Requirement Breakdown

  • This law went into effect on October 7th, of 2015.
  • This training will be part of the schools health education curriculum.
  • Students will be trained in both CPR and AED usage.
  • Standards of AHA or ARC equivalent training have been set for this law.

Excerpts from Bill

Students in senior high schools shall be provided instruction in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator.


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Excerpts from State Board of Education

“State Education Law Section 917 requires public school administrators to ensure the presence of at least one operable Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at each school, as well as staff volunteers in each school building/annex, etc ¬†who are appropriately trained and certified in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED). and can respond to medical emergencies.”


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Student CPR Programs that Meet This Requirement

These programs will qualify for New York'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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