- Requirement effective as of the 2014-2015 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.
- CPR training must be from a nationally-recognized association with expertise in CPR and AED instruction.
- Districts may select no-cost, non-certification instructional program to meet this requirement.
Excerpts from Bill
“Notwithstanding the provisions of any law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, the board of education of a public school district that includes grades 9 through 12, or the board of trustees of a charter school that includes grades 9 through 12, shall provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator1to each student prior to graduation1 as part of the district’s implementation of the Core Curriculum Content Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education1.
The board of education, or board of trustees, may select a no-cost, non-certification instructional program to meet this requirement. The provisions of subsection a. of this section shall first be effective with the 2014-2015 grade nine class The instruction provided pursuant to section 1 of this act shall be modeled from an instructional program established by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or other nationally-recognized association with expertise in instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator; and include a hands-on learning component for each participating student.
This act shall take effect immediately.”
Excerpts from State Board of Education
“On August 20, 2014, P.L. 2014, c.36 was signed into law requiring public school districts serving students in grades 9-12 to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillation (AED). This instruction must be provided prior to graduation as part of the implementation of the current 2009 New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. This law should not represent a new requirement for any high school district with a curriculum aligned to the 2009 NJCCCS for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. Boards of Education or Boards of Trustees may select a no-cost, non-certification instructional program to meet the requirement”
Student CPR Programs that Meet This Requirement
The following programs will qualify for the state of New Jersey CPR Legislation Requirements:
|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|