The Emergency First Aid Response courses follow emergency considerations and protocols from the consenses view of the Basic Life Support (BLS) Working Group of the International Liason Commitee on Resucitation (ILCOR). ILCOR is an international standards group representing many of the world's major resuscitation organisations. A source authorithy for the development of content material in the Emergency First Response program is 2005 International Consensus in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations, Resuscitation, Vol 67 (2005) 157-342.



The following list represents organizations that recognize Emergency First Response as meeting their First Aid requirements.


  1. Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland
  2. HSE First-Aid Training and Qualifications Certificate of Approval (Great Britain)
  3. United States OSHA Region 10 - includes federal jurisdiction for Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho
  4. NSW Department of Community Services Australia
  5. Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
  6. Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme
  7. Scouts Association UK 
  8. Royal Nursing College Australia (RCNA) Endorsement Confirmation
  9. Royal Yachting Association
  10. Skills Active - United Kingdom
  11. Boy Scouts of America  
  12. United States Coast Guard (USCG) for a merchant mariner license
  13. British Canoe Union Recognition  
  14. American Council on Exercise 
  15. Boise Idaho Child Care Training Network
  16. California Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  17. Department of Communities QLD, Australia
  18. Girl Scouts USA
  19. Board of Massage Therapy State of Hawaii
  20. Illinois Department Of Public Health
  21. Italian Resuscitation Council
  22. National Academy of Sports Medicine - NASM
  23. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  24. National Register of Coaches (NROC), Singapore
  25. National Strength and Conditioning Association - NSCA
  26. National Strength and Condition Association, Japan
  27. National Strength and Condition Association, Japan (English translation)
  28. NZ Maritime Approval Letter
  29. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), New Mexico
  30. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Puerto Rico    
  31. Ohio Job and Family Services
  32. State Fire Department of Espirito Santo (Brazil) 
  33. State of Washington Dept of Labor & Industries Accreditation
  34. Transport Canada
  35. United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA)
  36. WorkCover New South Wales, Australia
  37. Schweizerischer Hängegleiter-Verband
  38. Féderation Suisse de Vol Libre
  39. AUSTSWIM, Australia
  40. Dept of Education and Training WA, Australia
  41. NOAA
  42. Queensland Department of Communities
  43. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
  44. United States Coast Guard
  45. New Mexico Department of Health
  46. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  47. Northwest (UK) SureStart Care for Children Approval
  48. Maryland Institute for Emergency Services Systems Letter
  49. Vocational Training in Australia: Apply First Aid
  50. .State of New York Department of Health
  51. .Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Social Services
  52. Sport For All – Korea Handball Federation
  53. Yacht N Company, Korea
  54. Philippine Heart Association Council on CPR*: