PADI Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI)

PADI Emergency First Response InstructorOverview

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), CPR & AED and Care for Children courses follow the emergency considerations and protocols as developed by the members of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Among members of ILCOR are American Heart Association and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC).  Emergency First Response Corp. is a corporate affiliate of PADI.

The Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) Course is a “hands on” program that provides qualified individuals with the additional training necessary to teach Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), CPR & AED, and Care for Children. This course builds on the instructor candidates’ skills as primary and secondary care providers and focuses on developing their instructional abilities. Through independent study, classroom sessions and practice teaching assignments, instructor candidates learn to conduct the Emergency First Response courses.

The Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) course prepares the candidate to become an Instructor who organizes, markets, promotes and teaches the EFR course not only for scuba divers but for others within the community as well. As a PADI Instructor being an Instructor in CPR and First Aid is a requirement of certification and enables the instruction of the CPR/First Aid requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver Course.


  • Have completed an EFR Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying training) within the past 24 months
  • 18 years old

To maintain the Emergency First Response Instructor rating, individuals must renew their rating every two years by submitting a renewal application to Emergency First Response.

Course Materials and Application Fees (not included in course price)

  • Emergency First Response Instructor Manual – $110
  • EFR Primary & Secondary Care Participant Manual – $17
  • EFR Primary $ Secondary Care for Children Manual – $17
  • EFRI Application Fee – $105

Equipment Needed

  • Pocket Mask


  • Tuition – $399