In April 2019 the Kansas State High School Athletic Association’s (KSHSAA) Board of Directors adopted a rule requiring any head or assistant coach/sponsor for any KSHSAA sanctioned activity be certified or trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) administration.

A school can request a waiver for any activity, provided they have a legitimate reason the hands-on training couldn’t take place due to health/safety concerns. The coaches/sponsors are still required to obtain online training.



Student Requirement for High School Graduation

Kansas State Board of Education members in December 2017 approved the addition of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training in the Kansas Health Education Standards. A document explaining the training is available at:


In the Kansas Model Curricular Standards for Health Education, this is listed in the Injury Prevention and Safety Content Area, Standard 8:  Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for health, Benchmark 12:2.  Kansas Health Education Standards