Our Instructors create an engaging atmosphere for every student! To be a Safe Sitter® Instructor you must:

  • Qualify as an Independent Instructor or be an employee or volunteer of a Registered Safe Sitter® Provider. For more information visit Start a Program.
  • Be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent, and 2 years of experience in health care, child care (including parenting), or youth work.
  • Enjoy teaching young teens and being a role model.
  • Commit to teaching at least one class per year.
  • Complete Safe Sitter® Instructor training.

 

 

 

Additional qualifications are required to teach choking rescue or CPR in a Safe Sitter® class.

  • To teach Choking Rescue in a Safe Sitter® class, you must be current in a CPR course that requires a minimum of a skills performance test in infant and child CPR, such as Heartsaver® CPR/AED from the American Heart Association.
  • To teach CPR in a Safe Sitter® class, you must either be current in a CPR Instructor course or use the Safe Sitter® CPR Video to teach that section of the class.

CPR Training is NOT included in Safe Sitter® Instructor Training. Visit the American Heart Association website to find a CPR class near you.

If you are a Site Coordinator with a Registered Safe Sitter® Provider and wish to train additional Instructors, please visit the Instructor Tools tab in the Instructor Resources.

Online Instructor Training can be completed in about 4 hours. The training includes a review of key concepts, teaching tips for each section, and videos of actual Instructors teaching students.

Each new Instructor will receive:

  • Access to the Safe Sitter® online Instructor training course
  • Instructor Resources login credentials
  • Instructor Manual to use as a guide when teaching
  • Safe Sitter® Instructor Polo

If you are a Site Coordinator with a Registered Safe Sitter Provider and wish to train additional Instructors, please visit the Instructor Tools tab in the Instructor Resources.

 

Registered Providers with five or more Instructors to train qualify for a live workshop at no additional charge. The training is conducted in person by a Safe Sitter® Program Specialist and allows you to expand your training and learn from her many years of experience.

The training includes a review of key concepts and teaching tips for each section. Each new Instructor will receive:

  • Instructor Resources login credentials
  • Instructor Manual to use as a guide when teaching
  • Safe Sitter® Instructor Polo

If you are a Site Coordinator with a Registered Safe Sitter Provider and wish to train additional Instructors, please visit the Instructor Tools tab in the Instructor Resources.