The Nevada Registry no longer approves CPR/First Aid instructors or training (since 2016). This is because instructors are already regulated by the agency issuing their certification.
Finding CPR/First Aid training is easy.
CPR/First Aid training must be taken by an instructor issuing an official card from one of the following agencies: American Heart Association, American Red Cross, American Safety and Health Institute, EMS Safety Services and Medic First Aid. What this means is that certification cards that do not bear the official logo of one of the five agencies mentioned will not be recognized by Child Care Licensing or The Nevada Registry for Career Ladder placement.
Make your investment of time and money count!
- Verify the type of certification an instructor has. If he/she is not approved as an instructor from one of the five recognized agencies, continue your search to find another instructor that is.
- Verify that you will be issued an official card from one of the five recognized agencies upon completion of the course. A card bearing the name of their private business company in lieu of the official agency card will not be accepted, even if the card states that the training “meets the guidelines of XX agency”. In all cases, the official card is required. If they do not issue official cards, continue your search to find another instructor that does.
- CPR training must contain an in-person skill demonstration component. For this reason, a CPR course offered 100% online will not be accepted, even when taken from one of the five recognized organizations.
Certified CPR/First Aid instructors are located in every community. There are some who operate a business for the sole purpose of delivering CPR/First Aid training but there are also many other certified instructors working in other health/safety-related positions such as Fire Fighters, Nurses, etc. who deliver this training.
You have many options when searching for CPR/First Aid instructors. Regardless of where you find your training, as long as the instructor you choose is certified by one of the five recognized agencies AND issues the official card from one of those five agencies, you can be sure that the training will be accepted by Child Care Licensing and The Nevada Registry.