Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® With Advanced Physical Skills

Equips staff with the decision-making skills needed to confidently assess and address risk. It combines verbal intervention strategies and restrictive interventions with advanced physical skills for high-risk scenarios such as those that require floor intervention. Instructors can customize training to each staff member’s individual risk level.

Available as blended learning.

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Benefits of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® With Advanced Physical Skills Training

Confidently Assess and Address Risk

Advanced Physical Skills teaches the risk assessment, problem solving, and decision-making skills staff need in order to confidently address escalating scenarios and choose the most appropriate form of intervention needed in each situation.

Training for Every Risk Level

Advanced Physical Skills provides staff with safe and advanced disengagement and physical intervention techniques to control highest-risk situations involving dangerous behaviors. They also learn verbal intervention strategies for situations that don’t require these advanced skills.

Minimize Physical Interventions

By exploring the core concepts and principles of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®, 2nd Edition Training, this program gives staff the ability to actually minimize the use and duration of physical interventions.

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How We Impact Your Business

Flexible Scheduling
Instructor certification is offered as a five-day program through classroom delivery, or a four-day blended delivery combining in-person instruction and online learning. Staff training can be offered in a way that best suits your organization.

Customize Your Staff’s Training
Instructors who receive their Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® With Advanced Physical Skills certification, are qualified to teach not only the Advanced Physical Skills course, but also Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®, 2nd Edition Training and Verbal Intervention™ Training–staff can receive training that best suits their individual level of risk.

Reduce Staff Burnout
Mitigating incidents of violence creates a safer workplace; when staff feel safer you replace burnout and high turnover rates with job satisfaction and increased employee performance.

How It Works



Register for an instructor certification class near you or call us to schedule an onsite course for your organization.


We train you

Your selected staff learns techniques on crisis prevention, de-escalation, and advanced physical interventions and becomes certified to train others in your organization. After training, we support your staff with classroom materials and ongoing consultation. View course overview.


You train your staff

We enable you to combine our evidence-based practices with your organization’s policies and procedures to ensure that training is consistent across your organization. You have the option to train Advanced Physical Skills in either a classroom delivery format, or a blended format with in-person and online learning.

Our training is critical to your workplace violence initiatives. Here’s the proof.


of Health Care Organizations Agree

95% of Health Care Organizations Agree

CPI improved staff de-escalation skills, improved overall safety, and has become ingrained in our training.

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50% +

Reduction in Restraints by Security Professionals

51% of Security Reduced Restraints by More Than Half

And decreased the use of force, physical restraints and seclusions by 50% of more since implementing CPI training.

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Reduction in Workers’ Comp Claims

82% Reduction in Workers' Comp Claims

Our skills help keep employees safe and have reduced workers' comp claims.

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