PADI Emergency First Response Instructor

Teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines and learn how to present course content while encouraging student self-discovery.

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.

What the Course Entails

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:

Course Pre-requisites

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 Flow

EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors.

How Can I Get Started?

Visit your local PADI 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. Your EFR Instructor Trainer will schedule practical sessions to complete your training.

What is the next adventure?

Holidays featuring this Course

Solo Divers

Hotel Colombo

Azores, Azores

Located on the warmest and southernmost island of the Azores Archipelago, the Hotel Colombo is the ideal base for a diving holiday with manta ray encounters.

  • Located on Santa Maria Island
  • Dive with manta rays
  • Diving package included
  • Sandy beach close by
  • Haliotis Dive Centre close by
  • Nitrox available