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H&S; Instructor Application Process
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Instructor Candidate Application

Thank you for taking an interest in becoming certified as an American Red Cross health and safety instructor. All instructors must be 16 years of age, hold a current basic certification in the skill they wish to teach, complete the five-hour Red Cross Fundamentals of Instructor Training and the required specialty instructor courses. You can become an instructor to teach first aid and CPR, lifeguarding or water safety.
Following is more information about the process for becoming an instructor.
  • Submit an instructor candidate application 
  • The Red Cross will review your application and provide you with an authorization code. This code will allow you to register for an upcoming Fundamentals of Instructor Training course and your required specialty instructor course.
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  • If needed, complete the basic skills course and obtain certification. Course Schedule 
  • After your instructor candidate application has been approved and you have received your authorization code, you may register for the Fundamentals of Instructor Training and the specialty instructor courses. To register, contact the American Red Cross Bay Area at HSService@usa.redcross.org or 1-888-4-HELP-BAY. Course fees are due at the time of registration. Course Schedule 
Course Information
Fundamentals of Instructor Training Course
Lay Responder First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Course

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Instructor Course

Emergency Response Instructor Course

Lifeguarding Instructor Course

Water Safety Instructor Course
If you have questions or would like more information about becoming a health and safety instructor, please contact the instructor support team at hsservice@usa.redcross.org or (510) 595-4416.

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