- 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;…”
Excerpts from State Board of Education
Student CPR Programs that Meet This RequirementThese training programs will qualify for the State of Connecticut's Legislation Requirements:
|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|