Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor Training

Everyone should have training and be confident in their ability to respond to a medical emergency.  Emergency First Response (EFR) instructors provide the training and confidence for people to respond in these events. And EFR is not just for divers – and neither is EFR Instructor Training.

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.

The only requirements to attend the EFR Instructor Program 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 GoPro. You can complete or refresh this training during your PADI Instructor training.


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:

  • Presenting course content.
  • Encouraging self-discovery in students.
  • Evaluating student understanding and skill mastery during hands-on skills practice.
  • Managing effective scenario-based learning experiences.

You may be able to get college credit for the Emergency First Response Instructor course.


Please contact us with any questions you have about the Emergency First Response Instructor Programs or about TL Sea Diving’s PADI Five Star Instructor Development Course.

About TL Sea Diving

TL Sea Diving is one of Seattle’s most experienced PADI 5 Star IDC Instructor Development Centers.  We have been a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center, training PADI Professionals,  for more than 28 years! 

Our Course Director & Staff

Our Course Director has been with TL Sea Diving since the beginning and has been teaching PADI Divers for 34 years and PADI Instructors for 27 years with a 99%+ success rate at  the Instructor Examinations (IE).  He is also certified to teach 20 specialty instructor courses. He has been teaching the EFR Instructor Course since it was started over 20 years ago.

Our IDC Staff Instructors have 17 years of combined experience helping divers reach their goals as PADI Instructors. 

Get Started!

You can start today by contacting TL Sea Diving and scheduling a meeting in-person with our Course Director. Bring your questions!  We will let you know what you will need (books and stuff), talk with you about your experience and show you the path forward, including detailing all costs involved.