Become a Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Step 1: Earn your Adult/Youth MHFA First Aider Certificate. To qualify for Instructor training you must be currently certified as a First Aider in the same curricula (i.e., Adult MHFA = Adult Instructor Training, Youth MHFA = Youth Instructor Training). If you are not already certified, click here to view some available courses or email us at

Step 2: Review the Becoming an Instructor Guide for important details about course curricula, requirements, tuition, and trainings.

Step 3 (Optional): If you need a scholarship, complete this Scholarship Application and wait for a response before moving to Step 4.

Step 4: New Instructors, complete the Application and Registration. Existing Youth or Adult Instructors, please apply through the Missouri Instructor Portal to receive your discounted rate. Early applications are encouraged. Applications close 2 weeks prior to the training date. The application takes about 15 minutes.

Instructor Training Schedule

Adult Instructor Trainings
July 22-24, 2024 – Virtual – Waitlist
September 16-18, 2024 – Virtual
November 18-20, 2024 – Virtual

Youth Instructor Trainings
August 12-14, 2024 – Virtual
October 21-23, 2024 – Virtual
December 9-11, 2024 – Virtual

Interested but not ready to commit to a training? Sign up for our mailing list or email us with your questions at