For the state of Colorado, district rules apply. At least one staff member must be trained in CPR.
As you know, there is a direct benefit to having these life-saving skills at any age, and their certifications provides a framework for going into many occupations, such as dentistry, forestry, adult care, nursing, chiropractic, EMS, physical therapist, and more… so the perk is still there for the students.
Course: ProFirstAid Blended
CPR Requirement Details
Section 6.13.C of the Rules and Regulations Governing Schools in the State of Colorado require that at least one school staff member with a current certification in Standard First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) from a nationally recognized course be on-site during the school day and any school-sponsored trips and events, including, but not limited to, off-site field trips (both single day and overnight trips), athletic events and races, plays, fundraisers, and other school social events. Questions have arisen regarding if this requirement applies to student-specific situations. This memo is provided to clarify the requirement.
This requirement does not apply in situations specific to individual student activities such as, but not limited to, the following:
- Students being transported by district buses to and from school; or
- Students completing individual internships or other similar programs during school hours; or
- Students completing classes at a university during school hours; or
- Students volunteering and/or completing extra-credit outside of school hours, unless it is a school sponsored volunteer project involving more than one student; or
- Student clubs or organizations where meetings are held off-site after school hours and a school staff member is not present.