- Must be 18 or over
- Must have a valid Basic Life Support certification (C) card, issued in the past 12 months.
Qualities of a good instructor
In order to teach CPR-AED and First Aid (FA), individuals who aspire to become HSTQ-certified instructors should have the following knowledge and skills, in addition to the minimum requirements:
- Good knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the human body’s systems;
- Familiarity with medical services networks, emergency prehospital care, and at least one recognized first aid organization;
- Be an effective communicator, coach, facilitator;
- Be resourceful and creative;
- Be able to adjust and adapt quickly to different clienteles;
- Be a leader, a teacher or adult educator in the making;
- The desire to promote CPR-AED-FA-AC in his/her community;
- Desire to be a respected ambassador for the HSFQ.
Steps in becoming an instructor
- Contact one of the master-instructors listed in our telephone directory.
- Fill out the instructor CV and return it with a cover letter to the master-instructor of your choice. Include a copy of your Basic Life Support (C) card issued in the past 12 months.
- Once the master-instructor receives your CV as well as the other required documents, he/she will contact you by mail or telephone to schedule an interview.
- Following the interview, the master-instructor will contact you to advise you as to whether or not your candidacy as a BLS instructor has been approved.
- If you are accepted, the master-instructor will provide the dates of the next instructor course. You then need to confirm your participation by paying the course fees in part or in whole.
- Eastern Townships
- Gaspésie / Îles de la Madeleine
- Lower St. Lawrence
- Mauricie - Centre of Québec
- National Capital / Québec
- North Shore
- Saguenay / Lac Saint-Jean
Duties and Responsibilities
The CPR-AED-FA-AC instructor has the following duties:
- Certifying and updating theoretical and practical knowledge of future first aiders for the afore-mentioned levels, in accordance with HSFQ guidelines;
- Promote CPR-AED-FA-AC as well as other HSFQ programs in his/her community or region;
- Teach CPR-AED-FA-AC and promote healthy lifestyle habits, in accordance with HSFQ guidelines;
- Promote the HSFQ’s mission and objectives as well as its programs;
- Maintain his/her knowledge, interpersonal skills and know-how at the levels defined and outlined in the HSFQ’s CPR program;
- Teach at least two courses per year (any level);
- Consult his/her master-instructor once a year;
- Get recertified every three years and when guidelines are modified;
CPR-AED-FA-AC instructor course description
Duration of course
- Approximately 20 to 24 hours for a CPR-AED-FA-AC instructor
- Approximately 12 hours for a CPR-AED instructor
- Instructor’s duties and responsibilities as well as administrative procedures (including the WEB);
- Revision of the theoretical and practical content for the CPR-AED courses offered (levels A to C+);
- First aid and administering epinephrine using an automatic injection device;
- Teaching and learning principles with TICs
- Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health and prevention;
- Planning and organizing classes;
- Asepsis and infectious diseases;
- Theoretical and practical evaluations