Approval | Acceptance | Accreditation

Hands Down CPR is a MEDIC First Aid training center.

Current, Evidence-Based, Peer-Reviewed and Accepted
MEDIC First Aid training programs are recognized, accepted and approved by, or meet the requirements of, nearly 1,800 state and provincial regulatory agencies, occupational licensing boards, national associations, commissions and councils in more than 120 occupations and professions.

MEDIC First AID programs conform to the:

  • 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines update for First Aid
  • 2015 Caring for our Children Basics: Health and Safety Foundations for Early Care and Education. Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • 2011 Standards for First Aid and CPR training of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association and National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, Caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards; Guidelines for early care and education programs. 3rd edition

Find your regulatory agency below or ask your employer about MEDIC First Aid.

California State Level

CA Behavioral Support Home Staff
  • Must renew certifications annually
  • Effective Date: 03/21/2016
CA Intermediate Care Facilities DD-N
  • Effective Date: 10/31/2013
CA Respite Care Providers
  • Effective Date: 09/06/2011
CA Behavior Management Technician
  • Effective Date: 10/13/2011
CA General Industry
  • Based on California OSHA training requirements
  • Effective Date: 12/20/1995
CA Amusement Park Staff
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Confined Space Rescue Staff
  • Effective Date: 05/29/2014
CA High Voltage Electrical Workers
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Industrial Apprentice
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Logging and sawmill staff
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Mine Staff
  • Based on California OSHA training requirements
  • Effective Date: 05/14/2014
CA Rescue Workers – Haz Mat
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Ship Yard First Aid Personnel
  • Effective Date: 01/25/2012
CA Shipbuilders rescue team
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Telecommunication workers
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Tree trimmers
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Tunnel Workers
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Water Construction Workers
  • Effective Date: 08/29/2011
CA Coaches and Trainers
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA School Employees
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA School Police
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Child Welfare- mental health
  • Effective Date: 10/11/2009
CA Mental health direct care staff
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Mental health facilities staff
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Child Care Providers
  • In-person only
  • Blended not approved
  • Effective Date: 03/01/2009
CA School bus drivers
  • Blended approved
  • Effective Date: 05/28/2009
CA Foster Care Families
  • In-person only
  • Blended not approved
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Adult Care Staff and AED users
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA AED User
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Alzheimer’s Day Care staff
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Alzheimer’s Unit Night Staff
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Alzheimer’s Unit Nurses
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Community Care Facility Staff
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Elderly Residential care staff (Assisted Living)
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Litter Van Drivers & Attendants
  • Effective Date: 01/14/2013
CA Public Safety AED user
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Residential Care Manager/Staff (Assisted Living)
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Teachers and Staff at Center for Mildly Ill Children
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Wheelchair van drivers & attendants
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Acute Care Hospital Staff
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Caregivers and Volunteers for Crisis Nurseries
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Chemical Dependency Hospital Staff
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Foster Care Families
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Pediatric Day health care staff
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006
CA Psychiatric facility staff
  • Effective Date: 01/01/2006

National Level

Occupational Safety and Health Administration US General Industry
  • Must be in-person class (blended online/onsite course is approved)
  • Effective Date: 12/3/1997
US Aerobic & Fitness Instructors
  • Must be in-person class (blended online/onsite course is approved)
  • Eligible for CEUs
  • Effective Date: 03/19/2008
US Camp Staffers
  • Effective Date: 07/05/2003
US Civil Air Patrol
  • Effective Date: 10/19/2011
US Sawyers
  • Effective Date: 08/30/2016
US Girl Scout Leaders
  • Effective Date: 12/23/1996
US Wheelchair Transport Drivers
  • Non-Emergency Drivers
  • Effective Date: 06/22/2011
US NAEC – Elevator Contractors
  • Must be in-person class (blended online/onsite course is approved)
  • Approved for CEUs
  • Effective Date: 02/28/2013
US Child Care Providers
  • Must be in line with EMSA regulations
    • Must be in-person
    • Online/Blended not approved for childcare workers
  • Effective Date: 06/14/2013
US Cycling Coaches
  • Effective Date: 12/08/1992
US Coast Guard – Merchant Mariners
  • Effective Date: 07/01/2008
  • Must be in-person class (blended online/onsite course is approved)
Mine Safety and Health Administration US Mine Workers
  • Must be in-person class (blended online/onsite course is approved)
  • Effective Date: 12/09/2003
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