Why Be an Instructor?

Why Become an Instructor?

Only certified instructors can teach the Mental Health First Aid® class. Each instructor earns their certification through a 5-day training course that presents the Mental Health First Aid 8-hour class and provides in-depth instruction on facilitating the course for a variety of audiences.The training includes a written exam and evaluates each candidate’s ability to present the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid class. Get certified to teach the adult curriculum, the youth curriculum, or both. 

Reasons for becoming a Mental Health First Aid Instructor:

  • The ability to teach the class and tailor it to best fit the needs of the community in which your serve
  • Embedding instructors in communities makes the program easily accessible where people live, work, play and worship
  • On-site instructors allow you to integrate Mental Health First Aid into your current training program