- Graduation requirement effective as of the 2014-2015 school year.
- School districts must provide one time cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) instruction in a class of their choosing.
- 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
“School districts must provide one time cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator instruction as part of their grade 7 to 12 curriculum for all students in that grade beginning in the 2014-2015 school year and later. Training and instruction provided under this section need not result in cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification. “Psychomotor skills” under this paragraph means hands-on practice to support cognitive learning; it does not mean cognitive-only instruction and training. This section is effective the day following final enactment and applies to all students entering grades 7 to 12 in the 2014-2015 school year and later.”
Excerpts from State Board of Education
Student CPR Programs that Meet This RequirementThese programs will qualify for Minnesota's CPR Training 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|