EFR Accrediting Organisations

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

North, South and Central America

  • 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

  • PADI

  • 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

If you need to know whether your Emergency First Response course meets compliance standards for an organization that is not on this list, please get in touch. 

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