See the CPR Graduation Requirements for High Schools in Arkansas, AR

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Requirement Breakdown

  • Graduation requirement is effective as of the 2014-2015 school year.
  • School districts must provide one time cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) instruction as part of the health and wellness curriculum at the high school level.
  • CPR education does not need to cover all victim sizes (adult/child/infant) but does require a hands-on component to training
  • CPR instruction must be taught according to current, evidence-based emergency cardiac care guidelines, incorporating psychomotor skills and the use of AED’s.

Excerpts from Bill

(a) Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, a public school student in grades nine through twelve (9-12) shall be trained in quality psychomotor skill bases in cardiopulmonary resuscitation before the student graduates from high school. 

(b) The course shall not be a certification process but shall follow the standards established by… [a] nationally recognized organization that uses current, evidence-based emergency cardiac care guidelines and incorporates psychomotor skill development in the instruction and the use of automated external defibrillators.

Excerpts from State Board of Education

Ark. Code Ann. § 6-16-143, attached to this memo, requires students in grades 9-12 to be trained in the psychomotor skills needed for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) before graduating from high school, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. The current Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks for 9-12 Health and Wellness (adopted by the State Board of Education in 2011) include practicing the psychomotor skills used for basic life support and first-aid procedures and offer CPR as an example.