CPR and First Aid

To be recommended for teacher certification through the Michigan Department of Education, you must provide a valid adult/child CPR and First Aid certificate to the Office of Educator Preparation Programs (OEPP) via Taskstream prior to student teaching. First Aid/CPR courses MUST be taken through one of the Michigan Department of Education-approved course providers. Fully online courses are NOT acceptable; learning First Aid and Adult & Pediatric CPR requires demonstration and practice in a classroom.

Mi Department of Ed Approved Providers

Individuals with physical limitations that make it impractical to obtain Adult/Child CPR and First Aid certification should complete a form from OEPP in EHS 421.

If you completed your student teaching more than one year before being recommended by Central Michigan University to the state for teacher certification, you will need to check the expiration date and re-certify if necessary.

First aid and CPR training courses

To register for a Health Education Associates training course, sign up at www.healthedu.com. (Classes at CMU are listed in the column to the far right.)

Fee: $75

Contact Robin Owens at 616-889-0821 for more information. 

Register for training

First Aid/CPR/AED (Adult, Child, and Infant)


This course provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for breathing emergencies, perform CPR, and use an AED. The CPR certification is valid for two years; First Aid is also valid for two years.
Length: Two-hour skills session (online component required prior to skills session)
Prerequisites: None
Valid for two years.
Fee: $58 URec Employees / $86 Teacher Ed / $115 CMU Community

Registration and Information