- 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.
Excerpts from State Board of Education
Student CPR Programs that Meet This RequirementThese programs will qualify for Wisconsin's CPR Training Graduation Requirement:
|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|