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CPR Certification Requirements for Teachers in Maryland

Maryland 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 Teachers in the state of Maryland.
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Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Maryland

  • Teachers in Maryland are required to have a Healthcare Provider level CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support) certification.
  • The Maryland State Department of Education requires Healthcare Provider level BLS/CPR, AED with a practical skills component.
  • Most employers will require a Healthcare Provider level BLS/CPR certification for all ages.
  • Those teaching Sports Management, Physical Education, Nutrition or Health courses may have additional requirements.

Course Content

Teachers in Maryland usually need a Basic Life Support(BLS/CPR) certification at the Healthcare Provider level. Required skills include; Adult, Child and Infant CPR, AED. Some Teachers may also need a First Aid course as well, but this is determined by the employer.

Delivery Method

Teachers in Maryland may complete their training online, in-person or via a blended course in order to meet their state licensure requirement. Different school districts may require a specific training method or a specific provider.

Some employers may require a specific type of training, or may leave it up to the State’s requirement. If you are not certain of your employer's requirement, make sure to check with them about both the training type and the required course content.

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State Department of Education

Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Maryland:

The Maryland State Department of Education requires Teachers to maintain a CPR certification that adheres to the Healthcare Provider level training standards of the American Heart Association or its equivalent.

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Board Statement:

COMAR 13A.16.10 Safety: 02 First Aid and CPR.
(1) Basic first aid training through the American Red Cross, or a program with equivalent standards, which is appropriate to all child age groups for which the center is approved; and (2) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training through the American Heart Association, or a program with equivalent standards, which is appropriate to all child age groups.

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