First Aid Resource Center

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Welcome to the NSC First Aid Instructor Resource Center! The National Safety Council has a proven history of First Aid education and for decades we have helped organizations prepare their employees for emergency situations. Please see the below links to learn why NSC is the best choice in First Aid training. If you are interested in becoming an NSC instructor please click the link to the right.

For suggestions or questions about the First Aid Resource Center, email [email protected]

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Course Approvals
Alabama

Approved CPR and Advanced Cardiac Courses for the Office of Emergency Medical Services. NSC Basic Life Support for Health Care and Professional Rescuers is on the approved list.

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Michigan

NSC has been approved by the Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing to provide adult, infant and child CPR and first aid training to childcare providers and caregivers

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Alaska

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

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Mississippi

NSC CPR and AED Training is approved by the Mississippi Department of Health. See section 106.02 § 41-60-33

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Arizona

Arizona Department of Health Services SHARE Program - Education Partner

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Missouri

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

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Re-licensure required every five years upon completion of continuing education and submission of the re-licensure form.

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California

NSC Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED training has been approved through Oct. 31, 2019, by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority.

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California EMSA-approved school bus driver training program for First Aid and CPR has been approved through Sept. 30, 2021. Providers may offer a blended course that includes online and in-person components to fulfill school bus drivers first aid and CPR training requirement. Because the didactic portion of online NSC First Aid, CPR & AED is identical to its classroom content, the online NSC course, followed by hands-on skills testing, is an EMSA-approved curriculum for school bus drivers.

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National

American Camping Association mentions NSC as an approved provider.

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The Boy Scouts of America added NSC as an approved training provider.

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Girl Scouts of America approved NSC First Aid, CPR & AED for Level 1 First Aider, and Advanced First Aid, CPR & AED and Emergency Medical Response for Level 2 First Aider.

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U.S. Coast Guard approved NSC First Aid, CPR & AED; NSC First Aid; NSC CPR & AED; NSC Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED through June 30, 2020.

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Canada

Alberta, Canada, approved NSC First Aid, CPR & AED (Emergency First Aid) and NSC Advanced First Aid, CPR & AED (Standard First Aid).

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Nebraska

Nebraska licenses as out-of-hospital emergency medical providers Emergency Medical Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics. Individuals who hold an EMT intermediate level license may renew and reinstate only. Licenses also are given to Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support Services and Emergency Medical Services Training Agencies.

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Colorado

The following programs satisfy requirements as stated in Colorado Board of Health Rules 6-CCR-1015-3, Chapter 1- EMS Rules.

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NSC is an approved vendor by the Colorado Office of Early Childhood Division of Early Care and Learning. NSC First Aid, NSC CPR & AED, and NSC Bloodborne & Airborne Pathogens courses are included.

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Nevada

Evidence of current CPR training is required by submitting a photocopy of a valid card issued by NSC, the American Heart Association, National Red Cross or any program approved by and filed with the Department of Health and Human Services. CPR will be granted 4 CEUs per renewal period.

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Connecticut

Office of Early Childhood - Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED

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Department of Public Health approved NSC Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED for childcare providers.

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New Jersey

NSC Basic Life Support for Healthcare and Professional Rescuers is approved by the New Jersey Department of Health.

Delaware

Delaware Office of Emergency Medical Services

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New Mexico

New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, Boards and Commissions Division approved NSC Basic Life Support for Healthcare and Professional Rescuers for training/retraining dentists and dental hygienists.

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New Mexico EMS Bureau approved NSC Basic Life Support for Healthcare and Professional Rescuers (4.5-hour course) to meet New Mexico EMS licensure requirements.

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Florida

Florida Agency of Persons with Disabilities approved NSC First Aid, CPR & AED; CPR & AED; and Basic Life Support for Health Care and Professional Rescuers. The agency also approved NSC web-based courses Bloodborne and Airborn Pathogens, and First Aid, CPR & AED (First Aid portion only; CPR & AED must be classroom-based).

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New York

NSC CPR Pro, Advanced First Aid and EMR are approved for children's camp staff and NY bathing facilities

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To be admitted to the state final practical skills exam, CFR, EMT and Advanced EMT students must pass CPR testing.

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Dentists must complete 60 contact hours of continuing education in each three-year registration period, and dental hygienists require 24 contact hours. New York State Board for Dentistry approved NSC CPR courses; see #17.

