The Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) is pleased to be recognized by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) as an approved CPR/AED and Wilderness First Aid training provider.
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. With this independence, BSA staff and volunteers can teach emergency care courses as needed within their local scouting chapter.
The process to become a new Education Center with ECSI is easy and free!
ECSI offers comprehensive CPR/AED and Wilderness First Aid resources that meet BSA training requirements and are designed to fully support BSA staff members and provide scouts with the tools needed to gain the knowledge and skills required to save lives.
As an authorized BSA Instructor with ECSI, you are eligible to receive huge discounts on our resources. These special prices are offered exclusively to authorized ECSI BSA Instructors. Call ECSI's Membership Office at 1-800-716-7264 to learn more. Explore a complete list of resources at www.ECSInstitute.org.
Who stands behind ECSI training materials?
ECSI training courses are offered in association with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)—two of the most renowned medical organizations in the world. These organizations provide medical direction to the Emergency Care & Safety Institute and stand behind the content of our training materials and the operation of our organization. Emergency Care & Safety Institute's training materials are developed and distributed by Jones & Bartlett Learning, the exclusive publisher for ECSI. Learn more about Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Which ECSI training programs meet the Boy Scouts of America training requirements?
The following ECSI CPR/AED and Wilderness First Aid training materials meet Boy Scouts of America training requirements and are designed to fully support membership. These materials will help provide Scouts with the tools needed to gain the knowledge and skills required to save lives:
Review our course catalog for more information on these dynamic resources.
How can I provide an ECSI CPR/AED and/or Wilderness First Aid course for my scouts?
BSA units, districts, or councils can sign up to become a stand-alone emergency care training center (ECSI Education Center) where they can offer CPR/AED and Wilderness First Aid training programs to their Scouts. With this independence, BSA volunteers and staff can teach emergency care courses as needed within their local scouting chapter. Learn more.
I am a Wilderness First Aid and/or CPR/AED instructor for another nationally-recognized training organization. Can I be grandfathered in as an ECSI instructor?
If you have adequate content knowledge in the course(s) that you would like to teach, and you can demonstrate adequate teaching experience, you may request instructor reciprocity to become an ECSI instructor. Learn more.
I have little or no teaching experience, but would like to learn how to train others to perform life-saving skills. How do I get started?
If you have little or no teaching experience but would like to become a CPR/AED and/or Wilderness First Aid instructor, you can participate in an ECSI Instructor Development Course (IDC). This course covers topics such as teaching methodologies, complying with ECSI policies and procedures, following course objectives, and conducting skills practice sessions. If you would like help locating an authorized ECSI Instructor-Trainer in your area, please contact our Membership Office at 800-716-7264. Please note that all ECSI Instructors must be associated with an ECSI Education Center. Learn more.
What are the fees associated with becoming an ECSI Education Center or Instructor?
When you join ECSI as an Education Center or Instructor, you can rest assured knowing that there are no up-front or recurring training center or instructor fees.
HOW MUCH DOES ECSI CHARGE FOR DIGITAL COURSE COMPLETION CARDS?
ECSI provides Education Centers with a digital course completion card along with the purchase of each student manual, eBook, online course access code, or pocket guide. Upon successful completion of a course, digital course completion cards can be emailed to each student within an official ECSI course roster. It can also be printed out by the instructor and issued to scouts at the training location.
Please note, on-site skills examinations are required in order to earn a nationally recognized course completion card from ECSI. For more information on the blended training model, please visit www.ECSInstitute.org.
Are ECSI online CPR/AED courses available for BSA members?
Yes. ECSI CPR/AED blended online courses are available and approved, but will require a skills competency check with an ECSI instructor in order to receive a course completion card, which is recommended for adult leaders and certain merit badges. It is strongly recommended that you check to see if an ECSI instructor is available in your area for a skills check before purchasing the online course.
As a Boy Scouts of America Instructor with ECSI, will I receive a discount on ECSI training materials?
As an authorized Boy Scouts of America Instructor with ECSI, you are eligible to receive huge discounts on our high-quality CPR/AED and Wilderness First Aid resources. These special prices are offered exclusively to authorized ECSI Boy Scouts of America Instructors. Call ECSI's Sales Office at 1-800-716-7264 to learn more.