- Requirement goes into effect as of the 2013-2014 school year
- School districts must provide one time cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) instruction to high school students as part of the Health or Physical Education curriculum.
- CPR education does not need to cover all victim sizes (adult/child/infant) but does require a hands-on component to training.
- Certification is not a requirement, but if a certification course is used, such courses shall be taught by instructors of CPR and AED.
- Schools may use an instructional program which is nationally recognized and is based on the most current national evidence based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for CPR and the use of an AED.
Excerpts from Bill
“Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, each local board of education which operates a school with grades nine through 12 shall provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator to its students as a requirement within existing health or physical education courses. Such training shall include either of the following and shall incorporate into the instruction the psychomotor skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator.” (Download PDF)
Excerpts from State Board of Education
Student CPR Programs that Meet This RequirementThese courses will qualify for Georgia's CPR Graduation requirement:
|Supplies Needed||Adult Manikin, AED Trainer||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)||10-15 minutes||20-25 minutes|
|Certification Level||No certification||2-year Community CPR Certification|
|Cost for Students & Evaluators||FREE||FREE|