The PADI Emergency First Response Instructor course is a hands on approach to CPR and First Aid that gives you the 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 the courses to anyone. An EFR Instructor rating is required to become a PADI Instructor, so you can complete this step before or during your instructor training.



  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older
  • Have completed Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care training (CPR and First Aid) within the past 24 months


Your role as an EFR instructor is to be a coach that creates a positive learning environment. In addition to learning how to structure and organize EFR courses, you’ll learn about evaluating student understanding and skill mastery during hands-on skills practice and manage effective scenario=based learning experiences. Additionally, the course refines instructor candidates’ emergency care skills to a role-model level.


  • EFR Instructor Crew Pack - $520.90

COURSE FEE: $330.00


  • All classroom sessions


  • PADI EFR Instructor application fee (approx. $120.00 as of 1/1/2020) required to process your certification

The great thing about EFR courses is they make learning easy by providing a comfortable environment to practice emergency care skills. As an EFR Instructor, your students finish the course feeling confident with their new skills and ready to help someone in need.