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American Red Cross Offers Instructor Training Class

Lady taking a Red Cross CPR class
The purpose is to train instructor candidates to teach the American Red Cross basic-level courses.

The American Red Cross of Central New York will host a two-day First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Training class from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 , at the Red Cross office at 344 West Genesee St, Syracuse.

The purpose of the course is to train instructor candidates to teach the American Red Cross basic-level First Aid, CPR and AED courses.

To participate in the First Aid/CPR/AED instructor course, candidates must be at least 16 years old and possess current American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and/or AED certification(s) or the equivalent. At the end of the course, candidates will be thoroughly familiar with the program materials and be able to:

• Exhibit the characteristics required of an American Red Cross representative and role model, and conduct courses in a manner that helps participants stay engaged in the learning process.
• Perform applicable first aid, CPR and AED skills at an appropriate skill level.
• Ensure participants’ health and safety during training.
• Maintain complete and accurate records and reports.
• Plan, organize and conduct the First Aid, CPR and AED courses in accordance with the requirements of the specific class they will be teaching.
• Monitor participants’ practice and provide corrective feedback and encouragement that is consistent with the skill chart.
• Recognize that the requirements in the skill assessment tool are criteria for ascertaining the proficiency of a participant’s performance.
• Choose the appropriate course and materials to meet the specific training needs of participants or groups.

The cost of the class is $500, which includes a First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Kit and DVD.  Anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer instructor may be eligible to receive the instructor training for free if certain criteria are met.

Space is limited and advanced registration is required. To register, call 1-800-733-2767, or visit