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Instructor Certification


Benefits of Instructor Certification

The training choice of most facilities is the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Four-Day Instructor Certification Program. This option allows you to become a Certified Instructor and conduct in-house trainings. It's an ideal way to cascade the program throughout your entire organization and support an ongoing Training Process.


Certified Instructors Join a Global Network

As a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Certified Instructor, you'll get exceptional support to help you implement training as an ongoing process rather than a one-time event. Once certified, you'll become a member of the CPI Instructor Association—a global network of crisis prevention and intervention specialists. This membership entitles both you and your organization to many outstanding benefits. We're committed to helping you maximize your initial training investment by providing you with:

  1. Free consults. Consult with CPI Global Professional Instructors free of charge regarding training and crisis intervention issues.
  2. Free refresher courses and free monthly webinars. Update your training skills with these useful offerings!
  3. Online training resources. Access the Instructor-only Training Center and get:
    • Video clips of all physical intervention skills taught.
    • Legislative updates.
    • How-to guides for training activities.
    • Tips and tools for training preparation, delivery, and documentation.
    • Templates for developing policies and procedures.
    • Relevant articles in our Article Library.
  4. Easy documentation options. Maintain documentation of all training activities.
  5. The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® hybrid training option. Train your staff with our state-of-the-art delivery option that combines web-based and classroom instruction.
  6. Continuing education credits. Get credit for training!
  7. The CPI Instructor Association Community. Access your link to our global community of Certified Instructors.
  8. Free subscriptions. Remain at the forefront of emerging issues with our eNewsletter, Supportive Stance, and our print journal, the Journal of Safe Management of Disruptive and Assaultive Behavior (JSM).
  9. Advanced programs. Enhance your crisis intervention and training skills with:
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Applications of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Training
    • Enhancing Verbal Skills: Applications of Life Space Crisis InterventionSM
    • Applied Physical TrainingSM
    • Supporting Individuals With Dementia and Related Cognitive Challenges
    • Trauma-Informed Care: Implications for CPI's Crisis Development ModelSM
  10. Discounts on CPI training resources. Receive substantial savings!
  11. Opportunity to become a Meritorious Instructor. Certified Instructors who demonstrate an exceptional level of training expertise can earn a place in our Hall of Merit!


Download a printable version of the Top 10 Benefits of Instructor Certification  [PDF]

"Through the years, I have attended CPI training programs and utilized the toll-free Instructor Services line to discuss specific issues. Whether in the classroom or on the phone, every CPI Instructor I have encountered was totally professional and knowledgeable and provided complete assistance when requested."
—Michael Vallow, Cherry Creek School District, Colorado


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