Emergency First Aid, CPR & AED Certification or Training
Every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license must provide evidence of completion of certification or training in
- Emergency first aid
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- The use of automated external defibrillators (AED)
The certification or training program must be based on the current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator, such as a program developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
NEW Effective September 1, 2017, certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of automated external defibrillators that is required of every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license as a teacher shall include hands-on practice of the skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Evidence of Completion Requirements
School divisions submitting initial requests for licenses and/or licensure renewals on behalf of employees will be required to verify that these individuals have provided evidence of completion of certification or training. Documentation must be kept on file in the school division.
Individuals submitting an initial application for a license or a renewal request must submit official written documentation providing evidence that all three topics (emergency first aid, CPR, AED) were included in the certification or training.
Any person with a disability whose disability prevents him or her from completing the certification or training may submit a request for a waiver from the new requirement.
- Request for Waiver Form (Word)
For more information, see
- Superintendent's Memo #156-13 and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- House Bill 2028 and Senate Bill 986