- This law will be implemented in the 2016-2017 school year.
- Public schools and public charter schools must provide CPR/AED training within a health class one time between grades 9 through 12.
- The training may be taught by video and incorporate a hands-on practice in addition to the cognitive learning.
- Must use an instructional program developed by a nationally recognized company and based on current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
- Teachers providing instruction do not have to be certified trainers.
- Students to do not need to earn a certification.
Excerpts from Bill
“(b-1) Public schools and public charter schools shall provide instruction in
cardiopulmonary resuscitation to students in Grades 9 through 12 as follows:
“(1) Beginning with the2016-2017 school year, instruction in cardiopulmona.ry
resuscitation shall be included in at least one health class necessary for graduation.
“(2) The instruction required by this subsection shall:
“(A) Be an instructional program developed by the American Heart
Association or the American Red Cross or be nationally recognized and based on the most
current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for cardiopulmonary
“(B) Include appropriate use of an automated external defibrillator, which
may be taught by video; and
“(C) Incorporate hands-on practice in addition to cognitive learning.
“(3) The instruction required by this section may be provided by the public school
or charter school directly or the public school or charter school may arrange for the instruction to
be provided by available community-based providers.
“(4) The instruction required by this subsection is not required to be provided by a
“(5) A teacher providing the instruction under this subsection is not required to be
a certified trainer of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
“(6) A student is not required to earn certification in cardiopulmonary
resuscitation to successfully complete the instruction for the purposes of this subsection.
Excerpts from State Board of Education
Student CPR Programs that Meet This RequirementIntro text goes here.
|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|