Welcome Training Program Director(s) and Instructor(s)


 In response to COVID19, EMSA has reviewed its interpretation of home study, which is prohibited by statute for this training.

 EMSA interprets home study to mean training that takes place in an individual’s home, or through an online format that is not interactive.

 Courses that use an online virtual classroom setting(s) that allow for real-time interaction with the instructor are allowed.

 Skills practice and evaluation must be completed in-person.

 For guidance on class and gathering sizes, refer to CDC, CDPH, the California COVID 19 webpage, and your local government guidelines.

In order 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.

Information on training program regulations, application to become a training program, sticker orders, and rosters can be found below.




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:

You may Mail or Fax order forms to:
Mailing Address:
​Emergency Medical Services Authority
Attn: Child Care Training Program
10901 Gold Center Dr. Ste 400
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
FAX Number:
(916) 324-2875
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:

Personnel Standards Unit
Failure to do so will make the recipient liable for fees associated with any replacement order.





Rosters can be submitted by mail, fax, or email and must be submitted within 30 calendar days of course completion.
Mail completed rosters to:
​Emergency Medical Services Authority
Attn: Child Care Training Program
10901 Gold Center Dr. Ste 400
Rancho Cordova, Ca 95670
Fax completed rosters to:
(916) 324-2875
Email completed rosters to:


Training Program Applications


Preventive Health and Safety Practices Application Requirements

Please note: BOTH Applications are required as components of a complete Preventive Health and Safety training course:

    • Application Review Fee: $240.00

Pediatric First Aid and CPR Application Requirements

Please allow 60 days for review of your application. Retain copies of everything you submit.

Submit the completed application(s) to:
​Emergency Medical Services Authority
Attn: Child Care Program
10901 Gold Center Dr. Ste 400
Rancho Cordova, Ca 95670


Statutes and Regulations


  • Regulations for Child Care Provider First Aid, CPR, and Preventive Health Training Programs [PDF]
  • Child Care First Aid Statutes [PDF]


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:

​Emergency Medical Services Authority
Attn: Child Care Program
10901 Gold Center Dr. Ste 400
Rancho Cordova, Ca 95670
4. After processing payment, staff will review your application and documents. If anything is missing, they will provide a modification request letter, listing items to correct or add to your application packet. Once your program packet is found complete, your training program will have approval and you may order stickers for students and begin hosting your training sessions.


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?

The Authorization for teaching stand-alone Lead Poisoning Prevention curriculum ended after March 31st, 2022. This stand-alone course option is no longer approved or valid for the purpose of child care licensing.

Lead Poisoning Prevention curriculum is fully incorporated into all approved Preventive Health and Safety training courses.


For More Information
Emergency Medical Services Authority
10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite 400
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Phone: (916) 322-4336