Accredited Organizations

Emergency First Response courses have been approved or meet the following organizations’ guidelines for CPR/First Aid training:

    • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
    • Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
    • American Camp Association.
    • American Council on Exercise (ACE)
    • Board of Massage Therapy State of Hawaii
    • Boise Idaho Child Care Training Network
    • Cal/OSHA
    • California Board of Chiropractic Examiners
    • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
    • Federal OSHA Guideline 29 CFR 1910.151.
    • Girl Scouts USA
    • Illinois Department Of Public Health
    • Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS)
    • Michigan DHS, Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing.
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)
    • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
    • North Carolina DHHS Division of Child Development
    • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), New Mexico
    • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Puerto Rico
    • Ohio Job and Family Services
    • State of New York Department of Health PAD training
    • State of Washington Dept of Labor & Industries Accreditation
    • United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA)
    • United States Coast Guard (USCG) for a merchant mariner license
    • United States OSHA Region 10 – includes federal jurisdiction for Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho
    • Utah State Parks and Recreation.

Asia and the Pacific Islands

      • International Yacht Training (IYT) in the Asia Pacific region
      • Philippine Heart Association Council on CPR
      • South Korea:
        • Korean Body Guard Martial Arts Association & affiliates
        • Dream & Green Tour
        • Sport For All – Korea Handball Federation
        • Yacht N Company
        • Young Jae Art & Craft School & Boy & Girl Scouts
        • Yangchun-Gu Hapkido Association

Australia and New Zealand

  • International Yacht Training (IYT) in the Asia Pacific region (incl. Australia and New Zealand)
  • Australia Council for Teaching Swimming and Water Safety (AUSTSWIM)
  • Australia Nationally Recognised Training  to Provide First Aid and other first aid related courses when conducted through PADI Asia Pacific’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID#6729)
  • New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) when conducted at a Private Training Establishment (PTE) and competency was assessed as meeting OSH/NZQA unit standard 6400, 6401, 6402 (or 6400, 26551, 26522 or equivalent / most recent unit standards)

Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia

  • British Canoe Union (BCU)
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – United Kingdom
  • Espirito Santo Fire Department, Brazil
  • Féderation Suisse de Vol Libre
  • Health and Safety Executive (Great Britain) and (Northern Ireland) for the purposes of first aid in the workplace
  • Italian Resuscitation Council
  • Northwest (UK) SureStart Care for Children
  • Schweizerischer Hängegleiter-Verband
  • Scouts Association U.K.
  • SEMICYUC Sociedad Española de Medicina Intensiva, Críticos y Unidades Coronarias (Member of Spanish Resuscitation Council)
  • SkillsActive – United Kingdom