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The State Board for Podiatry approved NSC CPR & AED, and NSC Basic Life Support for Health Care & Professional Rescuers. CPR & AED is approved for 2.75 credits; Basic Life Support is approved for 4.0 credits. Instructors who teach these classes for podiatrists must send the State Board a list of learners upon completion of either program. The applicable ID number contained in these approval letters must be included on the participants’ list.

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NSC is contracted by the Office of Children and Family Services to deliver a Pediatric and Adult CPR, AED and First Aid programs for regulated daycare providers.

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Georgia

NSC is recognized in OSHA Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First-Aid Program.

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North Carolina

NSC Pediatric FA/CPR has been approved by the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education.

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Idaho

NSC training is approved from Outfitters and Guides Licensing Board Traditional Courses

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North Dakota

NSC Basic Life Support for Health Care & Professional Rescuers is approved in North Dakota for the recertification of EMS providers when submitting their recertification to the National Registry of EMTs.

Illinois

Former Gov. Pat Quinn signed Lauren’s Law, requiring all Illinois high schools to add CPR and AED training to their curriculum.

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The NSC CPR & AED program has been approved as being "established to train individuals as AED users which follow the course objectives of the AHA and ARC or other nationally recognized courses."

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Health Approval recognizes NSC CPR programs for school nurses.

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NSC Basic Life Support for Health Care & Professional Rescuers and NSC First Aid, CPR & AED are approved for pharmacists.

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NSC Basic Life Support for Health Care & Professional Rescuers is approved for EMS providers.

Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System awarded NSC the status of Specialty Discipline Organization.

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Office of Child Development and Early Learning approved NSC Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED course.

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Indiana

Indiana Department of Education, Office of Educator Licensing & Development, lists NSC as an approved provider of CPR & AED training for Indiana teachers.

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Rhode Island

Application for license as an Emergency Medical Technician requires a signed Healthcare Provider level or equivalent cardiopulmonary resuscitation card. (American Heart Association Healthcare Provider, American Red Cross Professional Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute CPRPRO, Medic First Aid BLSPRO or National Safety Council Professional Rescuer CPR).

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Iowa

Iowa Department of Human Services approved the NSC Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED program for childcare providers.

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South Carolina

Bloodborne Pathogens is approved by the South Carolina Division of Health Licensing for tattoo and body piercing artists. Below find standard first aid with CPR requirements for adults and children.

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Kansas

NSC Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED can be used to teach daycare providers.

Texas

Texas Department of State Health Services licenses and regulates massage therapists, massage therapy instructors, massage schools and massage establishments in Texas.

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Kentucky

NSC Bloodborne & Airborne Pathogens Online program approved for continuing education credits.

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Utah

Approved sources for childcare provider certification in first aid and infant/child CPR include NSC, American Heart Association, American Red Cross or the equivalent. CPR certification must include hands-on testing

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NSC is approved by the Utah Department of Health.

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Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, renewed its approval for NSC Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED for employees in Class A and Class B Child Care Centers.

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Virginia

Virginia Office of EMS requires certification in CPR as a prerequisite for enrollment in the EMT-Basic and EMS First Responder Programs (initial full certification courses). Courses accepted by the Virginia Office of EMS are found on the link below.

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NSC Pediatric First aid, CPR & AED is approved by the Department of Social Services.

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Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology approved NSC Bloodborne & Airborne Pathogens for use by tattoo and body-piercing artists.

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Maryland

Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood Development-Office of Child Care

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West Virginia

Office of Emergency Medical Services includes NSC Basic Life Support for Health Care & Professional Rescuers and NSC CPR & AED on its list of approved courses for EMS personnel.

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Massachusetts

Office of Emergency Medical Services

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Pursuant to 105 CMR 435.23(1) all lifeguards shall hold the following certifications:
(a) current Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate, or Royal Bronze Medallion, or Boy Scouts of America Lifeguard Certificate or National Y.M.C.A. Lifeguard Certificate or an equivalent certification, provided that no such alternative certification shall be deemed equivalent unless it shall contain all of the minimum requirements mandated or required by one or more of the foregoing certification programs; and
(b) a current American Red Cross CPR Certificate for the Professional Rescuer or American Heart Association CPR Certificate for the Health Care Provider, or National Safety Council CPR Training; and
(c) a Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate, or a Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety Certificate (which certification may be evidenced by a notation on the back of any Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate), or National Safety Council First Aid Training, Level 2, or an equivalent certification, provided however, that no such alternative certification shall be deemed equivalent unless it shall contain all of the minimum requirements of one of the foregoing certification programs.

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Wisconsin

NSC First Aid, CPR & AED continues to be on the approved courses list for the state of Wisconsin.

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