CPR is not just becoming mandatory for students, but for teachers as well. In most states where they have required teachers to know CPR and First Aid, they are adding it to the teaching certificate curriculum as part of certification or re-certification.

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Here is a map of known states where it is mandatory. The red states are clickable and have more information about the requirements in that state. Below the map is a list where you can find the rest of the states.

There are bills in many states that are in various stages of implementation.

Known states where it is currently mandatory:

  1. Alabama (For P.E. teachers. Health and Sports Management during education at least, but would be a good idea to keep current.)
  2. Alaska (For school staff trained in de-escalation, restraint, and seclusion.)
  3. Arkansas
  4. California
  5. Colorado (Requires at least one staff member.)
  6. District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) (For Driver’s Ed and P.E. Teachers.)
  7. Illinois (Driver’s Ed Teachers, other teachers encouraged.)
  8. Indiana
  9. Iowa (Only for P.E. / Health Teachers)
  10. Maryland (Early Childhood Development, Only Supervisory Teachers)
  11. Michigan (DOE lists ProTrainings as an approved provider. For initial certification for all teachers.)
  12. Minnesota (For P.E. Teachers. Researching Special Ed. based on feedback.)
  13. New York
  14. Texas (Only for P.E. Teachers.)
  15. Utah (Health / P.E. / Driver’s Ed Teachers.)
  16. Vermont (Health / P.E. Teachers.)
  17. Virginia (HB 2028, SB 986 – Approved March 18, 2013)
  18. West Virginia

Known states where bills have been introduced (as of October 30, 2017):

  1. None

States where CPR is not yet required for teachers:

  1. Arizona
  2. Connecticut
  3. Delaware
  4. Florida
  5. Georgia
  6. Hawaii
  7. Idaho
  8. Kansas
  9. Kentucky
  10. Louisiana
  11. Maine
  12. Massachusetts
  13. Mississippi
  14. Missouri
  15. Montana
  16. Nebraska
  17. Nevada
  18. New Hampshire
  19. New Jersey
  20. New Mexico
  21. North Carolina
  22. North Dakota
  23. Ohio
  24. Oklahoma
  25. Oregon
  26. Pennsylvania
  27. Rhode Island
  28. South Carolina
  29. South Dakota
  30. Tennessee
  31. Washington
  32. Wisconsin
  33. Wyoming

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