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Emergency & Safety Training

Instructor Courses

ASHI Instructor Development Course

Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to start your own emergency care training business or the newly designated training coordinator at your company or agency, the ASHI and MEDIC First Aid Instructor Development Course (IDC) is an effective way to do both. Using a blended training approach, the IDC combines an initial online learning session to develop cognitive understanding, followed by a single-day, in-person classroom session for practicing instructional skills. 

Intended Audience

Individuals without prior instructor training wishing to become an ASHI and/or MEDIC First Aid authorized instructor. 


Individuals at least 17 years old who hold current provider certification and/or demonstrated competency in layperson adult, child, and infant CPR, AED, and first aid.

Successful Completion

Successful completion of the IDC by itself does not authorize an instructor candidate to conduct ASHI or MEDIC First Aid training courses and issue certification cards. Candidates who have successfully completed the IDC must affiliate with an approved Training Center which will submit an application for instructor authorization. Instructor candidates can also establish their own Training Center.

American Red Cross Instructor Course

Grow Your Training Business with the Red Cross!

If you're in the business of training individuals or workplaces or recreational and pool facilities, the Red Cross has the best training resources and materials to help save lives and grow your business. Licensed Training Providers (LTPs) with the American Red Cross deliver First Aid/CPR/AED, Aquatics, Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) training.

Intended Audience

Individuals with or without prior instructor training wishing to become an American Red Cross authorized instructor.


In order to participate in this course, you must possess a current basic-level American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED (or higher level) certification or equivalent and be at least 16 years of age on the last day of the instructor course. An LTP is an independent business that trains others and charges their students for training. Your organization must be a registered LLC or Inc. In addition, you will need to carry your own insurance, cover your start-up and ongoing associated costs.