Essential EMS courses have been reviewed and approved by numerous federal, state, local and private organizations, as we use ASHI and EMS Safety curriculums.

HSI is a nationally accredited organization of the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education.

Due to our ongoing commitment to high-quality training programs, quality assurance and customer service, HSI’s emergency care training programs enjoy a respectable standing inside and outside the United States.

Our Training Center provides training programs that are equivalent to the programs offered by both the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Red Cross (ARC). HSI is a recognized major sponsor of CPR training programs.

As a Training Center for ASHI and EMS Safety, we want to make sure our students are receiving the best education. At Essential EMS we are always seeking out new agencies to review our programs. Please use the “Contact Us” tab if you have any questions about our accreditations or approvals. Our training programs are OSHA-compliant and meet the regulations for most State and Federal Agencies.

Contact us by completing the form in the “Contact Us” tab if you want to double check our programs are compliant with your employer or medical license. We will assist with any approval process.

Health & Safety Institute (HSI) closely monitors laws and regulations affecting its emergency care training programs. We work diligently to ensure that our training programs not only help people learn critical, potentially life-saving knowledge and skills, but that they also comply with all relevant laws and regulations designed to protect workers and the public. If you need a specific approval, acceptance, or accreditation information or a have a regulatory-related question, please contact us using the form in the “Contact Us” tab above.


The content and instructional strategy of our ASHI and MEDIC First Aid training programs is based on objective evidence, including but not limited to:

  1. 2015 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science With Treatment Recommendations
  2. 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC and the annual Guidelines Update.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 (“CFOC3”).
  5. The criteria of the Boy Scouts of America for Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines.
  6. National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards, Emergency Medical Responder.
  7. Recommendations of the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First-Aid Program.


Prior to their release, HSI’s training programs are reviewed and approved by our emergency medicine physician medical directors, the qualified experts of our Program Advisory Group and other professional technical advisors.