The State of Michigan requires CPR and First Aid training for all candidates seeking initial teacher certification. Therefore, Calvin will not be able to recommend a person for certification unless he or she has successfully completed approved CPR and First Aid courses including both adult and child CPR.
- Students must complete this requirement prior to the beginning of the student teaching semester.
- If students need to complete an additional semester after student teaching, they must complete this requirement prior to the beginning of their final semester at Calvin.
- We strongly recommend that you complete this requirement at Calvin.
- If this is not possible, several courses are available off-campus - visit the Health Education Associates website or view the list of State-Approved Providers for details. Online courses such as those offered by the Amerian Heart Association are acceptable as long as the performance of CPR is demonstrated in person. Classes that are completely online are not acceptable because State law requires a test demonstration on a mannequin.
- Students who take a CPR/First Aid class at a location other than Calvin College should bring the cards in person to the Education Department, or mail the actual cards to Shari Brouwer. Include your address so that cards may be mailed back to you. We cannot accept photocopies, faxed copies, or emailed pictures of CPR and first aid cards.
- Most CPR cards are now valid for two years and must be valid at the point when you apply for teacher certification after graduating.
Location, Dates and Times:
We offer a six-hour class on-campus through the American Heart Association for a fee of $50 (pay at the door with cash, check, or credit card). Cards are valid for two years. Classes are held in Hoogeboom 280.
The Education Department receives a list of all students who completed the class within a few days, so you do not need to bring your CPR card to the Education Department.
PRE-REGISTER TO GET YOUR CARD AT END OF CLASS (If you do not pre-register, your card will be mailed to you within two weeks. The Education Department will still be notified that you completed the class within a few days. Pre-registered candidates are guaranteed a spot in the class - but so far no one who didn't pre-register has had to be turned away due to a full class.).
Go to www.healthedu.com
Select desired date and select “check or money order” option.
Online payments are $55.
Contact: Janet LaPrairie PA-C or Robin Owens RN, Health Education Associates