Requirement Breakdown

  • This bill took effect in the 2014-2015 school year.
  • This training will be provided by the school through their health education program.
  • Students will be required to learn First Aid and CPR with a hands on component incorporated into the curriculum.
  • This training will be a requirement for graduation of high school students.
  • Teachers of this training are NOT required to be a certified CPR instructor.

Excerpts from Bill

“A comprehensive school health education program shall be developed and taught to pupils of the public schools of this State from kindergarten through ninth grade. This program includes age-appropriate instruction in the following subject areas, regardless of whether this instruction is described as, or incorporated into a description of, “family life education”, “family health education”, “health education”, “family living”, “health”, “healthful living curriculum”, or “self-esteem”

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Excerpts from State Board of Education

House Bill 837 established that an instructional program developed by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or other nationally recognized programs that is based on the most current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for CPR. Schools are to maintain documentation in an electronic database that students have successfully completed CPR instruction to meet Healthful Living Essential Standards. The requirement began in the 2014-2015 school year

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Student CPR Programs that Meet This Requirement

These programs will qualify for North Carolina'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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