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CA EMSA Childcare Approval Expiring

In conjunction with EMS Safety Services, HSI has determined that the California EMSA Child Care regulatory approval for EMS Safety's CPR, AED and First Aid for Childcare Providers training program will not be renewed come May 31, 2019.

EMS Safety Instructors may no longer use EMS Safety's CPR, AED and First Aid for Childcare Providers program to meet the training requirements for childcare providers as described in the California Code of Regulation (Title 22, Div. 9, Ch. 1.1) Training standards for Child Care Providers

However, if you do wish to continue to teach childcare providers to meet the California Code of Regulations, you may establish a MEDIC First Aid Training Center and teach MEDIC First Aid, which remains EMSA approved. The process is simple and we would be happy to assist you. Contact your EMS Safety account representative for more information.

All EMS Safety Instructors with the CA Childcare certification will be removed from the EMSA Child Care affiliates list on May 31, 2019 and will no longer have the ability to purchase EMSA stickers for EMS Safety CPR, AED and First Aid classes and can no longer issue EMS Safety CPR, AED and First Aid for Childcare Providers certification cards for childcare providers in California. (You may continue to teach school bus drivers until September 30, 2022)

Additionally, if you do not choose to establish a MEDIC First Aid Training Center, you will need to utilize any EMSA stickers before May 31, 2019.

EMS Safety Childcare certification cards with EMSA course completion stickers must be issued by a currently certified EMS Safety Childcare Instructor within 21 calendar days after the training is completed. Rosters for EMS Safety Childcare training sessions must be submitted to EMSA within 30 calendar days of course completion. These rosters must include the serial number listed on the course completion sticker that was issued to each student who successfully completed the training. No EMS Safety Childcare training may be conducted and no EMS Safety Childcare certification cards with EMSA course completion stickers may be issued after May 31, 2019.

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!


Step 1

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

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Step 2

Complete the CA Childcare Instructor Exam

Step 3

Read and Sign the CA Childcare Instructor Contract

Submit completed exams and contracts to instructortraining@emssafety.com or (888) 330-7534 (fax)

Questions?

Contact us by emailing instructortraining@emssafety.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


[i] California Health and Safety Code, Section 1596.866(a)(2)(B)

[ii] California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division , Chapter 1.1 Training Standards for Child Care Providers

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