Level III and IV Aquatic Supervision Staff Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certifications for NYS Bathing Facilities

Fact Sheet – March 2018

Level III and IV Aquatic Supervisory Staff are required to possess an American Red Cross (ARC) CPR or equivalent (except when staff is employed at bathing facilities that are part of a temporary residence or campground).

As a result of changes in ARC's curriculum, the code standard "Community CPR" is no longer taught. Acceptable certification equivalents are listed below.

CPR certifications are valid for 1 year from the date of certification, regardless of the expiration date shown on the card. CPR certifications listed on the Fact Sheet Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification for NYS Children's Camps and NYS Bathing Facilities exceed the requirements for Level III and IV CPR courses and are acceptable.
Provider Certification Title
American Heart Association
Optional modules "Child CPR AED," "Infant CPR," and "Exam" or "Written Test" must not be marked out.
Heartsaver CPR AED
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
American Red Cross
Certification title may include "Review" or "Challenge."
Adult CPR/AED with Pediatric CPR
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED - Any certification title containing the wording "Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED" is acceptable.
Emergency Care and Safety Institute Adult, Child, Infant CPR
Adult, Child, Infant CPR/AED
EMS Safety Services, Inc. (EMS Safety) CPR (course title – CPR, AED; card must indicate that Adult CPR, Child CPR, and Infant CPR were taught)
Medic First Aid
Cards must be accompanied by a "Successful Evaluation Certificate" which indicates that the individual has passed written and performance evaluations.
Medic First Aid Basic and Medic First Aid Infant and Child Supplement (both certifications required)
Medic First Aid CarePlus CPR (card must indicate that Adult, Infant, and Child Skills were taught)