Instructor Training & Certification

Being a Red Cross instructor is a fulfilling and rewarding experience. If you’d like to learn more about becoming an instructor, or if you’re ready to get started, contact the Training Support Center at 1-800-RED-CROSS or to begin the process.

Red Cross instructor teaching a class
Emergency Medical Response Instructor
Red Cross trainer supervising woman applying bandage on a man
First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor
Lifeguard with students floating in pool
Aquatic Instructor Training
Red Cross CPR training
Water Safety Instructor
Red Cross Shallow Water Lifeguarding
Lifeguarding Instructor


Red Cross Instructor in Classroom

For Red Cross Instructors

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.

Quick links for current health and safety instructors:

  • Enter course records and print certificates >>
  • Access instructor resources and program updates >>
  • Purchase your training materials >>
  • Become a Disaster Volunteer Instructor >>