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First Aid Certification

Any one of the following courses will satisfy the requirement:

American Red Cross:
(All American Red Cross first aid certifications are valid for three years)
(When the course includes a CPR component, a separate CPR card will be issued)

  • ARC/USOC Sport Safety Training (may include CPR component)

  • ARC/USOC Sports Injury Prevention and First Aid)

  • Basic First Aid

  • First Aid - Responding to Emergencies

  • Emergency Response

  • Lifeguarding/First Aid (Waterfront/Waterpark optional) (includes CPR component)

  • Standard First Aid

  • Not acceptable: ARC instructor certification, WSI, certifications from foreign Red Cross chapters, First Aid for Coaches..

National Safety Council:
(National Safety Council first aid certifications are good for 2-3 years, depending on the training agency)

  • First Aid

  • Standard First Aid, CPR & AED (includes CPR component)

Ellis & Associates:

  • Water Safety+ (4 hours; includes CPR component)

  • International Lifeguard Training (one year certification, includes CPR component)

  • International Lifeguard Training Instructor License (12-18 month certification)

American Heart Association:

  • Heartsaver First Aid (coach must submit a certificate signed by instructor confirming optional final exam was passed)

  • Heartsave First Aid 2/ COR & AED (coach must submit a certificate signed by instructor confirming optional final exam was passed)
    Only AHA Training Center Coordinators can request the optional exam and certificate from the AHA Customer Support Center

First Aid courses offered by other organizations:

  • American Lifeguard Association First Aid

  • ASHI (American Safety & Health Institute) Basic First Aid (4 hours)

  • California State Lifeguard

  • Medic First Aid (includes CPR component) (coach must also submit a completed, scored written Medic First Aid test signed by the instructor)

  • EMS Safety Services First Aid

  • EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) Basic or Intermediate (includes CPR component)

  • Paramedic

  • Save-a-Life Educators First Aid or First Aid Renewal (course may include a CPR component)

  • StarGuard

  • Tacoma Fire Department First Aid & CPR Course (includes CPR component)

  • University Training Centers, Inc. - Standard First Aid

  • Life Education of Florida - First Aid for All Ages: A Common Sense Approach