Educator Preparation Program

CPR Certification

Since July 1, 2012, licensing in the state of Indiana includes an applicant having current certification in First Aid, CPR, and AED use. This can be completed through the American Heart Association or through the American Red Cross, as well as others. The Hanover College Educator Preparation Program arranges to have a certification session each semester as part of the Student Teacher seminars. This is at a very nominal cost (approximately $5) to our students as the instructors are Hanover College Security Officers who do this as a service to the campus. CPR is also frequently offered as a spring term course via the Health and Fitness department. It is offered at many hospitals and other facilities. An applicant for a license must upload an image of the valid card. Most certification is active for two calendar years. Teacher candidates assume all responsibility for the cost of their certification. Beginning in 2018, the American Heart Association will have an online portal for students to download their certification card at any time. There will no longer be paper CPR cards issued by the Education Student Services Office. Info was given out during the certification class.

More information is available on the DOE Licensing web pages at