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First Aid and CPR

In order for a student to be recommended for teacher certification through Michigan Department of Education, the student must provide a valid adult/child CPR and First Aid certificate to the Center for Student Services (via Taskstream) just prior to student teaching. Students MUST take First Aid/CPR courses through one of the Michigan Department of Education approved course providers. Fully online courses are not acceptable; learning First Aid and Adult & Pediatric CPR require demonstration and practice in a classroom. 

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

Your original Adult/Child CPR and First Aid certification cards must be signed and submitted to the Teacher Education Documentation DRF on Taskstream. Hard copies or emailed copies will not be accepted.

It is a requirement for students to complete First Aid and Adult/Child CPR training prior to student teaching. If you complete your student teaching experience more than one year prior to being recommended by CMU to the state for teacher certification you will need to check the expiration date and re-certify if necessary.

If you run into problems getting certified, contact the EHS Center for Student Services Office as soon as possible at

CPR/First Aid Training Courses

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

Fee: $75

Contact Robin Owens RN, Health Education Associates for more information.   616-889-0821
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 2 years; First Aid is also valid for 2 years. 

Length: 2 Hour skill session (online component required prior to skills session)
Prerequisites: None

Registration can be completed by clicking here.  

Fee: $58 URec Employees / $86 Teacher Ed / $115 CMU Community
All classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring a lunch to expedite dismissal time.
Space is limited, pre-payment required. Visit for more information or contact Elaine by phone at (517) 622-1211 or by email at

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