Requirement Breakdown

  • schools are requirement to provide CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) training as part of the Health curriculum.
  • The secretary of education recommends using a nationally recognized organization for CPR and AED training and incorporating a psychomotor (hands-on) skills development in the training.

Excerpts from Bill

“The secretary of education shall identify cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills that all schools shall include within required school curriculum and shall inform school districts of resources and training available to assist schools to provide instruction in CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators. 

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Excerpts from State Board of Education


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Student CPR Programs that Meet This Requirement

The following training programs are acceptable for training students in South Dakota:
  Student CPR Awareness Level Community CPR Certification Program
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

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