Instructor Sign-Up

Each year, thousands of instructors join the Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) and embrace our mission of making life-saving training accessible and affordable to as wide a population as possible. We're thrilled that you have decided to become one of our newest members to embrace this mission.

Before you move on to complete the instructor application, you should know that you'll need to associate yourself with one of our current Education Centers in order to complete the process. If your training center or your employer is not already approved as an ECSI Education Center, you or your employer will need to complete the Education Center application first.

There are two ways to become an ECSI instructor:

Option 1: Ask for instructor reciprocity.

If you already have adequate content knowledge in the course(s) that you would like to teach (for example, first aid or CPR) and can also demonstrate adequate teaching experience (for example, you are an instructor from another nationally recognized training organization), you can ask to be grandfathered to receive instructor reciprocity.

If you meet these requirements, complete the instructor application now.

Option 2: Complete an Instructor Development Course.

If you have little or no teaching experience but would like to learn how to train others to perform life-saving skills, like basic life support and first aid, you can participate in an ECSI Instructor Development Course (IDC). This course covers topics such as teaching methodologies, complying with ECSI policies and procedures, following course objectives, and conducting skills practice sessions. The IDC is administered by authorized ECSI Instructor-Trainers.

If you have any questions about the instructor application process, or if you would like help locating an authorized ECSI Instructor-Trainer in your area, please call us at 800-716-7264 or e-mail our Membership Office.