Guide CPR and First Responder Instructor Certification

The information in this Guide provides qualification and training requirements for potential instructor candidates to receive Certification as an MPTC CPR and First Responder Instructor. There are four categories (levels) of certification with an annual re-certification training requirement to maintain certification as an MPTC CPR and First Responder Instructional Trainer.

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Level I – Basic CPR and First Responder Instructor

Must teach two (2) documented CPR or First Responder classes per year or four (4) classes during the two (2) year certification period

  • Must maintain a current CPR provider card
  • Must attend one of the annual CPR/FR conferences

Failure to complete the above:

  • If the instructor fails to attend one of the annual conferences and/or fails to teach the minimum number of classes, the instructor will be placed on probationary status but will still be allowed to teach classes
  • If the instructor fails to attend a second consecutive annual conference and/or fails to teach the minimum number of classes during their certification period, the instructors’ certification will be suspended until the instructor makes arrangements with the program coordinator or one of the assistant program coordinators to review all materials covered during the annual conference. The instructor will also be required to show proficiency in all skills of CPR and First Responder. During a Level 1 instructors certification suspension period, the instructor will not be allowed to teach any CPR or First Responder program
  • If the instructor fails to attend a third consecutive annual conference and/or fails to teach the minimum number of classes during their certification period, the instructors certification will become invalid
  • Any instructors’ certification that becomes invalid must complete all Pre-Instructor qualifications and Level 1 – Basic Instructor procedures again.

Level II – Basic CPR and First Responder Instructor

Must teach two (2) documented CPR or First Responder classes per year or four (4) classes during the two (2) year certification period

  • Must maintain a current CPR provider card
  • Must attend one of the annual CPR/FR conferences

Failure to complete the above:

  • If the instructor fails to attend one of the annual conferences and/or fails to teach the minimum number of classes, the instructor will be placed on probationary status. During the Level 2 Instructors’ probationary period, the instructor will not be allowed to teach at a MPTC sanctioned ROC program or a Reserve/Intermittent program. The instructor will only be allowed to teach within their own department, a neighboring community or at a community program
  • If the instructor fails to attend a second consecutive annual conference and/or fails to teach the minimum number of classes during their certification period, the instructors’ certification will be suspended until the instructor makes arrangements with the program coordinator or one of the assistant program coordinators to review all materials covered during the annual conference. The instructor will also be required to show proficiency in all skills of CPR and First Responder. During a Level 2 instructors certification suspension period, the instructor will not be allowed to teach any CPR or First Responder program
  • If the instructor fails to attend a third consecutive annual conference and / or fails to teach the minimum number of classes during their certification period, the instructors certification will become invalid
  • Any instructors’ certification that becomes invalid must again complete all Pre-Instructor qualifications, Level 1 – Basic Instructor procedures and Level 2 Instructor Procedures

Level III – Basic CPR abd First Responder Instructor

Must teach two (2) documented CPR or First Responder classes per year or four (4) classes during the two (2) year certification period

  • Must maintain a current CPR provider card
  • Must attend one of the annual CPR/FR conferences

Failure to complete the above:

  • If the instructor fails to attend one of the annual conferences and/or fails to teach the minimum number of classes, the instructor will be placed on probationary status. During the Level 3 Instructors’ probationary period, the instructor will not be allowed to teach at a MPTC sanctioned ROC program or a Reserve/Intermittent program. The instructor will only be allowed to teach within their own department, a neighboring community or at a community program
  • If the instructor fails to attend a second consecutive annual conference and/or fails to teach the minimum number of classes during their certification period, the instructors’ certification will be suspended until the instructor makes arrangements with the program coordinator or one of the assistant program coordinators to review all materials covered during the annual conference. The instructor will also be required to show proficiency in all skills of CPR and First Responder. During a Level 3 instructors certification suspension period, the instructor will not be allowed to teach any CPR or First Responder program
  • If the instructor fails to attend a third consecutive annual conference and/or fails to teach the minimum number of classes during their certification period, the instructors certification will become invalid
  • Any instructors’ certification that becomes invalid must again complete all Pre-Instructor qualifications, Level 1 – Basic Instructor procedures, Level 2 - Assistant Instructor Procedures and Level 3 – Lead Instructor Procedures

Level IV – Master CPR and First Responder Instructor

Must teach two (2) documented CPR or First Responder classes per year or four (4) classes during the two (2) year certification period

  • Must maintain a current CPR provider card
  • Must attend one of the annual CPR/FR conferences
  • Must attend at least fifty (50) percent of the CPR/FR Advisory Group Meetings unless excused by the program coordinator

Failure to complete the above:

  • If the instructor fails to attend one of the annual conferences and/or fails to teach the minimum number of classes, the instructor will be placed on probationary status. During the Level 4 Instructors’ probationary period, the instructor will not be allowed to teach a MPTC CPR/FR Instructor Program, at a MPTC sanctioned ROC program or a Reserve/Intermittent program. The instructor will only be allowed to teach within their own department, a neighboring community or at a community program
  • If the instructor fails to attend a second consecutive annual conference and/or fails to teach the minimum number of classes during their certification period, the instructors’ certification will be suspended until the instructor makes arrangements with the program coordinator or one of the assistant program coordinators to review all materials covered during the annual conference. The instructor will also be required to show proficiency in all skills of CPR and First Responder. During a Level 4 instructors certification suspension period, the instructor will not be allowed to teach any CPR or First Responder program
  • If the instructor fails to attend a third consecutive annual conference and/or fails to teach the minimum number of classes during their certification period, the instructors certification will become invalid
  • Any Level four (4) instructor’s certification that becomes invalid will be removed from the MPTC CPR/FR Advisory Committee
  • Any instructors’ certification that becomes invalid must again complete all Pre-Instructor qualifications, Level 1 – Basic Instructor procedures, Level 2 - Assistant Instructor Procedures, Level 3 – Lead Instructor Procedures and Level 4 – Master Instructors Procedure

Additional Resources for Level IV – Master CPR and First Responder Instructor

CPR and First Responder Instructor Certification Training

This course is a 5 day Instructor Certification program required for those interested in teaching CPR/AED/First Responder within your department or for all MPTC programs (Recruit, Reserve, In-Service & Specialized Training).

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