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CPR Certification Requirements for Coaches in Illinois

Illinois is a unique and special state, and it’s one of the states that has recently seen a surge of support for online-based CPR certification in recent years. 

Just like any state, it’s important to know what the acceptance is for online CPR certifications. Below we’ve prepared a list of the specific approvals of ProTrainings courses for Coaches in the state of Illinois.
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Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Illinois


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Below is a list of the organizations that have published specific approvals of ProTrainings courses for Illinois.



Board of Education
Rules Link
Board of Education does not require coaches to maintain CPR and First Aid certification. Requirements are decided by the individual districts. Most districts accept our ProFirstAid certifications. High School coaches could take ProFirstAid Basic. Always check with your district to see if hands-on is required.
Illinois High School Association (IHSA)
Illinois High School Association (IHSA) rules allow ProFirstAid (100% Online) and ProFirstAid Blended (hands-on) certifications for Coaches.
USA Swimming Board of Directors
Provider Website Rules Link
USA Swimming Board of Directors accepts ProFirstAid, ProCPR, and ProFirstAid Advanced Blended (hands-on) certifications for Swimming Coaches. Receive a 10% discount by utilizing this training site link:

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Progress through your CPR and first aid certification online from any device! Easily complete your training online so you can finish your certification anytime, anywhere.

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In addition to your online first aid and CPR certification, practice hands-on with a CPR manikin in a blended program.

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Our online CPR and first aid certification resources can be used to facilitate classroom training, skills practice, and continuing education.

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