MHFA Instructor

What Mental Health First Aid Instructors Do?

Instructors are on the frontlines of the program and train people in their communities in Mental Health First Aid. Certified instructors are required to teach the course at least three times per year. Instructors teach from a national curriculum, tailor discussions to their participants and compile a list of local resources for help.

How to become certified as an Adult or Youth instructor
Instructor certification results from a 3-day training that presents the Mental Health First Aid course and provides in-depth instruction on facilitating the  The training includes self-paced pre-work, a written exam and a presentation that evaluates each candidate’s ability to present the Mental Health First Aid course to a variety of audiences.  Become certified to teach the Adult or Youth curriculum, or both.
Maintaining Certification
Once certified, Instructors must teach the course at least three times per year to maintain their certification. Dual certified Instructors must teach a minimum of three courses per year with at least one course from each curriculum (Adult and Youth) annually to maintain certification.