FAQs for 2021 Online Only Courses
These courses are provided by our partner CPR First who is accredited through ESCI to provide Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED & First Aid.
When is the deadline to sign up for Wilderness First Aid or CPR and First Aid?
One week prior to the course start date.
All starting dates vary from class.
When will I receive my materials?
You will receive your materials a couple of days before the start of your course via Fed-Ex
How will the course be structured?
Wilderness First Aid and CPR and First Aid/AED are completely online courses.
CPR & First Aid/AED:
This course is taught completely online. A zoom link will be sent 72 hours after signing up
Wilderness First Aid:
You need to first complete an eight-hour wilderness first aid didactic course by following this link: https://www.ecsinstitute.org/scouting-wfa
The cost will be $40. This is a separate price from that of the class.
Once the eight hour online didactic course is completed, then sign up for Wilderness First Aid through the council.
A zoom link will be sent 72 hours after signing up.
How much does Wilderness First Aid cost?
The skills testing will cost $100. It will include all materials needed for the course. The pre-requisite course from ESCI is an additional $40.
How much does CPR and First Aid Cost?
CPR and First Aid will cost $90. It will include all materials needed for the course.
Does my course have a skills testing section?
Wilderness First Aid and CPR and First Aid both have skills testing. It is conducted virtually over Zoom.
What is the course structure for CPR and First Aid?
CPR/First Aid AED will be conducted completely virtually.
Will these courses be accepted at all high adventure bases operated by the BSA?
Yes. ECSI is a partner to the Boy Scouts of America.
Are scholarships available?
Yes. Please email email@example.com for assistance.
How long will my certifications be valid?
Wilderness First Aid and CPR and First Aid are both two year certifications.
What happens if I lose my certification?
Email your instructor or the council office to get a copy of your certification.
Will my CPR and Wilderness First Aid certification be automatically uploaded to my.scouting.org or scoutbook account?
No, you will need to upload your certification.
Please email course director firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.