Requirement Breakdown

  • Graduation requirement is effective as of the 2015-2016 school year.
  • School districts must provide one time cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instruction at either the middle school level or the secondary level.
  • CPR education must include a hands-on component for learning chest compressions.

Excerpts from Bill

“In the public schools the program of instruction offered shall include at least the following subject matter, as taught by legally qualified teachers…. [O]n at least the middle school level or the secondary level… training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including the use of chest compression;…”

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Excerpts from State Board of Education


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Student CPR Programs that Meet This Requirement

These training programs will qualify for the State of Connecticut's Legislation Requirements:
  Student CPR Awareness Level Community CPR Certification Program
Supplies Needed Adult Manikin Adult & Infant Manikin, AED Trainer
Initial Evaluator Training Time 20-30 minutes 4-5 hours
Online Course Time 1 hour training, 20 minute test 1 hour training, 20 minute test
Hands-On Time (per group) 5-10 minutes 20-25 minutes
Certification Level No certification 2-year Community CPR Certification
Cost for Students & Evaluators FREE FREE

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