Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification for NYS Children's Camps and Bathing Facilities

Fact Sheet – February 2014

The New York State Sanitary Code requires certain staff to possess a valid two-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification in a course accepted by the Department as providing an adequate level of training as follows:

  • Children's Camps – CPR certification is required for the health director and other staff specified in Subpart 7-2.8 and 7-2.11(a)(5), aquatics director, lifeguards and certain trip and activity leaders1.
  • Swimming Pools and Bathing Beaches – CPR certification is required for all lifeguards (Supervision Levels I, IIa, IIb), Subpart 6 of the State Sanitary Code.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certifications are Valid for ONE year from the Date of Certification, Regardless of Expiration Date on Card


ACCEPTED COURSES
Provider Certification Title
American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Providers
Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
American Heart Association
Certification listing "Laerdal Medical" as the "TC address contact Info" and "Course Location" on the back of the card are not acceptable.
BLS Instructor
BLS for Health Care Providers
American Lifeguard Association Professional Rescuer CPR Instructor-led Course
American Safety & Health Institute American Safety and Health CPR for Professional Rescuers (CPR PRO)
Emergency Care and Safety Institute Health Care Provider CPR
EMS Safety Services, Inc. CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada Level C - Basic Rescuer CPR
National Safety Council NSC Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (Course title - Basic Life Support for Healthcare and Professional Rescuers)
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Municipal CPR: Basic Life Support
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation CPR/AED for Lifeguards, Camp Counselors and Camp Directors
Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City BCLS for Health Care Providers Course
St. John Ambulance Canada Level C (Basic Rescuer) CPR

Footnote

  1. A trip leader of a camp trip that includes an activity where emergency medical care is not readily available or an activity such as wilderness hiking, rock climbing, camping, horseback riding, bicycling, swimming and/or boating shall possess or be accompanied by staff who possess certification in a course listed on this Fact Sheet. An activity leader of an activity on the camp property where other CPR certified staff is not readily available shall possess or be accompanied by staff who possess certification in a course listed on this Fact Sheet.

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