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As per the NJ Board of Nursing Law 13:37-16.4 Application for certification. Proof that the applicant has current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) from a course approved by the American Heart Association. CPR certification must be obtained through an instructor-led program with skills verification, a written examination, and include both one and two rescuer CPR (infant, child and adult), use of bag-valve mask ventilation devices (BVM) and semi-automatic external defibrillator (SAED) training. 

Proof of the current CPR/AED & First Aid Certification is a requirement for applying for your license to the Massage, Bodywork and Somatic Therapy Examining Committee.13:37A-2.1 APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE – Proof that the applicant has current certification in CPR, First aid and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) from courses offered by the American Heart Association, Red Cross or American Safety and Health Institute

Current New Jersey regulations (N.J.A.C. 8:40A) require a valid certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to the level of the Professional Rescuer or Health Care Provider as issued by the American Heart Association for NJ EMT and Paramedic. The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) does not recognize CPR training programs that are taught strictly on-line. CPR certification must be obtained through an instructor-led program with skills verification, a written examination, and include both one and two rescuer CPR (infant, child and adult), use of bag-valve mask ventilation devices (BVM) and semi-automatic external defibrillator (SAED) training. OEMS does not accept handwritten certification cards or letters from CPR instructors, as proof of CPR certification.

The New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy now requires all pharmacists to have CPR training at the Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Level for giving immunizations.(CHAPTER 39 STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY NJ.SA 45:1-15.1 and 45:1447) – American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (B.L.S.) Certification. CPR certification must be obtained through an instructor-led program with skills verification, a written examination, and include both one and two rescuer CPR (infant, child and adult), use of bag-valve mask ventilation devices (BVM) and semi-automatic external defibrillator (SAED) training. Proof of the current Basic Life Support (B.L.S.) Certification is a requirement for applying for your license and to give immunizations.

New Jersey In-Hospital requires a valid certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to the level of the Professional Rescuer or Health Care Provider issued by the American Heart Association. CPR certification must be obtained through an instructor-led program with skills verification, a written examination, and include both one and two rescuer CPR (infant, child and adult), use of bag-valve mask ventilation devices (BVM) and semi-automatic external defibrillator (SAED) training. 

Many New Jersey organizations such as the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) require personal trainers to be certified in CPR and AED.  If you are taking the New Jersey Personal Trainer Exam soon, all registrants must hold current CPR/AED certification at the time of registration that is still valid on the selected exam date.

Start September 1, 2014
“Janet’s Law”requires public schools to have automated external defibrillators for youth athletic events and to establish certain plans relating to sudden cardiac events. (Assembly, No. 1608 Law)

Janet Zilinski was an 11 year old cheerleader from Warren, NJ who died after suffering sudden cardiac arrest. Janet’s tragic death led to her family forming The Janet Fund, which has been fighting to raise awareness and have defibrillators placed at school grounds. The Zilinski family’s tireless fight was the driving force for what ultimately became Janet’s Law. For more information about Janet and the Janet Fund please visit www.thejanetfund.org

Beginning on September 1, 2014, the board of education of a public school district that includes any of the grades kindergarten through 12 shall establish and implement an emergency action plan for responding to sudden cardiac events, including, but not limited to, those events in which the use of an automated external defibrillator may be necessary.

It is required that no less than five school faculty members successfully complete and hold a current CPR/AED certification 

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The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in CPR, BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.