Welcome Child Care Provider
Child Care Provider training consists of 16 hours of training for first-time licensees. The hours of training must be completed as follows:
- 4 hours of pediatric First Aid
- 4 hours of pediatric CPR/AED
- 8 hours of Preventive Health and Safety Training
Every two (2) years, child care providers must renew their training by completing 4 hours of pediatric First Aid and 4 hours of pediatric CPR. If an instructor provides a course in fewer hours than required, the training is not in compliance with the law. Report this situation to the EMS Authority at (916) 322-4336.
Before agreeing to pay for a training course in pediatric First Aid, pediatric CPR, or Preventive Health practices, ask to see the training program or instructors certification card or other document authorizing them to train child care providers.
Approved Training Programs
Find an approved training provider to complete your required 16 hours of childcare provider training:
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long should my child care training be?
- Can I take shortened class in pediatric first and and CPR since I am only renewing my training?
- Can I take online courses for the 16 hours of training?
- Can I take my pediatric first aid and CPR training from the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association? If so, do I need the EMSA stickers on their course completion cards?
- Can I take my preventive health and safety practices training from the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association?
- Are there any other organizations where I can take my training?
- If my training was shortened, what should I do?
- What if my training was shortened from either the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association?
- If I have a question regarding licensing issues with my day care homes or center, do I call EMSA?
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