Online Training

Online Training
Many of the trainings required for Scout leaders are available online.
Click here for the online training center.

Cub Scout Leaders! 
Online training is now available for - Leader Position Specific, Youth Protection, Fast Start, and This Is Scouting.  Take these courses here:  www.scouting.org/volunteer/training 
More information available,
click here.

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. Below is a list of these courses and how often they should be retaken to be valid:

  • Youth Protection—every two years
  • 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
  • Chain Saw Safety—every two years
  • Trainer’s EDGE—every three years
  • Hazardous Weather—every two years
  • Physical Wellness—every two years
  • Climb On Safely—every two years
  • Trek Safely—every two years