Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI)

The Emergency First Responder Instructor program will be offered on July 29 & 30, 2021.

CPR and first aid are key skills that are important to everyone, not just scuba divers. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines, and you can offer courses to anyone. The great thing about EFR courses is that they make learning easy by providing a comfortable environment to practice emergency care skills.

Your students finish the course feeling confident with their new skills and ready to help someone in need. Your role as an EFR Instructor is to be a coach that creates a positive learning environment. Along with learning how to structure and organize EFR courses, you will practice:

  • How to present course content
  • How to encourage self-discovery in students
  • How to evaluate student understanding and hands-on skill mastery
  • How to manage effective EFR scenario-based learning experiences

Length of the Program

This is a 2-day course


The only requirements are that you’re at least 18 years old and have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. An EFR Instructor rating is required to become a PADI Instructor, but you don’t have to wait until you’re ready to go pro. You can complete or refresh this training during your PADI Instructor training.

Course Outline

Multi-media independent study

Classroom sessions

  • How to structure learning
  • Requirements of performance-based training
  • Role of the instructor
  • Evaluating students

Practical teaching assignments

  • Skill practice sessions
  • Scenario-based learning

Student Materials

Emergency First Response Instructor Start Up Pack includes:

  • EFR Instructor Manual (primary and secondary care, CPR/AED participant, and care for children)
  • DVD
  • EFR exams
  • Emergency care at-a-glance card
  • Equipment carrying case