Most coaches are required to take CPR and First Aid training courses. Many times, concussions, heat illness prevention, and sportsmanship are part of your requirements as a coach. We do teach about concussions and heat illness prevention within our CPR/First Aid course.

Here is a map of known states where it is mandatory. The red states are clickable and have more information about the requirements in that state. Below the map is a list where you can find the rest of the states.

Known states where it is currently mandatory:

  1. Alabama – CPR | Sports First Aid – Association Required
  2. Alaska – CPR | First Aid – Association Required
  3. Arizona – CPR | First Aid – State Required
  4. Arkansas – First Aid – Association Required
  5. California – CPR | First Aid – State and Association Required
  6. Colorado – CPR – State Required
  7. Connecticut – CPR – State Required
  8. Delaware – CPR – State Required
  9. District of Columbia – CPR | First Aid – Association Required
  10. Florida – CPR – Association Required
  11. Idaho – CPR | First Aid – Association Required
  12. Indiana – CPR | First Aid – State Required
  13. Iowa – CPR | First Aid – State Required
  14. Kentucky – CPR – State Required
  15. Maine – CPR | Sports First Aid – Association Required
  16. Maryland – CPR – Association Required
  17. Massachusetts – CPR Required
  18. Michigan – CPR – Association Required
  19. Mississippi – CPR | First Aid – Association Required
  20. Missouri – CPR | First Aid – Association Required
  21. New Hampshire – CPR | First Aid
  22. New Jersey – CPR | First Aid
  23. New York – CPR | First Aid – State Required
  24. North Carolina – CPR
  25. North Dakota – CPR | First Aid
  26. Ohio – CPR | First Aid – State Required
  27. Pennsylvania – First Aid – State Required
  28. Rhode Island – CPR | First Aid
  29. South Carolina – Sports First Aid
  30. South Dakota – First Aid
  31. Tennessee – First Aid
  32. Texas – CPR | First Aid – State Required
  33. Utah – CPR | First Aid – State Required
  34. Vermont – First Aid
  35. Washington – CPR | First Aid – Defers to Association
  36. West Virginia – Sports First Aid
  37. Wisconsin – CPR | First Aid

Optional

  1. Oregon – CPR

Not Required

  1. Georgia*
  2. Hawaii
  3. Illinois
  4. Kansas
  5. Louisiana
  6. Minnesota
  7. Montana
  8. Nebraska*
  9. Nevada*
  10. New Mexico*
  11. Oklahoma
  12. Virginia
  13. Wyoming

 

*Association may require some NFHS training.