CPR, First Aid & Child Passenger Restraints

First Aid and CPR

  • When children are present, at least one caregiver must be currently trained in CPR and the treatment of obstructed airways.  Training must be received from an approved CPR instructor and must be repeated at least once every 2 years.
  • Effective May 17, 2006, substitute caregivers who are employed for less than 30 hours during a 12-month period are exempt from the CPR and first aid training requirements.
  • When children are present in the home, at least one caregiver must be present who has been trained in first aid.  The training may be less than 8 hours and must have been provided by an approved first aid instructor.  First aid must be repeated every 2 years.


Child Passenger Restraint Systems

Prior to transporting children under the age of 9, you must satisfactorily complete at least a 3-hour training on the proper use and installation of child restraint systems.  This training must be provided by instructors certified and approved by the Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety and be repeated every 5 years.  Class does not need to be taken in the county in which you are licensed.  The 3-hour C.A.R.S. Safety Training curriculum is approved by the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety.  C.A.R.S. training can be found on www.Developtoolmn.org.