Level III and IV Aquatic Supervision Staff Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certifications for Bathing Facilities

Fact Sheet – March 2016

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.

Provider Certification Title
American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED
American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED with Pediatric CPR
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
Emergency Care and Safety Institute Adult, Child, Infant CPR
Adult, Child, Infant CPR/AED
EMS Safety Services, Inc. CPR (course title – CPR/AED for Community Rescuers2
Medic First Aid3 Medic First Aid Basic and Medic First Aid Infant and Child Supplement4
Medic First Aid CarePlus CPR5


  1. 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. CPR Certifications are Valid for one year from the Date of Certification, Regardless of Expiration Date on Card
  2. Card must indicate that Adult CPR, Child CPR, and Infant CPR were taught
  3. Cards must be accompanied by a “Successful Evaluation Certificate” which indicates that the individual has passed written and performance evaluations
  4. Both certifications required.
  5. Card must indicate that Adult, Infant, and Child Skills were taught.