Since 2014, Utah has required that each high school student take a CPR training class in order to graduate. Advanced CPR Training has taught tens of thousands of Utah students during our 20 year history and have designed our class to provide the best instruction and hands-on practice in a timeframe that suits each the needs of each school.


CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is a valuable skill that can help individuals respond to medical emergencies, potentially saving lives in the process. Here are some reasons why CPR should be taught in high schools to students:

Learning CPR and other lifesaving techniques can increase students’ preparedness for medical emergencies. In the event of a cardiac arrest or other emergency, trained students can take immediate action to provide assistance, potentially improving survival rates and minimizing harm.
CPR education in high schools can contribute to a healthier community by increasing the number of people who are able to provide basic medical care. When more people are trained in CPR, they are better equipped to respond to medical emergencies in their families, communities, and workplaces.
Learning CPR can provide students with valuable leadership opportunities. Students who become CPR-certified can take on roles as “cardiac recovery coaches” or advocate for CPR training and other lifesaving techniques in their schools and communities.
CPR certification is a requirement for many jobs in the healthcare industry, including nursing, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians. By learning CPR in high school, students can gain a valuable skill that may help them in their future careers.


The Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) and the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) requires that all individuals employed or acting as coaches meet specific training and certification requirements outlined by the UHSAA and USBE. Ensuring coaches are certified in CPR is an important safety measure for student-athletes and athletic programs for a few reasons:

Coaches are responsible for the safety of their athletes, and being CPR certified can help them respond appropriately in case of a sudden cardiac arrest or other medical emergency. In such cases, immediate medical attention can make a crucial difference in saving lives.
CPR certification equips coaches with the knowledge and skills to respond effectively to medical emergencies. By being trained in CPR, coaches can provide immediate care to their athletes before professional medical help arrives, potentially improving outcomes and reducing the risk of long-term damage.
Coaches serve as role models for their athletes and being certified in CPR can set an example for their students to take their own health and safety seriously. By demonstrating the importance of CPR certification and being prepared for emergencies, coaches can instill a culture of safety and preparedness among their athletes.

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CPR for Schools

Our CPR for Schools class follows the American Heart Association’s HeartSaver program and is designed to teach basic life support skills to students, teachers, and staff in K-12 schools. We customize our course to fit each school’s bell class schedule.

BLS Provider

The American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider course is a certification program that trains individuals on how to provide basic life support to victims of cardiac arrest or other medical emergencies.