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Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® With Advanced Physical Skills, an expansion of our cornerstone NCI™ program, focuses on de-escalation techniques, risk assessment, and an array of verbal and physical intervention options that are designed specifically for organizations that support persons who are more likely to demonstrate dangerous or more complex behaviors.
Advanced Physical Skills is available as a first-time instructor certification and as a renewal for existing instructors who are certified in Advanced Physical Skills. It is also available as a certification upgrade for existing NCI-certified instructors who are looking to enhance their physical skills.
Advanced Physical Skills: Trauma, Advanced Physical Skills: Mental Health, and Advanced Physical Skills Specialized Renewal: Autism Spectrum Disorder course options are also available.
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Pre-training: Online Course
Before your classroom training begins, you must complete an online course. This sets the foundation for future sessions, with quizzes to help make sure you retain what you’ve learned. You will receive an invitation to complete the online course approximately 10 days before your classroom training.
Under the guidance of a Global Professional Instructor, this training will provide you with risk assessment, problem solving, and advanced physical interventions, as well as facilitation strategies for teaching advanced physical interventions to others. You will learn how to recognize the stages of an escalating crisis and how to apply evidence-based techniques and strategies to appropriately de-escalate and ensure the Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM of those in your care. The Instructor will train and assess your restrictive intervention skills, as well as assess your competency in the overall program through teach-back exercises. Upon completion of your training, you will be equipped to train your staff with safe and advanced deceleration, disengagement, and physical intervention techniques.
Start and end times may vary, but the total number of hours each day will not change. Confirm the start and end times in your registration email.
Day 1: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Day 2: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Day 3: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Day 4: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Online Certification Exam
To earn your certification or renewal, you must complete and pass the Online Certification Exam. You will receive an email with a link to this exam upon completing the classroom session.
Advanced Physical Skills: Trauma is available as a first-time instructor certification and as a Specialized Renewal for an existing NCI™‑certified instructor.
Advanced Physical Skills: Mental Health is available as a first-time instructor certification and as a Specialized Renewal for an existing NCI™‑certified instructor.
Advanced Physical Skills: Autism Spectrum Disorder is available as a Specialized Renewal for an existing NCI™‑certified instructor.
Note: these courses require 1 additional day of live virtual training. After registering, please call our Support Services team at 888.426.2184 to schedule your live virtual training.
Keeping Participants Safe. CPI is closely following the guidelines and recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local governments. We are updating our plans frequently, proactively communicating with our team to discuss programs, locations, hotels, and overall safety of locations. We are also making sure to limit class sizes to meet state and local guidelines on gatherings. Please contact CPI if you have any questions.
April 25, 2023
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April 27, 2023
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April 26, 2023
- April 28, 2023
Register for this Renewal program to maintain your status as a Certified Instructor.
To register for this program, you must be a Certified Instructor or Business Administrator and sign in to your account.
If your instructor certification has lapsed, register for this Recertification program to reinstate your certification status.
April 25, 2023
- April 26, 2023
Register for this program to refresh your skills before your renewal date. Available to Certified Instructors at no cost.
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