CPR and First Aid for California Licensed Childcare Providers
Mandatory Training Information
Thank you for your interest in teaching CPR and First Aid to California’s childcare providers! California regulations encourage and require childcare providers to maintain current CPR and First Aid certification. A trained responder is required in every childcare center, home daycare and on any related outing.[i]
The EMS Safety Services course, CPR and First Aid for Childcare Providers is approved by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA). Instructors can learn a lot more about the program by visiting EMSA’s site.
EMS Safety Instructors require additional training in order to teach California Childcare Providers.[ii] Only instructors who’ve completed an EMS Safety Instructor Course may qualify. Once you completed the Instructor Course, follow the steps below to qualify to teach the EMS Safety CPR and First Aid for Childcare Providers course.
Once you’re a certified childcare Instructor, you may teach childcare providers, order course completion stickers from the State and expand your reach as an Instructor!
View the video below
This video provides you with everything you need to know about:
- The approved course, “CPR and First Aid for Childcare Providers”
- How and when to submit course records to the State of California
- Purchasing the required course verification stickers from the EMSA
- Using the specialized and unique forms required only for this course
- How every course record is scrutinized by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority
Complete the CA Childcare Instructor Exam
Read and Sign the CA Childcare Instructor Contract
Submit completed exams and contracts to firstname.lastname@example.org or (888) 330-7534 (fax)
Contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling (800) 215-9555
Article 5. Course Hours and Class Requirements
§ 100000.29. Course Hours and Class Size Requirements.
(a) The initial course of instruction shall consist of no less than eight hours in pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR. Training programs teaching pediatric first aid only are allowed with instruction in pediatric first aid to consist of no less than four hours in addition to a minimum of four hours of pediatric CPR. The eight hour course shall consist of no less than four hours of pediatric first aid and no less than four hours of pediatric CPR. Training programs may teach these four hour courses in pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR separately.
(b) Retraining in pediatric first aid and CPR shall consist of no less than four hours of pediatric first aid and no less than four hours of pediatric CPR. Retraining in pediatric first aid and CPR shall be completed at least every two years.
(c) The course of instruction in child preventive health and safety shall consist of no less than seven hours. The requirement for taking this course is one time only.
(d) The class size ratio for pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR shall not exceed one instructor to twelve students for the skills practice and evaluation components of the curriculum.
(e) The class size ratio for preventive health and safety training shall not exceed one instructor to thirty students.
NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 1797.107 and 1797.191, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1596.866 and 1797.191, Health and Safety Code