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First Aid Course Approvals


Course Approvals

NSC First Aid training programs meet OSHA, state, DOT and other requirements from regulatory agencies.  Please click on the state name to see approvals for that state.
Alabama ​Alaska ​Arizona ​Arkansas
​Colorado Connecticut ​Delaware ​District of Columbia Florida
​Georgia ​Hawaii ​Idaho ​Illinois ​Indiana
Iowa Kansas Kentucky ​Louisiana ​Maine
​Maryland ​Massachusetts   Michigan ​Minnesota Mississippi
Missouri ​Montana ​Nebraska Nevada ​New Hampshire
New Jersey New Mexico New York ​North Carolina North Dakota
​Ohio ​Oklahoma ​Oregon ​Pennsylvania ​Puerto Rico
Rhode Island South Carolina ​South Dakota ​Tennessee Texas
​Utah ​Vermont Virginia ​Washington ​West Virginia
Wisconsin ​Wyoming Canada


National Approvals 
American Camping Association 
The link below will take you to the page on the American Camping Association's website where the NSC is mentioned as being an approved provider.
Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America issued the attached statement in 2008 adding the National Safety Council as one of the organizations providing equivalent training.
Girl Scouts of the USA
The National Safety Council’s First Aid, CPR & AED is approved for "Level 1 First Aider" and Advanced First Aid, CPR & AED and Emergency Medical Response is approved for “Level 2 First Aider”.

Coast Guard Approval 

The United States Coast Guard has granted approval on our NSC First Aid, CPR & AED and Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED courses until May 31, 2015. Below is the official letter from the Coast Guard. They have determined that our courses meet or exceed the requirements for the OCMI training for a merchant marine license.
Please be aware of the following change of requirements:
“The course completion certificate must include the alphanumeric reference code immediately after the course title.”
The reference codes for the National Safety Council are as follows:
First Aid (NATSAF - 202)
CPR (NATSAF - 133)

Emergency Medical Responder State by State Guide

Check this state-by-state guide to learn about First Responder certification requirements. Information includes whether a state license is issued, the length of time for First Responder certification (NSC-issued, state-issued, or National Registry-issued), and length of time required for a First Responder refresher course.





For assistance in getting a National Safety Council program approved in your state please email 
NSC offers a variety of First Aid training courses to suit your safety, compliance and wellness needs. Comprehensive classroom programs are available, as well as First Aid Online Training.

Download the 2014 frist aid catalog



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