• Faculty
Course Director, Course Director Candidate, Full Instructors, Instructor Candidates, Instructor Trainers, Instructor Trainer
Candidates, Educators and Educator Candidates make up the faculty of ERC courses.
  • Provider (P)
A Provider is an individual who has successfully completed a provider course (BLS, BLS/AED, ILS, ALS, EPILS, EPALS, NLS).
  • Instructor Potential (IP)

An Instructor Potential is an individual who has completed a provider course or recertification course successfully and
has shown an aptitude to teach. In addition, he or she must fulfil the criteria necessary to qualify as a future instructor
and have been recommended for IP status by the Faculty of that course. Only candidates identified as Instructor
Potentials are eligible to attend an Instructor Course.

  • Instructor Candidate (IC)

An Instructor Candidate is an individual who has passed an Instructor Course successfully (BLS/AED Instructor Course or
Generic Instructor Course).

  • Full Instructor (FI)

A Full Instructor is an Instructor Candidate who has successfully completed his FI training as described in the “Faculty”
section below and has recertified if required![10.4-10.8]. Full Instructors teach on a provider course.

A Full Instructor from a relevant course type who is invited to

  • Instructor Trainer Candidate (ITC)

teach on an Instructor Course, is called an Instructor Trainer
Candidate until upgraded to Instructor Trainer.

  • Instructor Trainer (IT)

Instructor Trainers teach on an Instructor Course after successfully having completed their Instructor Trainer Candidate
training and after having recertified if required![10.5'10.8].

  • Course Director Candidate (CDC)

A Course Director Candidate is an experienced instructor for that course type who is invited to shadow the Course
Director. The Course Director Candidate is not an assistant, but a Course Director-in-training.

  • Course Director (CD)

A Course Director is a senior instructor who takes overall responsibility for the course and ensures that the course is run
according to ERC guidelines and rules. Course Directors exist at the level of provider courses (Provider Course Director)
and instructor courses (Instructor Course Director). He or she sets out the programme and appoints the instructors. The
Course Director also approves the results of the course candidates and assesses the instructors and CDCs.

  • National Course Director (NCD)

A National Course Director is an experienced CD, endorsed by the relevant National resuscitation Council (NRC), who
represents the Course Directors of a type of course of a certain country. They have voting rights in the election to select
ICC members, if the NRC is self-sufficient for that type of course.
An NCD must meet all points in the following profile:
• Must be ERC Associate member
• Must already be an established course director for this type of course
• Must have good communication skills (including E-mail)
• Must have a working knowledge of English
• Must have credibility in own country and be involved in NRC (if one exists)
• Must be prepared and able to attend international meetings of ERC NCDs (ERC is planning one meeting
every year)
• Leadership skills to lead development of the course in their country
• Involved in developing and spreading ERC courses in own country
• Familiarity with ERC systems - (CMS etc)
If there is no NRC in a certain country, the ICC can appoint the NCDs directly.

  • Educator Candidate (EC)

An Educator Candidate is an individual who has passed an Educator Master Class successfully.

  • Educator (Ed)

An Educator is a person with an educational and clinical background who has undertaken the Educator training. The
presence of an Educator is mandatory for the Generic Instructor Course.

  • Educator Trainer (EdT)

Faculty on an Educator Master Class are called Educator Trainers.

  • Course Organiser (CO)

The Course Organiser is an individual or an organisation, who administers the financial and logistical aspects of the
course.