Slow but steady progress
Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia now require CPR-AED education before high school graduation. More than two million students will be trained annually as a result. A list of states and the number of students who graduate each year is provided below.
States that do not have laws requiring CPR-AED education include Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wyoming.
|State:||Number of Graduates:|
|District of Columbia||2,900|
Summary compiled by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation based on information from the American Heart Association, National Center for Education Statistics, and Projections of Educational Statistics to 2023