Emergency first response Instructor

The Emergency First Response Instructor Course assures that you understand the course structure, requirements and procedures for three(3) courses, EFR Primary/Secondary Care, Care for Children, and CPR/AED. In keeping with successful teaching philosophy, the course prepares you to teach low stress, student-centered and performance-based programs. Other goals are to fine-tune your demonstrations in CPR and First Aid to a role model level and to encourage you to use your skills to train others in the community.


 Price: $475 

Includes ALL required materials ($399.91 value)

PADI Application Processing Fee not included 

To complete the course:

Answer the four Self-Study Instructor Knowledge Reviews found in the appendix of the Instructor guides prior to coming to class.

Review the student Knowledge Reviews in the student manuals prior to class and watch the DVDs for each. 

Attend all 9 required EFR Instructor Presentations.

Teach 2 skills from the EFR primary/secondary care program and 1 from Care for Children.

Demonstrate your ability to use positive coaching techniques.

Demonstrate role model techniques for all EFR primary and secondary skills as well as child/infant CPR and choking.

Demonstrate role model techniques for Care for Children skills.

Successfully complete the EFR Instructor written exam (75% or higher).


The course takes 2  days, approximately 16 hours.

Instructor candidates are required to have a personal set of teaching materials for the instructor course and to teach EFR courses. **


Have completed a sanctioned course in adult CPR within the past 24 months.

Have completed a sanctioned course in basic first aid within the past 24 months

Be at least 18 years of age

**The Instructor start-up pack  #60215( hard copy) contains all required material, as well as EFR marketing kit, decal, and Red carry bag.  ( also available digital  #61305 – Be sure to order the one you prefer! They are different product #s!) See EFRI Training Information Download for additional information below



Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple-to-follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning.


EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings. PADI Rescue Divers and PADI Professionals are required to have CPR and First Aid Training. 


EFR courses are based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care.


Rescue Diver + Emergency First Responder + Emergency Oxygen Provider

Cost: $525 

Save $90

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This course bundle allows participants to achieve Emergency First Responder (a $140.00 value), Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty (a $150.00 value), and Rescue Diver Certification(a $325 value).   


Bundle Course Schedule:  

Thursday evening, 6 pm: meet at Dive World Austin  to go over the knowledge reviews, examinations, and in-person emergency scenarios.

Friday evening, 6 pm: meet at Dive World Austin to go over the knowledge reviews and practice a scenario in the pool for Rescue Diver.  

Saturday and Sunday: meet at Lake Travis for training dives.  

Download your Medical Form here. 

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If you have a yes on your medical release form, your physician will need to sign the permission form prior to starting class. You MUST bring this form filled out to attend class.

Download the talent release here. 

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