Emergency First Response Instructor Program

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 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.


Topics include use of materials, coaching in small groups, methodology, the role of the instructor, and emergency first response skills.

Course Length

22 hours consisting of approximately 10 hours of theory and 12 hours of application in classroom, confined, and open water environments.


Minimum age 18; completed CPR and first aid training in the past 24 months or a be a practicing medical professional such as a physician, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic or Registered Nurse.

EFR Instructor Program Pricing

Classroom Materials


Required Equipment and Materials

Please contact VA Program Administrative Manager at (808) 922-3483 or Connect With Us to ask questions of our PADI Course Directors.