CPR/AED Training/Certification

Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, and Licensed Educators

Indiana Department of Education CPR/AED Training/Certification Requirement for Licensure

CPR/AED training and eventual certification is a requirement set forth by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) for all initial (and at the time of conversion or renewal of any kind) teacher education licenses. CPR-Heimlich Maneuver training may be delivered primarily online, but it must include a “hands-on” training/demonstration component with a mannequin. To see additional information about this requirement and a list of approved providers, visit the IDOE website at DOE: CPR and AED Certification (in.gov).

Teacher Education and Purdue University Fire Department CPR Training

This training is for Purdue University Teacher Education undergraduate students only.

Training and Registration

The training will be delivered in a 2-part, “blended” format, with the first portion of the training delivered online by the American Heart Association (AHA), and upon completion, a second in-person, hands-on training session conducted by the Purdue University Fire Department. TWO consecutive registrations are required for training and certification. Plan to complete the second registration immediately following the first. The first registration is for the online portion of the training via the AHA registration link. The second registration is for the in-person, hands-on training session with the Purdue University Fire Department. When registering for the online AHA portion of the training, be sure to register for the additional CPR/AED – Adult, Child, Infant sections.

Upon completion of the online training, students MUST download the completion certificate and email it to Assistant Chief Kevin Luse at kluse@purdue.edu. Students will not be allowed to complete the skills session without having emailed the online completion certificate. The in-person training cannot be completed prior to the online training. Content/material from the online training session will be referenced and required to pass during the in-person training.

Available Spring Semester Dates

  • February: 7, 14, 21, 28
  • March: 6, 20, 27
  • April: 3, 10, 17

Location and Time

All in-person training sessions will begin promptly at 5:00 pm (EST) at 1250 Third St, Purdue Fire Station. Parking is available in the COREC lots, which are north of the fire station. Only nine (9) seats are available for each in-person, hands-on training. Should an emergency arise, you MUST cancel your in-person training following the instructions provided at the bottom of the registration page. Otherwise, once registered, your attendance is anticipated and expected by the instructor.

The only cost to Purdue University Teacher Education undergraduate students is the AHA online course, which is $14.00 (paid directly online to AHA). The cost of the in-person, hands-on training and CPR/AED certification will be covered by Purdue University, College of Education.

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Chief Kevin Luse at the Purdue University Fire Department kluse@purdue.edu, or the Office of Teacher Education and Licensure (OTEL)- licensure@purdue.edu.

Have Questions?

General licensure inquiries and questions can be sent to licensure@purdue.edu.