Emergency First Response Instructor

Skills important for everyone, not just scuba divers

EFR Instructor

Emergencies can happen anywhere not just in dive situations so CPR and first aid are key skills that are important for everyone.  Beyond the EFR certification, as an EFR Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines, and you can offer courses to anyone. 

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.


Students around a table in EFR training

The Fun Part

The great thing about EFR courses is they make lerning easy by proficing a comfortable environment to practice critical emergency care skills.  You can feel proud that your students finish the course with confidence in their new skills and ready to help someone in need. 

What You Learn

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.

Your EFR Instructor Trainer will schedule practical sessions to complete your training.  You also may be able to get college credit for the Emergency First Response Instructor course.

What You Need

GEAR:   Instructors are expected to own an EFR Pocket Mask which are available at our shop. 

MATERIALS:  Visit our dive shop to pick up an EFR Instructor Start-up Kit that includes a complete set of instructional materials. Start learning immediately by completing the self-study knowledge reviews in the instructor guide.


  • At least 18 years old.
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months


What's Next

Become an EFR Instructor:

  • Enroll in one of our scheduled EFR Instructor’s Courses
  • View the EFR Course Finder.
  • Browse the PADI Course Catalog.


For more information, available course dates and registration -- contact us and discuss options with one of our Team Members.