ASHI and MEDIC First Aid Blog

September 15, 2020

Remote Skills Verification: RSV In Action

COVID-19 presented new training barriers for Training Centers, Instructors and students across the country. But through Remote Skills Verification (RSV), our community was able to pull together and provide a safe and convenient solution.

RSV allows approved HSI Training Centers and authorized Instructors the flexibility to connect with students and provide 100% remote training for customers who need CPR, AED and First Aid certification – all while maintaining the same high-quality training standard students have come to expect with our programs.

With RSV, students benefit from real-time feedback and guidance from authorized Instructors to correctly demonstrate required skills and complete their certification. Just like they would during an in-person training session.

Here’s what some recent RSV students had to say about their learning experience:

RSV is a nice opportunity to regain First Aid Certification for Outings Leaders. I would like to see RSV available under "normal" conditions and not only available due to COVID-19.

Michael, Indiana


My HSI Instructor was top notch. I have little to no computer skills, and he took the time to walk me through all the steps. A++++

Daniel, Pennsylvania


High quality videos were thorough, easy to follow, and an excellent training environment.

Tomas, Maine


I liked it better than going in person. It helped that I had previous training in small groups.

Jerilee, Oregon


The RSV platform is available 24-7, making it a convenient and user-friendly option for both Instructors and students alike.

Additionally, Training Centers have the flexibility to choose an RSV option that fits each student’s training needs. RSV options include:

  1. RSV:  The Training Center will be responsible for handling how the hands-on skills components (e.g. manikin, AED trainer, gloves, etc.) will reach the student.

  2. RSV-D:  HSI will ship all hands-on skills components directly to the student to keep for future use.

  3. RSV-M:  HSI will ship equipment to the student with a return label included. The student will return all training materials to HSI before receiving their digital certification card. 

If you’re interested in learning more about RSV, check out our webpage for a video overview, FAQs and to watch a recorded webinar for more information.

Need help explaining the differences between in-person, blended and RSV training? Be sure to read about our three options for getting certified. And don’t forget to share the blog with your students!




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