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

USCG accepts ASHI CPR & First Aid with specific course codes. Avoid confusion with MM-SEAS PRO guidance for $99.

3 mins read・Jul 11, 2022
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Yes, but you need to make sure your document has the specific course code (AMESHI-197) on it if you took it before 12/31/2022 and (HSINST-203) if you took it after then. This is found on the USCG/NMC-approved “Recognition of Participation” (ROP) document for HSI / American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) / Medic First Aid / EMS Safety.

CPR and First Aid courses taken from an HSI / American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) / Medic First Aid / 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) on it if you took it before 12/31/2022 and (HSINST-203) if you took it after 1/1/2023 for HSI / American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) / Medic First Aid / 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 (HSINST-203) on it from my HSI / American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) / Medic First Aid / 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 (HSINST-203) 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 HSINST-203, 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 (HSINST-203) on it now what do I do?

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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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Nate Gilman
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Nate has over 15 years of professional maritime experience and has hawsepiped his way to a 3rd Mate Unlimited Endorsement with full STCW compliance. He is proud veteran of the NOAA Commissioned Corps.

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