Requirement Breakdown

  • Schools will implement this training during the 2016-2017 school year.
  • This bill makes CPR training in Kentucky a graduation requirement.
  • Student in Kentucky will learn basic CPR but also the basics of how to use an AED.
  • The school will provide this training included in their health and physical education.
  • Instructors in this state do not need to be certified.

Excerpts from Bill

“Every public high school shall provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation training to students as part of the health course or the physical education course that is required for high school graduation or the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps course that meets the physical education requirement.” (Download PDF)

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Excerpts from State Board of Education

“Upon successful completion of the course, the student will demonstrate the necessary skills in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and will be given the opportunity to take the completion examination as outlined by the sponsoring agency.”

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Student CPR Programs that Meet This Requirement

These programs will qualify for Kentucky's CPR Training Graduation Requirement:
  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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