Los Angeles Career College is offering Red Cross Instructor training courses for individuals pursuing to become training professionals. Being a Red Cross instructor is a fulfilling and rewarding experience.
American Red Cross Health and Safety instructors are an elite group of professionals, who teach valuable lifesaving skills to an average of more than 9 million people each year in businesses, schools and communities. American Red Cross Disaster Response instructors train volunteers to respond to disasters in a variety of specialized roles.
Red Cross Certified cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructors coordinate and lead classes to teach the proper procedures to revive a person experiencing a breathing or heart function emergency. Their job duties include coordinating class times and locations, transporting and cleaning equipment, evaluating student performance and ensuring completion of required paperwork. Red Cross instructors teach a variety of classes that are related to care-giving and emergency response, such as CPR and First Aid. Getting certified in CPR can take as little time as a few hours or as much as a weekend, depending on the type of CPR you’re learning and where you’re studying. The instructor course may require several different classes over a period of weeks, and study periods do vary depending on the organization. They often teach classes during evenings or weekends to meet students’ scheduling needs.
The Red Cross requires that aspiring instructors pass an initial pre-course exam, which is available online, before beginning instructor training. Red Cross instructor courses are designed for a specific audience and prepare instructors to work with that specific audience after completion. Examples of audiences include babysitters, lifeguards, childcare providers and emergency response professionals.
American Red Cross instructor certifications are valid for two years. They may be renewed if the instructor taught at least one CPR course during the certification period.
Prerequisites for the course include:
- High School Diploma and General Education Diploma (GED)
- Pre-course Exam