ECSI is proud to be your source for CPR and First Aid training materials for Boy Scouts of America courses!

The Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) is pleased to be recognized by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) as an approved CPR/AED and First Aid training provider. ECSI offers engaging and effective training programs that meet Boy Scouts of America training requirements and help BSA staff members and volunteers teach scouts to provide life-saving care in the event of an emergency.

The ECSI Difference

Discover why training with ECSI, an internationally-recognized training organization, is the smart choice for your council:

  • Ease of Administration: The national agreement between BSA and ECSI gives each unit, district, or council the ability to act as a stand-alone emergency care training center, or ECSI Education Center. With this independence, BSA staff and volunteers can teach emergency care courses as needed within their local scouting chapter. We also offer instructor reciprocity for those with adequate teaching experience along with free Instructor Development Course materials for those that would like to become a new First Aid or CPR/AED instructor.
  • Zero Fees and Free Course Completion Cards: Joining ECSI is easy and involves no Education Center or instructor fees. As an ECSI Education Center, you have the freedom to manage your own courses and do not have to worry about having to pay recurring fees. The first 20 standard student manuals purchased come with a course completion card. For additional course completion cards, a field guide or pocket guide must be purchased. Before purchasing an online course, make sure there is an ECSI instructor available in your area to complete a skills check. Please note, an on-site skills check demonstrated to an instructor is required in order to earn a nationally-recognized course completion card from ECSI.
  • High-Quality Materials: When you order your training materials from ECSI, you do not have to sacrifice quality for affordability. Our highly developed student manuals feature the latest medical content and are filled with tips and tools to ensure that Boy Scouts of all levels are prepared to respond to an emergency situation.


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