Requirement Breakdown

  • Requirement goes into effect for students entering 9th grade in the 2015-2016 school year
  • School districts must provide one time cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) instruction as part of the health curriculum.
  • CPR education does not need to cover all victim sizes (adult/child/infant) but does require a hands-on component to training.

Excerpts from Bill

"Effective for all public school students who enter high school at the 9th grade level in Fall 2015 or later, each student shall receive a minimum of one (1) class period on psychomotor cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training as outlined in AHA Guidelines for CPR to include the proper utilization of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) as part of the Health/Wellness course."
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Excerpts from State Board of Education

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Student CPR Programs that Meet This Requirement

These courses will qualify for Idaho's Health and Wellness CPR Training Requirement:
  Student CPR Awareness Level Community CPR Certification Program
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


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