CPR for Infants, Children and Adults

A CPR course is required in order to fulfill the Preliminary Health requirement

The Preliminary Health requirement is not fully met unless the student also completes an appropriate CPR course that meets the requirements set by the legislature.

  • The course you take MUST cover CPR for adults, infants and children.
  • All three types of CPR must be covered by the course and the card you receive must reflect the fact that you got CPR training across the age spectrum.
  • If the card does not specify the full coverage, then you need to obtain a statement from the sponsor of the training that adult, infant and child training was completed.
  • If the card indicates "pediatric and adult CPR", that is acceptable.

You should contact organizations such as the Red Cross or the American Heart Association and find out when the appropriate courses are being offered in your area. Your fellow students are also a good source for training options, as most of them will be taking a course too. Remember that the course you complete MUST cover adult, infant and child CPR. An online course will be accepted as long as it covers infant, child and adult CPR.

Since the course can be taken at any point during the program, students are encouraged to get this requirement out of the way as soon as possible. When you get the card from the training agency make sure that it accurately reflects all the training you took so that you do not have to have it corrected later. If boxes need to be checked or other manual modifications made to card, take time be sure the card is accurate.

It is the student's responsibility to have a copy of both sides of the official CPR card issued and signed by the agency offering the course on file with the Credential Office via TaskSTream before a recommendation for a Preliminary Credential will be forwarded to CTC.