Pediatric CPR and First-aid for Child Care Centers (EMSA)
Do you work in a child care center in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City or anywhere else in San Mateo County? Do you own a family child care in your home? Or are you a foster care parent or want to become a foster care parent? Then you must have CPR, First-aid, and Health and Safety certifications according to state law. Safety Training Seminars has been providing EMSA certified classes to child care centers since 1992. Call or email us if you have any questions.
What is the 15 hour Law (AB243)?
The 15 hours refers to 3 classes which are required for child care providers: 4 Hours of CPR, 4 Hours of First-aid, and 7 Hours of Health and Safety. This adds up to the 15 hours of training that is required.
If I need to renew, can my course be shorter?
No. According to state law, the CPR class must be 4 hours, and the First-aid training must also be 4 hours long. Or if you take the course together the length would be 8 hours.
I have seen some places that offer this class in less than 8 hours.
That is true. There are some companies in Redwood City, Burlingame, and Palo Alto that offer this course in less than 8 hours. Unfortunately, those courses are not official EMSA certified CPR and First-aid courses. When Community Care Licensing comes out to your center for inspection, they will see that the card is not accepted and you would have to take the class again. I am sure you would not want to take a CPR and First-aid two times and pay for it two times.
How do I know Safety Training Seminars is accepted by EMSA?
Good question. You can call EMSA in Sacramento to confirm that our license is current. You can view the EMSA’s child care website for approved vendors. Or see our license below.
What is your schedule of classes?
EMSA Health and Safety (This class is taught in San Francisco about once every 3 months.)