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Approved CPR & First Aid Providers

Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) 380.1531d requires all teacher certificate candidates recommended for initial certification to complete coursework in all of the following:

  • First Aid (FA)
  • Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

The CPR coursework must include a test demonstration on a mannequin. These courses may be completed as one comprehensive course, or may be completed in separate courses. All three legal requirements must be completed.

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Requirements for the Initial Certification of Michigan Teachers

Fully online courses are not acceptable; learning First Aid and Adult & Pediatric CPR requires demonstration and practice. Blended courses (online, combined with traditional face-to-face) and hybrid courses (web-based, live video instructor training plus traditional) are permissible modes for completing CPR and First Aid when available through the providers specified within this guidance.

In-state candidates must provide the educator preparation provider (EPP) with the actual card(s) indicating the completion of approved courses. Out-of-state candidates provide the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) with copies of CPR and First Aid card(s) with application for a Standard teaching certificate.

Physical Limitation Exemption

  • MCL 380.1531d makes an allowance for educators who are unable to fulfill CPR/FA requirements due to physical limitations. Teacher certification candidates must provide written, dated, and signed documentation on letterhead from a physician/health care provider to be considered for an exemption from CPR/FA.
  • In-state candidates should provide the above-mentioned documentation to the EPP where they are enrolled. Out-of-state candidates provide documentation to MDE through the certificate application process.

Advanced Level CPR/FA Courses

  • Approved organizations offering advanced level CPR/FA course(s) with training that surpass the noted requirements will be acceptable for fulfilling training once appropriate documentation is provided to the EPP or MDE. Documentation must be submitted in the form of a letter on letterhead, signed and dated by an administrator of an organization that provides training in CPR and First Aid.
  • To request to have an advanced level CPR/FA course added or to become a newly approved organization offering CPR/FA, please email MDE-EducatorHelp@Michigan.gov.

Approved Courses

The courses listed below have been approved by the Michigan Department of Education and verified as meeting the requirements of MCL 380.1531d. This chart can be filtered by Provider or legal requirements by using the search box. To view all available courses, choose 50 in the Show Entries drop-down box.

MDE Approved Courses
Provider and Program Name Legal Requirements Covered Additional Components Card Title
American Heart Association: Heartsaver AED

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

AED Heartsaver CPR AED
American Heart Association: Heartsaver CPR

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

AED Heartsaver CPR AED
American Heart Association: Heartsaver First Aid First Aid None Heartsaver First Aid
American Heart Association: Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED

First Aid

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

AED Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED
American Heart Association: Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid/CPR AED

First Aid

Pediatric CPR

AED Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
American Red Cross: Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (In-person)

First Aid

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

None  Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
American Red Cross: Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (Blended/Hybrid)

First Aid

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

Lifeguarding

Rescue

*Lifeguarding - CPR for Professional Rescuers and First Aid
American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI): MEDIC First Aid CarePlus

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

AED

Infant CPR

MEDIC First Aid CarePlus
American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI): MEDIC First Aid BasicPlus

First Aid

Adult CPR

AED First Aid BasicPlus
American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI): MEDIC First Aid PediatricPlus

First Aid

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

AED

Infant CPR

PediatricPlus CPR, AED, First Aid for Children, Infants, and Adults
American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI): CPR, AED & First Aid COMBO

First Aid

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

AED

Infant CPR

ASHI CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid
American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI): ASHI Emergency Medical Response

First Aid

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

None Certificate of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Training
Emergency Care and Safety Institute: Adult CPR Adult CPR None CPR or CPR/AED
Emergency Care and Safety Institute: Child and Infant CPR Pediatric CPR Infant CPR Pediatric CPR
Emergency Care and Safety Institute: Adult, Child, and Infant CPR

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

Infant CPR Adult and Pediatric CPR
Emergency Care and Safety Institute: Standard First Aid First Aid None First Aid
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Safety Services, Inc.: Adult CPR Adult CPR Choking Care CPR
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Safety Services, Inc.: Adult CPR/First Aid

First Aid

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

Infant CPR CPR/First Aid
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Safety Services, Inc.: Pediatric CPR

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

Infant CPR

Choking Care

Pediatric CPR
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Safety Services, Inc.: Pediatric CPR/First Aid

First Aid

Pediatric CPR

Content for Childcare Providers Pediatric CPR/First Aid
Michigan Fire Safety & First Aid: AHA First Aid, CPR/AED Adult/Child

First Aid

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

AED AHA First Aid, CPR-AED Adult/Child
Michigan Fire Safety & First Aid: AHA First Aid, CPR/AED Adult/Child/Infant

First Aid

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

AED

Infant CPR

AHA First Aid, CPR-AED, Adult/Child/Infant
National Safety Council (NSC) affiliate: Lansing Area Safety Council: Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

AED

Infant CPR

NSC Adult CPR/AED, Pediatric CPR/AED
National Safety Council (NSC) affiliate: Lansing Area Safety Council: Adult, Child, & Infant First Aid
First Aid Infant First Aid NSC Standard First Aid
National Safety Council (NSC) affiliate: Lansing Area Safety Council: Adult, Child, & Infant First Aid and CPR/AED

First Aid

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

AED

Infant CPR

NSC Standard First Aid, Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED
Pro Trainings LLC: ProFirstAid

First Aid

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

Infant CPR ProFirstAid
Pro Trainings LLC: ProFirstAid Advanced (Blended/Hybrid)

First Aid

Adult CPR

Pediatric CPR

AED

Infant CPR

Healthcare Provider Level CPR

Adult, Child, and Infant, Pediatric CPR/AED & First Aid

 

*The following card titles represent courses that fulfill or exceed requirements for CPR (adult and child) and First Aid in accordance with MCL 380.1531d and are a continuation of American Red Cross training that includes the prefixes, “Lifeguarding with CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers” or “Lifeguarding FA/CPR/AED”:

  • Epinephrine Auto Injector (or Epi and Asthma Inhaler)
  • Emergency Oxygen (or Administering Emergency Oxygen)
  • First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (or FA for public safety)
  • Waterpark (or Waterpark Skills)
  • Waterfront (or Waterfront Skills)