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CPR Certification Requirements for Teachers in Indiana

Indiana is a unique and special state, and it’s one of the states that has recently seen a surge of support for online-based CPR certification in recent years. 

Just like any state, it’s important to know what the acceptance is for online CPR certifications. Below we’ve prepared a list of the specific approvals of ProTrainings courses for Teachers in the state of Indiana.
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Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Indiana

  • Teachers in Indiana are required to have a Healthcare Provider level BLS/CPR, AED certification.
  • The Indiana Department of Education requires Healthcare Provider level BLS/CPR, AED with skills evaluation component. Required training should include the Heimlich Maneuver.
  • A practical (hands-on) skills component is required by the state or by your local district to maintain employment.
  • Those teaching Sports Management, Physical Education, Nutrition or Health courses may have additional requirements.

Course Content

Teachers in Indiana usually need a Basic Life Support(BLS/CPR) certification at the Healthcare Provider level. Required skills include; Adult, Child and Infant CPR, AED, and the Heimlich Maneuver.

Delivery Method

Teachers in Indiana may complete their training in-person or via a blended course in order to meet their state licensure requirement. Different school districts may require a specific training method or a specific provider.

If you are not certain of your employer's requirement, make sure to check with them about both the training type and the required course content.

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Department of Education

Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Indiana:

The Indiana Department of Education requires Teachers to maintain a CPR certification that adheres to the Healthcare Provider level training standards of the American Heart Association or its equivalent. The Board has a list of Approved Providers here.

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Board Statement:

Per IC 20-28-5.5-1, applicants applying for an initial teaching license (and at the time of conversion or renewal of any kind) must have successfully completed training in:

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation that includes a test demonstration on a mannequin,
  • Removing a foreign body causing an obstruction in an airway, and the Heimlich Maneuver;
  • Beginning July 1, 2011, the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED); and
  • Hold a valid certification in each of these procedures from either the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association or other providers as approved by the department.
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