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Training Recertification

Keeping Scouts safe and keeping Scouting leaders up to date with current information and methods means some of the BSA’s training courses need to be retaken every couple of years.

We all know about Youth Protection training, but there are some others—including some that have recently been added to the list. Courses that can be taken on-line are bolded.

Below is a list of these courses and how often they should be retaken to be valid.  Courses in bold can be taken on-line at My.Scouting.org.

Youth Protection—Tidewater Council requires Youth Protection must be valid through charter year for every adult

  • National Camping School—good for five camping seasons
  • Safe Swim Defense—every two years
  • Paddle Craft Safety—every three years
  • Aquatics Supervision/Swimming and Water Rescue—every three years
  • BSA Lifeguard—every three years
  • Visitation training—every two years
  • Climbing Lead Instructor—every two years
  • Climbing Instructor—every two years
  • COPE/Climbing Inspector—every two years
  • Safety Afloat—every two years
  • Saw Safety—every two years
  • Trainer’s EDGE—every three years
  • Hazardous Weather—every two years
  • Climb On Safely—every two years
  • Trek Safely—every two years