PA Dept. of Public Welfare, Bureau of Autism Services (BAS)

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The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Autism Services (BAS) has approved Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training for continuing education credit for the Act 62 Behavior Specialist License. Credit is available for both Certified Instructors and their participants.

For Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Certified Instructors
Individuals who have attended a four-day (24 hours of training) Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Instructor Certification Program taught by one of CPI’s Global Professional Instructors (a Crisis Prevention Institute employee), should use the following code: CPI1041.

Certified Instructors attending one of CPI’s three-day Advanced and Instructor Excellence Renewal Programs, taught by one of CPI’s Global Professional Instructors, should use the following codes to report their attendance in the advanced program:

  • Applied Physical TrainingSM: CPI1201
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Applications of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Training: CPI1040
  • Enhancing Verbal Skills: Applications of Life Space Crisis InterventionSM: CPI1202
  • Trauma-Informed Care: Implications for CPI's Crisis Development ModelSM: CPI1203


Shortly after a person attends the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Instructor Certification Program, or one of the Instructor Excellence Renewal Programs, CPI will send the Certified Instructor a certificate of training that will include the information needed to submit for continuing education credit to the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine. A copy of both sides of this certificate, as well as a copy of Form 5, will be needed.

If your certificate does not list BAS approval information on the back, please contact CPI’s CEU Coordinator for documentation that will include BAS approval codes(s). Page 6 of Form 5 should be completed by the applicant(s) for all trainings. Additionally, as required by the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine, Certified Instructors and/or their participants should forward Form 5 to CPI’s CEU Coordinator to sign off on page 7 and forward directly to the board. NOTE: “Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®” should be named as the training program on the form, which should also list the applicant’s personal information and state location where training was done. CPI’s CEU Coordinator can be reached at 877.877.5390 or ceu@crisisprevention.com.

For Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Certified Instructors’ Participants
Individuals who have attended a one-day or two-day (typically between 6–16 hours) Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program taught by one or more CPI Certified Instructors (typically a fellow employee within their organization), should use the following code: CPI1204.

Please note that CPI offers a variety of refresher training workbooks related to the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program that may be used to relay how CPI content relates to different topics (such as Trauma-Informed Care, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bullying Prevention, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, etc.). Participants should use the same code (CPI1204) to indicate that they have attended a program taught by a CPI Certified Instructor.

Participants who wish to receive continuing education credit for attending the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program should ask their Certified Instructor to contact CPI’s CEU coordinator to acquire a confirmation letter verifying the training provided. Participants will need to send a photocopy of the front of the completed CPI Blue Card™ confirmation(s) and the confirmation letter to the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine to receive credit for the trainings they attend. Page 6 of Form 5 should be completed by the applicant(s) for all trainings. Additionally, as required by the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine, Certified Instructors and/or their participants should forward Form 5 to CPI’s CEU Coordinator to sign off on page 7 and forward directly to the board. NOTE: “Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®” should be named as the training program on the form, which should also list the applicant’s personal information and state location where training was done.

For more information about obtaining continuing education hours for trainings that you attend and trainings that you conduct, please contact CPI's CEU Coordinator at 877.877.5390 or ceu@crisisprevention.com.

For more information about the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Autism Services (BAS), please visit: http://bastraining.tiu11.org/course/category.php?id=52.

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