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.
Become a certified
Red Cross Instructor
- 100% passing rate on the certification exam
- Certification available upon completion
- Easy to apply
- Fast to complete
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
The course will last roughly around 5 to 6 hours.
American Red Cross instructor courses offered by the Los Angeles Career College will train individuals to be able to teach the course or courses within a specific Red Cross program. The Instructor courses will include blended learning format: an online introduction to the instructor course and an in-person portion.
The online portion shall cover an overview of the training program and materials, and an introduction to the tools and resources available to instructors. Successful completion of the online introduction is required prior to attending the first session of the in-person portion of the instructor course.
The in-person portion is led by a certified Red Cross Instructor Trainer in the specific program area and includes a pre-course skills assessment, a review of the training program and materials, and features multiple practice-teaching assignments allowing instructor candidates the opportunity to practice teaching sections of the course for which they will be receiving an instructor certification.
Upon successful completion of the instructor course, individuals will be granted a Red Cross Instructor certification allowing them to teach the course or courses within the training program area for a specific period of time, which is usually two years.