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 emergency 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.
The only requirements are that you’re at least 18 years old and have CPR and First Aid training within the past 24 months. An Emergency Response Instructor rating is required to become a Open Water Instructor, but you don’t have to wait until you’re ready to go pro. You can complete or refresh this training during or prior to your ITC training.
Your role as an Emergency Response Instructor is to be a coach that creates a positive learning environment. Along with learning how to structure and organize courses, you practice:
You may be able to get college credit for the Emergency Response Instructor course.
Visit our dive shop to pick up an Instructor Start-up Kit that includes a complete set of instructional materials. Start learning immediately by completing the self-study knowledge reviews in the instructor guide. Your Instructor Trainer will schedule practical sessions to complete your training.
Become an Emergency Response Instructor: