What Is a CPI Certification?

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The Crisis Prevention Institute offers courses that train individuals how to diffuse hostile situations without using violence. After an individual completes the training, they will receive a CPI certification.

CPI training is a useful tool for human services professionals, including hospital staff, school teachers, police and businesses that deal with individuals that may become defensive, unruly or violent. CPI’s core philosophy is to maintain “Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security,” and is the foundation for its training programs.

The “Nonviolent Crisis Intervention” program is the most popular program offered at CPI and is considered the worldwide standard in crisis prevention training. As of 2014, over 8 million people have received CPI certification.