Personal Trainers / Fitness Instructors


All CPR/AED certifications provided by the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) are accepted. ASHI CPR, AED, and First Aid training programs are equivalent to the CPR, AED, and First Aid training programs developed and administered by the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.


CPR course that is taught online without a live, hands-on skills assessment verified by a qualified CPR instructor. Only a course that participants are awarded a CPR card by demonstrating skills will be accepted from American Heart Assoc.;  American Red Cross; American Safety & Health Institute; EMS Safety Serives; National Safety Council 


All NCSF professionals are required to submit a photocopy of the CPR card showing it is current at the time of application for recertification. The CPR certification must have been earned during the current two (2) year period of certification. The NCSF does not denote a particular CPR provider; any valid CPR credential is acceptable.


All CPR/AED courses must have a hands-on training component. Examples of approved providers include: American Heart Association, American Red Cross, American Safety and Health Institute. Before taking a CPR/AED program from a provider not listed here, please confirm that such provider has been approved by contacting Member Services.