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 practice:

• Presenting course content
• Encouraging self-discovery in students
• Evaluating student understanding and skill mastery during hands-on skills practice
• Managing effective scenario-based learning experiences.


Age Requirement: 18
Course Prerequisites: EFR Primary & Secondary Care within the past 24 months
Time Commitment: Approximately 1 day

Recommended Course Materials

Emergency First Response® Instructor Start-Up Pack (which includes the following) is highly recommended and contains everything you need to teach EFR courses

• EFR Instructor Manual with all 3 course guides (digital or paper)
• Primary and Secondary, CPR/AED Participant, & Care for Children manuals, DVDs, & exams
• EFR Decal
• EFR Marketing Kit
• Emergency Care at a Glance Card
• EFR Training Bandage Pak
• Red Carry Bag

Getting Started

Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care eLearning is a convenient way to complete the independent study portion of the EFR Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) course. It also includes a digital version of the Skills Workbook to use in class as well as the Emergency Care Reference Section.

For other EFR courses, stop by your local PADI Dive Center or Resort or contact an EFR Instructor to enroll in a course and acquire self-study materials.