ECSI National Training Agreement

ECSI National Training Agreement for First Aid/CPR, WFA

Be prepared! The Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) and the Boy Scouts of America both understand the importance of developing the skills necessary to be prepared for emergencies. A new training agreement will assist your council in developing instructor trainers and instructors. This program will offer you another option for training Scouts, staff, and volunteers in first aid, CPR/AED, and Wilderness First Aid.

In addition, ECSI has made it easy for any group (such as a council, district, or unit) to become its own education center through an expedited process. To become an education center, simply apply online, and soon you will be on your way to providing CPR/AED, first aid, and WFA courses. There are no fees involved in becoming an education center, nor are there any annual fees for instructors.

The agreement offers both student and instructor materials at a reduced fee to help increase participation in any of the emergency-care courses available. Current instructors are offered reciprocity with ECSI if they are currently teaching CPR, first aid, or WFA with another provider and can demonstrate competency. For current providers who would like to become instructors, a process is available through ECSI.

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If you would like to sign up your council, district, or unit as a new ECSI Education Center, follow these three simple steps:

Once a new ECSI Education Center is approved, additional instructors may apply to teach through that center.

To learn more about joining ECSI, requesting instructor reciprocity, ECSI Instructor Development courses, or instructor renewal processes, please visit


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For more information, please visit the BSA/ECSI website at