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CPR Certification Requirements for Coaches in Pennsylvania

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



Department of Education
Department of Education does not require CPR/FA Certification for Teachers to maintain license. 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. (PA School districts are mandated to offer CPR to all employees every 3 years).
Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA)
Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) rules allow ProFirstAid Basic (100% Online) certifications for Coaches.
The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT)
The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT) accepts ProCPR Basic Blended (hands-on) certifications for Certified Personal Trainers, Yoga Instructors, Senior Fitness Instructors, Powerlifting Instructors, Kickboxing Instructors, Indoor Cycling Instructors.
USA Swimming Board of Directors
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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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