In the continuing education system, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups: The Certified Instructors, who teach their colleagues; and the CEU Administrators, who pursue the approvals. These are their stories.
If you work in law enforcement, I have great news. The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®
training program is approved by a variety of state and national licensing boards for continuing education credentials
Most recently, the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET
) approved CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®
training for 26 law enforcement training credit hours. When you complete a Four-Day Instructor Certification Program, you can apply for these hours from CLEET.
CLEET is comprised of four councils and a committee who oversee nearly 9,900 law enforcement officers in Oklahoma who are employed by city, county, or state entities of government.
The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES
) has also approved CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®
training for 26 in-service law enforcement training hours. When you complete a Four-Day Instructor Certification Program, you can apply for these hours from MCOLES. The commission, comprised of 15 appointed and elected law enforcement officials who oversee nearly 20,000 law enforcement officers in Michigan, distributes a dedicated fund designed to provide training opportunities, which will enrich the service and knowledge of numerous law officers in the state.
With continuing training credit from the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST), the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board, and the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training – Department of Public Safety as well, there are a number of opportunities for law enforcement officers in different states to earn hours for training in CPI’s verbal de-escalation, prevention, intervention, and debriefing techniques.
And we’re always working on securing more approvals with more licensing bodies and boards.
I’m so happy to work with these boards to help you earn hours and provide training to our men and women in law enforcement. The mission and values of CLEET, MCOLES, and other law enforcement standards and training bodies coincide with our aim to ensure the Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security
℠ of everyone in our society through professional development and quality training.
Verbal de-escalation and prevention techniques can go a long way in heightened situations. I believe that the opportunity for licensed professionals to participate in quality training—and receive the CE credentials to practice in their respective fields—is important for the safety of everyone, and has positive impacts on society as a whole.
I am Roshawn Key, CPI’s CEU Administrator, and I will CEU later! And if you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Also check out CEU FAQs and Where Do We Go From the Middle of the Road?
“I come from law enforcement. I had the frame of mind that ‘This training is no good; it’s never going to work; it’s never going to allow me to perform my duties in a real-life scenario.’ But after taking the training, I implemented the tools and they worked.” —Mike Taglione, CPI Certified Instructor
Watch this video with Mike
To learn how verbal de-escalation training resulted in fewer injuries, reduced litigation, and less paperwork for officers in a Minnesota sheriff’s office, listen to Episode 66 of Unrestrained, a CPI podcast series.