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Does the USCG accept CPR and First Aid from an American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI)?

Yes, but you need to make sure your document has the specific course code (AMESHI-197) on it. This is found on the USCG/NMC-approved “Recognition of Participation” (ROP) document for American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) / EMS Safety.



CPR and First Aid courses taken from an American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) / EMS Safety provider are accepted by the USCG but getting the right documentation sometimes causes confusion.


The USCG will only accept a USCG Approved Course Certificate with the specific course code (AMESHI-197) for American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) / EMS Safety. They will not accept just a copy of your CPR/ FA card.


How do I get my USCG/NMC-approved “Recognition of Participation” (ROP) document that has the code (AMESHI-197) on it from my American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) / EMS Safety Provider?


You need to ask your instructor to take the following steps and provide you with a USCG/NMC-approved “Recognition of Participation” (ROP) document that has the code (AMESHI-197) on it.


  1. Log into their instructor portal

  2. Locate the ASHI and MEDIC First Aid USCG ROPs inside their instructor portal

  3. Download the ASHI and MEDIC First Aid USCG ROPs inside their instructor portal

  4. Email you the pdf of the USCG/NMC-approved “Recognition of Participation” (ROP) document


Here’s a blog post from ASHI for your instructor if they run into any issues: https://emergencycare.hsi.com/blog/adhering-to-program-approval-stipulations-why-it-matters


You know you have the right thing when it has your name, the code AMESHI-197, the date you completed the course and your instructor's name on it.



I've got my USCG/NMC-approved “Recognition of Participation” (ROP) document that has the code (AMESHI-197) on it now what do I do?


If you are using MM-SEAS


Add it into the system, let us know and we will handle the rest.


If you are not using MM-SEAS and you got an Awaiting Information (AI) Letter


Send it to the USCG at iasknmc@uscg.mil with your Last Name, MMC number and Application ID in the subject line and body of the email.


If you are not using MM-SEAS and you are submitting your application


Include it in your complete package when you send it to your preferred Regional Exam Center with your Last Name, MMC number and Application ID in the subject line and body of the email.



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