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Child Care & School Bus Driver First Aid Training Information

Approved Training Programs:

Find an approved training provider to complete your required 16 hours of childcare provider training:

  • Approved First Aid & CPR Training Programs   [PDF]
  • Approved Preventive Health & Safety Training Programs   [PDF]

Find an approved training provider to complete your required School Bus Driver First Aid training:

Required Training

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 (including infant, child, and adult CPR and infant, child, and adult AED training)
  • 8 hours of Preventive Health and Safety Training; this training is a one-time-only course

Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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 including adult CPR and infant, child, and adult AED training

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, extension 434.

Order Forms:
  • Child Care Training Course Completion Stickers Order Form  [PDF]
  • Credit Card Payment Authorization Form [PDF]

Stickers order forms can be submitted by mail, email and fax. We now accept credit card payments. Please do not email the credit card slips. We are unable to accept orders over the phone. 

  • Mail orders to: EMS Authority, Attn: Child Care Training Program 10901 Gold Center Dr. Ste 400, Rancho Cordova, Ca 95670
  • Email orders to: mark.olivas@emsa.ca.gov
  • Fax orders to: (916)324-2875

Stickers may be picked up in-person with 24 hours advance notice so that staff may prepare the order.

Rosters:
  • Child Care Training Roster:  [PDF]

Email completed rosters to mark.olivas@emsa.ca.gov, or fax to (916) 324-2875

Applications:
  • Child Care 7 Hour Preventive Health and Safety Application  * (Child Care Preventive Health Training Program -- review fee is $240) (*Please note that the Preventive Health and Safety Practices course is now 8 hours.  Application content will reflect this change once the training regulations are revised.)
    • As of January 1, 2016, one hour of nutrition must be included in the Preventive Health and Safety Practices Program. This Nutrition application is being provided for your convenience.
  • Pediatric First Aid and CPR Training Program Application  (Child Care Pediatric First Aid and CPR Training Program -- review fee is $240)
  • School Bus Driver First Aid Application   (School Bus Driver First Aid and CPR Training Program -- review fee is $500)
  • Please return completed application(s) to the: State of California, EMS Authority, Attention: Child Care Unit, 10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite 400, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6073
    • Please allow 60 days for review of your application
Regulations and Statutes for Child Care
Regulations and Statutes for School Bus Drivers
Asthma Curriculum:
  • Nebulizer and Inhaled Medication Training Curriculum   [PDF]
  • Capacitación sobre los Medicamentos Inhalados (Spanish language version of the Inhaled Medications Curriculum)   [PDF]
  • For more information on Asthma Training contact Lucy Chaidez at (916) 322-4336 extension 434 or email her at lucy.chaidez@emsa.ca.gov

• Asthma Care Training for Child Care Providers

• La Capacitacion Sobre el Cuidado de la Asma para los Proveedores de Cuidado Infantil

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