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Instructor Development Program

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If you have a background in teaching, or are a health care professional, or come from a health and/or safety related field, and have successfully completed a St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid HCP CPR course, you may apply to be an instructor. This 40-hour course is comprised of three modules:

  1. Instructor Development – includes the application of adult learning principles, presentation skills, training strategies, coaching skills, evaluation techniques, and demonstration skills;
  2. Administration, Policies & Procedures; and
  3. Curriculum Orientation.


Upon successful completion of the course, candidates are required to team-teach and be monitored for certification as a St. John Ambulance Instructor and to qualify for instructor licensing by Ontario Council. The certificate is valid for three years. Min. age: 18 years Pre-requisites: St. John Ambulance’s Standard First Aid certificate, completed within 6 months of course start date. Candidates are also required to provide evidence of a clear criminal record dated within 6 months of application date.

We also offer training programs for companies wishing to have their own instructor on site, through our in-plant program for companies with large volumes of training. For more information, or to initiate training through either of these programs.