Welcome, Training Program Directors and Instructors
To ensure the safety of children at child care centers and homes, the statute and regulations set forth requirements for child care training programs to operate within the State of California.
Preventive Health and Safety Practices Application Requirements
Please note: BOTH Applications are required as components of a complete Preventive Health and Safety training course:
Beginning January 1, 2016, courses must include one hour of nutrition in the Preventive Health and Safety Practices Program. Application content will be further updated once training regulations have been revised.
Beginning July 1, 2020, courses must include lead poisoning prevention instruction under the Health and Safety Code, Section 1596.866. The Health and Safety Code further requires that this instruction is consistent with the comprehensive Child Care Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Curriculum developed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
CDPH provides this curriculum at no charge. Please check the CDPH website for updates.
3. Application Review Fee: $240.00
4. You may submit the application(s) along with all materials/curriculum by mail or electronically:
Pediatric First Aid and CPR Application Requirements
2. Application Review Fee: $240.00
3. You may submit application(s) and all materials/curriculum by mail or electronically:
Ordering Stickers for Child Care Training Courses
Print and complete the Sticker Orders Form and submit with either a completed Credit Card Payment Authorization Form, check, or money order:
We are unable to accept orders over email or the phone.
*Note* If you receive an order with damaged or missing contents, contact us for a replacement order within thirty (30) days. Failure to do so will make the recipient liable for fees associated with any replacement order.:
Child Care Training Roster
Statutes and Regulations
California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 9:
Health and Safety Code, Division 2, Chapter 3.4:
Health and Safety Code, Division 2.5, Chapter 3:
- Article 5. Personnel, Section 1797.191
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I submit an application for a training program to teach First Aid, CPR, and/or Preventive Health and Safety practices to child care providers?
1. Review the regulations information for your training program of-interest. Links are listed under the “Statutes and Regulations” section of this page. These regulations are the standards for the training programs, including curriculum requirements and laws for administering each program. Compliance with these regulations is mandatory for all approved programs.
2. Download and complete the appropriate training program application, listed above in the “Training Program Applications” section of this page.
3. Submit your completed application, copies of all course materials, and the application fee of $240 in the form of a check, money order, or completed credit card authorization form, and the course materials from your training program to the following address:
Are there any fees associated with the childcare training program?
Yes. The review and approval fees are $240 for a First Aid/CPR training program and $240 for a Preventive Health and Safety practices training program. Once a program is approved, renewal fees are $240 every two years. There are also fees to purchase stickers that are required to be affixed to student completion cards or certificates. The cost is $3.00 per sticker for First Aid, CPR, and Preventive Health and Safety stickers.
Who can order child care course completion stickers?
Any current EMSA approved child care First Aid, CPR, and/or Preventive Health and Safety practices training program or their affiliates can order child care course completion stickers. A current EMSA approved training program is a training program whose expiration date has not passed. EMSA will not sell child care course completion stickers to training programs whose training program approval has expired.
Some EMSA-approved programs allow affiliates to teach its approved curriculum and takes responsibility for those affiliates. Affiliates are instructors or business affiliates who use the EMSA approved curriculum of their parent training program to train childcare providers in pediatric First Aid, CPR, or Preventive Health and Safety practices training. Approved training programs are considered parent programs if they have affiliate instructors or training business affiliates. Parent training programs must submit lists of their affiliates to EMSA and these lists determine which affiliates are eligible to purchase stickers.
What do child care course completion stickers cost? Is there a minimum order?
Child care course completion stickers are $3.00 each. It is payable by credit or check/money order made out to the TPA fund. Cash is not accepted.
We request you submit orders for a minimum of 10 stickers at a time, (example: 10 PHS and/or 5 First Aid and 5 CPR,) to ensure efficient and timely fulfillment of orders.
There is no maximum allotment of stickers, as long as the order payment is processed successfully.
What is the time frame for processing course completion stickers?
There is no guaranteed time frame to process course completion stickers, only an estimate. Once the sticker order is received, it is normally processed within 1-3 business days unless an issue arises.
Once the stickers are mailed, the current estimate is two weeks (10 business days) for you to receive the stickers ordered.
EMSA recommends that training programs plan ahead for their course completion sticker needs because of the turn-around time for sticker orders.
Can I teach the Lead Poisoning Prevention curriculum as a stand-alone class?
Lead Poisoning Prevention curriculum is fully incorporated into all approved Preventive Health and Safety training courses.