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Updated Recommendation on Extensions for PEPP Course Coordinator & Provider Cards During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Posted by Public Safety Group on 4/20/20 12:36 PM
Updated PEPP COVID-19

An important message from the AAP Life Support team.

As additional precautionary measures are being implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Life Support and PEPP Customer Service Teams have fielded questions about further extending the grace period for expirations of PEPP Provider and Course Coordinator Cards. On March 16, 2020, the AAP initially granted a 60-day extension and requests have come in to extend the grace period to 120 days. We recognize that many of you face restrictions on travel and mass gatherings, in addition to increased duties during this extraordinary time.

For those individuals whose PEPP expiration date falls in March, April, May, June, or July of 2020, the AAP recommends that employers and regulatory bodies consider extending recognition of a PEPP card beyond its recommended renewal date, for up to 120 days. However, please know that it is ultimately up to the discretion of the employers and regulatory bodies who require current PEPP Course Completion Certificates to consider allowing extensions during this time. This extension may be increased, depending upon how the COVID-19 public health threat evolves.

Please show this letter to your administrator before contacting the AAP to obtain a certificate with an extended expiration date. Only in the event that your institution requires a certificate with the extended expiration date, please email pepp@aap.org with your request and we will respond as soon as we are able. Please disseminate this message to anyone who has a business need for this information (employers, administrators, medical or safety regulators, etc.).

Thank you for all that you do.

 

 

 

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