PADI Emergency First Response® (EFR) Instructors are PADI Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors who have successfully completed an EFR Instructor Training Course.

EFR Instructors can conduct EFR courses for both divers and non-divers who wish to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid, including basic emergency management procedures.

To take a PADI EFR Instructor Training Course, you must:

  1. Be a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor / PADI Instructor, or have completed a full IDC / IOC within the last 12 months.

  2. Have successfully completed an EFR course.

PADI Course Directors in teaching status who are also PADI EFR Instructor Trainers can conduct PADI EFR Instructor courses. The EFR Instructor Course trains the candidates to be able to carry out the EFR course, which consists of seven modules. These modules include the following seven basic skills: Initial Exam, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Blocked Airway, Bleeding Control, Shock Management, Disease Screening, and Injury Screening.

After successfully completing the EFR Instructor course, the EFR Instructor candidate submits an application form, completed in full and signed by the PADI Course Director who taught the course, along with the required passport photo and the processing fee to their PADI branch.