Requirement Breakdown

  • This law will be implemented in schools in the 2017-2018 school year.
  • As a graduation requirement, students will receive CPR & AED training within a health class one time between 7th and 12th grade.
  • This training will be provided by schools, included in their health programs.
  • In addition, the school must use an instructional program that is nationally recognized and utilizes evidence-based guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and cardiocerebral resuscitation.

Excerpts from Bill

Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, this bill requires school boards, operators

of independent charter schools, and governing bodies of private schools to provide

instruction in cardiopulmonary and cardiocerebral resuscitation in any health

education course offered to pupils in grades 7 to 12 and to provide instruction about

automated external defibrillators to pupils in grades 7 to 12. Under current law, a

school board, operator of an independent charter school, and governing body of a

private school are required to offer instruction about cardiopulmonary and

cardiocerebral resuscitation and to provide instruction about automated external

defibrillators to pupils enrolled in high school grades.

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Excerpts from State Board of Education


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Student CPR Programs that Meet This Requirement

These programs will qualify for Wisconsin'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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