First Aid and CPR Training

  • Due to the concern of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), TST BOCES Work Environment Health and Safety (WEH&S) has suspended classes until TST BOCES and other school districts are operational. Please check our website for updated information.

    For American Heart Association (AHA) Certification Cards:

    • The AHA recommends that employers and regulatory bodies consider extending recognition of an AHA Provider Card beyond its renewal date, for up to 120 days. However, please know that it is ultimately up to the discretion of employers and regulatory bodies who require current AHA Provider Cards to consider allowing extensions during this time.
    • The AHA recommends considering extensions of up to 120 days, but this recommendation could be extended based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat. See below for specific recommended renewal and extension dates:

    Renewal Date on Card - New Renewal Due Date
    March 2020 - July 2020
    April 2020 - August 2020
    May 2020 - September 2020
    June 2020 - October 2020

    • Beginning in July, normal timelines for renewing cards are expected to resume unless there are local area restrictions.

    For American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Certification Cards:

    • HSI is not extending the expiration period of legitimately issued certification card (may not exceed two years from month of class completion).
    • Under normal conditions, individuals without current certification may not participate in a Renewal Class. However, during the COVID-19 crisis, HSI will allow individuals with an ASHI, MEDIC First Aid, or EMS Safety certification card expired 90 days or less to participate in a Renewal Class.
    • HSI is recommending the expiration period of a legitimately issued certification card be extended 120 days. Given the level of disruption COVID-19 is causing, HSI expects regulatory agencies and employers who require emergency care training and certification for licensing or employment to be reasonably lenient about expiration dates. Leniency is the decision of employers and regulators, not HSI. Employment policies established by the individual employer dictate the conditions of employment. Employers create the policies and have the authority to amend them, especially when facing extraordinary operational pressures. Employers may choose to waive requirements for current certification or extend the period they will accept a legitimately issued certification card. Where state regulations require employers, their employees, or individuals licensed by the state to maintain current certification, regulatory agencies have the authority to exercise enforcement discretion, implement temporary rules and waive licensing and related requirements. Both state legislatures and regulatory agencies are quickly moving to do so in response to COVID-19, especially in health care and other essential services.

    Thank you, everyone for everything you do to help make our workplaces and communities safer.


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  • All Classes have been cancelled, a new schedule will be posted as soon as school resumes.

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