- This bill was implemented in the 2015-16 school year.
- Between grades 9-12 students will be required to receive training as a part of their schools health education program.
- Students will be trained in both AED and CPR.
Excerpts from Bill
“In grades 9 to 12, one half (1/2) credit of comprehensive health education is required for graduation of which fifteen (15) hours of this 1/2 credit course must address drug and alcohol education. In addition, no less than two (2) hours of this 1/2 credit course shall include a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructional program which uses the most current evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines, and incorporates psychomotor skills learning into the instruction, use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) as well as a component on the life saving and life enhancing effects of organ and tissue donation. This 1/2 credit course may be provided in the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade. In each of the remaining three grades, fifteen (15) hours of drug and alcohol education must be provided for all students. CPR instruction, use of an AED and organ/tissue donation awareness shall be integrated into each high school Health Education Program no later than the 2015-2016 school year.” – Download PDF
Excerpts from State Board of Education
Student CPR Programs that Meet This RequirementThese programs will qualify for Delaware's CPR Training Graduation Requirement:
|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|