CPR certification is required for all teacher license applications and renewals.
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 other sources listed on the DOE website. The Hanover College Educator Preparation Program arranges to have an American Heart Association certification session each semester as part of the Student Teacher seminars. This is at a very nominal cost (approximately $2) to our students as the instructors are Hanover College Security Officers who do this as a service to the campus. This course is excellent and much more informative than a course completed online because Officer Kroger is a former EMS technician and Officer Hickman was an Indiana State Trooper.
NOTE: There will no longer be paper CPR cards issued by the Education Student Services Office, but those who complete on campus will receive their certificate via the AHA Online Portal which can be accessed at any time.
Teacher candidates assume all cost of their certification.
More information is available on the DOE Licensing web pages at