Health & Safety Institute Blog

July 5, 2018

Know Your ASHI and MEDIC First Aid Terminology

Reauthorization vs renewal. Update vs upgrade. The latest edition of the Training Center Administrative Manual (TCAM) is now available, and HSI’s Regulatory team has included some keywords to be sure our American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) and MEDIC First Aid instructors and Training Center directors understand these important terms.

The TCAM is a collection of standards and guidelines that establish the criteria for quality assurance and performance improvement of HSI, its ASHI and MEDIC First Aid Training Centers, and authorized Instructors and Instructor Trainers. The updated TCAM includes a new keyword section that reviews and clarifies potentially confusing terms such as:

Reauthorization
“To authorize again.” An authorized ASHI or MEDIC First Aid Instructor or Instructor Trainer who wishes to continue teaching ASHI or MEDIC First Aid training programs and issuing certification cards must reauthorize every two years.

Renewal
“To repeat.” An ASHI or MEDIC First Aid Renewal Class is designed for individuals who are currently certified and who desire, or are required, to maintain certification. Individuals without current certification may not participate in a Renewal Class.

Approval
Approval is the permission given to an individual or organization to offer ASHI or MEDIC First Aid training programs. HSI approves Training Centers (TCs) on behalf of the American Safety & Health Institute, Inc. and MEDIC First Aid, Inc. TC approval may be denied, suspended, or revoked at any time at the sole discretion of HSI.

Authorization
Authorization is the permission given to a qualified person to teach an ASHI or MEDIC First Aid training program and to issue certification cards to individuals who successfully complete an ASHI or MEDIC First Aid class. HSI authorizes Instructors and Instructor Trainers (I.T) on behalf of ASHI and MEDIC First Aid. Instructor or I.T. authorization may be denied, suspended, or revoked at any time at the sole discretion of HSI.

Being able to demonstrate that HSI has an effective quality assurance system in place is often required for approval or acceptance of ASHI and MEDIC First Aid training programs by regulatory authorities. We require that our authorized Instructors and TC Directors adhere to the Training Standards in the TCAM.

You can download the updated TCAM through your TC portal or by clicking the button at the end of today’s blog post.

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Want to learn more about the essential work done by our Regulatory team? Check out our Regulatory and Approvals infographic.

 

    

 

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