HIGH SCHOOL CPR AND ARD TRAINING
Effective July 1, 2021, Florida HB 157 requires that school districts "provide basic training in first aid, including CPR, for all students in grade 9 and grade 11. Instruction in the use of CPR must be based on a one-hour, nationally recognized program that uses the most current evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines. The instruction must allow students to practice the psychomotor skills associated with performing CPR and use an automated external defibrillator."
This means high school Freshman and Juniors in Florida must learn and demonstrate first aid, CPR and using an AED in a hands-on setting.
As instructors, we are authorized by the American Heart Association (AHA), as well as the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), to provide this life-saving training. We are happy to work with any high school in Florida, public or private, to satisfy this required CPR training for Florida high school students.