California Health Supervisor Certification Course

The California Code of Regulations Title 17 (AKA "CA Regulations for Organized Camps") requires that a "Health Supervisor" be present whenever children are on-site at your camp.  No nurse on site?  No problem!  Meet the Health Supervisor requirement with ease...take an ACA sponsored course!  For more information about the California Organized Camp Regulations requiring a "Health Supervisor", click here.

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ACA Hosted Courses
Red Cross Hosted Courses
Renewal Courses
About the Health Supervisor Requirement

Dates / Locations:  ACA Hosted CA Health Supervisor Courses

May 9-10, 2014, 9am-6pm

Camp Fire Camp Shiwaka (map)
7070 East Carson Street
Long Beach, CA 90808

 Deadline to register:  May 2, 2014
Registration & Cancellation Policy

Registration - Health Supervisor Course

$130 / ACA Member • $150 / Non-Member
Renewal courses (Pediatric First Aid / CPR) also available

Price includes all necessary materials and certification processing fees. To register, click on the link above.  If you prefer to receive a paper registration, click here to download. Fax or email paper registrations: Attention Nina Pierson at (765) 342-2065 fax or events@ACAcamps.org.  Trouble registering? Call (800) 428-2267, option 7.

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Private classes available!  We'll come to your site with a minimum of 10 participants. For more information, contact Noel Torres at ntorres@ACAcamps.org.

Dates / Locations:  Renewal Courses (Pediatric First Aid / CPR)

Already have your Preventative Health & Safety card, but need to renew Pediatric First Aid & CPR? (Pediatric First Aid must be renewed every 2 years, CPR every year).  This is the class for you:

May 10, 2014, 9am-6pm

Camp Fire Camp Shiwaka (map)
7070 East Carson Street
Long Beach, CA 90808

Deadline to register:  May 2, 2014
Registration & Cancellation Policy

Registration:  Renewal Course (Pediatric First Aid / CPR)

$70 / ACA Member • $80 / Non-Member

Price includes all necessary materials and certification processing fees. To register, click on the link above.  If you prefer to receive a paper registration, click here to download. Fax or email paper registrations: Attention Nina Pierson at (765) 342-2065 fax or events@ACAcamps.org.  Trouble registering? Call (800) 428-2267, option 7.

Not a member? Try out ACA membership FREE for one year!

Red Cross Hosted Health Supervisor Courses

The American Red Cross refers to this course as the "California Child Care Preventative Health & Safety Course" or "Child Care Course".  Some American Red Cross Chapters offer the Child Care Course as a two-day course, totaling 15 hours. Others will offer Module I, Preventative Health and Safety (totaling 7 hours) and Module II, Community CPR and Pediatric First Aid (totaling 8 hours) as individual courses. In order to meet the requirement for camps, you must receive training that totals 15 hours and contains both Module I & II

Find Red Cross Health Supervisor Courses (AKA: Child Care) by Zip Code

Click the link above, enter in your zip code, choose "Child Care" as the course category and then select "Find Classes". 

Background

A full-time Health Supervisor is required at organized camps when campers are present. From California Code of Regulations Title 17, Subchapter 6, Article 1 General Section 30700 Definitions:

“Health Supervisor” means a person who is either:

  • A physician
  • A registered nurse
  • A licensed vocational nurse who is licensed pursuant to Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code
  • A person who is trained in accordance with section 1596.866 of the Health and Safety Code.

Designed to comply with section 1596.866 of the Code, the Red Cross California Child Care Preventative Health & Safety Course meets the requirements for "Health Supervisor" as listed above. The course must have at least 15 hours of health and safety training and include the following components:

  • Pediatric first aid
  • Pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • A preventative health practices course or courses that include instruction in the recognition, management, and prevention of infectious diseases, including immunizations and prevention of childhood injuries.

Additional Information

The California Child Care Preventative Health & Safety Course is made up of two modules, totaling fifteen hours of training.

Module I, Preventative Health and Safety, is taught over seven hours and includes preventative health practices, including food preparation and sanitation practices that reduce the spread of infectious diseases. Individuals who successfully complete this module will receive an Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) sticker on their certificate.  The Preventative Health & Safety certification does not expire.

Module II, Community CPR (Adult, Child and Infant CPR) and Pediatric First Aid, is taught over eight hours and covers how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies, pediatric first aid and injury prevention. The CPR certificate expires after one year, and the Pediatric First Aid certificate expires after 2 years.

Registration & Cancellation Policy 

Cancellations before 6pm on the registration deadline will be granted with a cancellation fee, assessed at 15% the total paid.  Cancellations received after the registration deadline will not be refunded. No-shows are not refundable.  Written copy of the cancellation is required and can be faxed or emailed ATTN: Nina Pierson to: (765) 342-2065 fax or events@ACAcamps.org.  Phone cancellations are not accepted.  If ACA, Southern CA/HI cancels the event for which you have registered, the registration fee paid will be fully refunded. ACA, Southern CA/HI is not responsible for any expenses incurred by you as a result of your registration, whether the event is attended, postponed, or cancelled.  All registration payments must be made by the event date in order for participants to be admitted to the event.