Applicants must show proof of valid CPR/AED/Heimlich certification in order to apply for a permit or license in the state of Indiana. Certification is typically valid for 2 years, and all providers will require an in-person component to the training (sometimes split with online training; needs to have hands-on training/demonstration with a mannequin). Per Indiana Code 20-28-5-3(c), applicants 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;
- 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.
Here is a list of the state-approved vendors for CPR/AED/Heimlich certification:
- American CPR - C.A.R.E. Training
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross - CPR
- American Safety & Health Institute
- CPR Education
- CPR Solutions, Inc.
- Divers Alert Network--CPR Training
- Emergency Care and Safety Institute
- Emergency First Response Corp.
- EMS Safety Services
- Health Emergency & Lifecare Programs
- Indiana Safety and Health, Inc
- Kentuckiana CPR Training Network
- MEDIC First Aid
- ProTrainings (ProCPR)
- Indiana only accepts ProTrainings blended CPR that includes in-person (not by webinar) hands-on skill practice/check off with a local instructor. Cards must be signed by both instructors.
- The National Safety Council
For additional details, see the resources and updates on CPR/AED/Heimlich certification at the Indiana Department of Education.
Once obtained, you must also upload proof of meeting this certification milestone to your “My Checklists” in your Relay account.