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Training for
First Aid and CPR (both Adult AND Child)

To apply for First Aid/CPR training

Adult/Child CPR and First Aid Certification are required by the Michigan Department of Education for all teacher education candidates at the time of their recommendation to the State Department for a teaching certificate. Hope College offers two certification sessions each academic year for upper level education students. The certification completed on campus is valid for two years.

What is required and why? Beginning on July 1, 2004, any individual seeking initial teacher certification must successfully complete a course in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and hold valid certification in these topics. No teacher preparation institutions will be able to recommend any teacher candidate for certification without assuring that this requirement for certification has been met. As a result, all candidates for initial (Provisional) certification graduating after May, 2004 at Hope College, will have to meet this requirement.

How can I get certified? In order to assist individuals to meet this requirement, Hope College has arranged to provide the American Red Cross First Aid & CPR course once each semester. The resulting certificates will be valid for a period of two (2) years. Training opportunities are currently scheduled for the following dates:

Date/Location/Registration Deadline:

Saturday, TBA (9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) DeVos Fieldhouse H-Club Room (2B04), registration deadline is Friday, TBA

Saturday, TBA (9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) DeVos Fieldhouse H-Club Room (2B04), registration deadline is Friday, TBA

Sessions will be limited to 120 participants. The fee will be charged to the student’s account at Hope College. Registration may be completed below:

Fall 2017
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Dow Center Classroom 203
Registration Deadline is: Friday, TBA
Registration can be completed by clicking here

First Aid and CPR - $80.00 *
CPR ONLY - $52.00 (meets at 9 a.m.)
First Aid ONLY - $52.00 (meets at 12 noon)

The fee (which is non-refundable) will be charged to the student’s account at Hope College.
The registration fee includes the cost of the instructor, materials, and drinks.
*Lunch is provided to all participants.

What if I can’t attend one of these sessions? If a student is unable to register for one of the above sessions, s/he will need to find the training elsewhere. Training must be provided by a Michigan Department of Education approved agency.

Training must result in certification in First Aid and CPR (Adult AND Child)

What if I’m already certified? For individuals who are currently certified in First Aid and CPR (Adult & Child), credentials may be updated by taking recertification courses offered by these agencies.

What if I am physically unable to obtain this certificate? For an individual with physical limitations that “make it impracticable for the person to complete the instruction and obtain the required certification,” the State has provided provisions to excuse such individuals from this requirement. These requests will need to be approved by the Director of Certification at Hope College.

How do I let the College know I’ve been certified? Each individual applying for the initial (Provisional) teaching certificate in Michigan, after July 1, 2004, must submit his/her ORIGINAL course completion cards (which will be copied at the Education Department office) at the time of application for initial teacher certification. These cards must be VALID at the time of processing the recommendation for certification to the Michigan Department of Education.

NOTE: Students who complete CPR and First Aid certification through Hope College need not submit their cards to the Education office. Copies will be made before the cards are issued directly to the student.

What if I still have questions? Questions may be directed to the Cher Schairer, Director of Certification, in the Education Department at Hope College (ph: 616-395-7903 or email: schairer@hope.edu).

Revised 9/15/2010