Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor

Course Cost: $325.00 plus required instructor materials
EFR instructor application fee: $118.00

CPR and first aid are key skills that are important to everyone, not just scuba divers. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines, and you can offer courses to anyone. The great thing about EFR courses is they make learning easy by providing a comfortable environment to practice emergency care skills. Your students finish the course feeling confident with their new skills and ready to help someone in need.

Your role as an EFR Instructor is to be a coach that creates a positive learning environment. Along with learning how to structure and organize EFR courses, you practice:

  • Presenting course content.
  • Encouraging self-discovery in students.
  • Evaluating student understanding and skill mastery during hands-on skills practice.
  • Managing effective scenario-based learning experiences.

Emergency First Response® Instructor Start-Up Pack (which includes the following) is highly recommended and contains everything you need to teach EFR courses

  • EFR Instructor Manual with all 3 course guides (digital or paper)
  • Primary and Secondary, CPR/AED Participant, & Care for Children manuals, DVDs, & exams
  • EFR Decal
  • EFR Marketing Kit
  • Emergency Care at a Glance Card
  • EFR Training Bandage Pak
  • Red Carry Bag

The course takes  2 days or a minimum of 16 hours of training time and is a combination of instructor led lectures, skill practice/performance, and student conducted teaching presentations.

To enter the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you must be 18 years old and have completed adult, child and infant CPR and first aid training in the past 24 months or a be a practicing medical professional such as a physician, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic and Registered Nurse.

An EFR Instructor rating is required to become a PADI Instructor, but you don’t have to wait until you’re ready to go pro. You can complete or refresh this training during your PADI Instructor training.