2 can be a Standard First Aid with CPR, but at least 1 course needs to be at the level that recertfication is wanted for. For example, 2 SFA done in the last 3 years and 1 First Responder course will let you be able to recertify for Emergency Care Instructor, if the highest level was the EMR course, recertification can be obtained for Advanced Emergency Care Instructor level.
More information can be found in the latest version of the Red Cross Program Standards.