INDEPENDENT INSTRUCTOR

MEMBERS OF APPROVED ASSOCIATIONS LICENSED TO OFFER SAFE SITTER® PROGRAMMING

As a member of an approved association, you have more flexibility to start offering Safe Sitter® to your community. To teach Safe Sitter® as an Independent Instructor you must provide the following:

  • Proof of current membership in approved national association. Approved national associations include: American Heart Association, American Association of School Librarians, American Federation of Teachers, American School Counselor Association, National Association of School Nurses, or National Education Association.
  • A certificate of insurance showing proof of a minimum of $500,000 of general liability coverage and listing Safe Sitter, Inc. as an additional insured. This can be done through your homeowner’s insurance policy. Please talk to your insurance agent about adding a rider to your homeowner’s insurance policy if you wish to take this route.

A registration fee of $399 provides you with everything you need to get started, including Instructor training. In addition, you’ll receive a Game Pack and Graphics Pack to use in class, as well as marketing resources and lifetime program support. There is no annual fee.

As an Instructor, you will receive:

  • Access to the Safe Sitter® online Instructor training course
  • Instructor Resources login credentials
  • Instructor Manual to use as a guide when teaching
  • Safe Sitter® Instructor Polo

Please note, additional Instructors are not allowed to teach under Independent Instructors. Independent Instructors may co-teach classes if there is a large group of students.

What is the difference between an Independent Instructor and a Teaching Site or Teaching Center?

Teaching Sites and Teaching Centers must be either a nonprofit organization with an independent board of directors, a government agency, or a legal entity that is not a sole proprietor (i.e. LLC, LLP, C-Corp, S-Corp,  or Partnership) and are able to train multiple Instructors under their license agreement.

Other than membership in an approved association, what are other Instructor requirements?

  • Be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent, and 2 years of experience in health care, child care (including parenting), or youth work.
  • Enjoy teaching young teens and being a role model.
  • Commit to teaching at least one class per year.
  • Complete Safe Sitter® Instructor training.
  • Maintain certification in a CPR course that requires a minimum of a skills performance test in infant and child CPR, such as Heartsaver® CPR/AED from the American Heart Association.

What curriculum options are available for me to offer?

As a Registered Safe Sitter® Provider, you are licensed to offer any of the Safe Sitter® curriculum offerings. To learn more about Safe Sitter® curriculum options, visit Safe Sitter® Course Information.

What teaching supplies do I need in a Safe Sitter® class?

Your registration fee includes the Game Pack and the Graphics Pack that are required to teach the comprehensive Safe Sitter® curriculum options. Additional teaching supplies include:

  • At least one infant manikin and one child manikin
  • Important Information Note Pad (at least one sheet per student) that is ordered through Safe Sitter, Inc.
  • Disposable diapers
  • Pencils, name tags, etc.