20-Credit Advanced Certificate Program

Addiction / Substance Use Disorder with an Opioid Specialization

CE Credit and Certificate Program

Clinician, First Responders and Layperson

Overdose Lifeline has developed continuing education (CE) courses and a 20-hour Certificate Program on Addiction / Substance Use Disorder with an Opioid Specialization.

Build Knowledge and Competency in the Underserved Area of Substance Use Disorder

One may pursue individual course CE credits or complete the entire Certificate Program (20 credits). 

Continuing Education for Clinicians and Layperson

In partnership with Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education, and funding from the Employers Forum of Indiana and the Amerisource Bergen Foundation, the clinician and layperson continuing education online courses are accredited for: 

Nursing: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) | View Courses

Pharmacy: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) | View Courses 

Physician: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) | View Courses

Other CE Areas: AMA PRA Category 1™ (ACCME) which will service all other healthcare clinical and layperson CE hours | View Courses

Continuing Education for First Responders

As an approved Law Enforcement Training Board training provider (#47-1333720), Overdose Lifeline online training courses meet annual in-service training requirements for Indiana Law Enforcement officers and support personnel, specifically for Mental Illness, Addiction & Disabilities IC 5-2-1-9(g).

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Outside of Indiana: before beginning any of the Overdose Lifeline online courses we recommend that you verify that the course is of suitable subject matter and content for annual in-service training with your department’s Certified Instructor.

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About the Overdose Lifeline Courses

Continuing Education and Trainer Programs

Overdose Lifeline has worked with subject matter experts to develop a series of educational courses specific to the opioid health crisis and addiction / substance use disorder.

These training courses are for individuals, parents, healthcare professionals, first responders, businesses, and organizations who are working to prevent and reduce the effects of the opioid public health crisis and addiction / substance use disorder. As well as groups who serve individuals at risk for opioid misuse / addiction or overdose.

The learning library includes courses for individual learning and continuing education or as trainer programs that allow an individual to license the course material and be certified to deliver the course within their local community(ies).

Take online courses from anywhere. Completing the coursework when it is convenient for you.

  • On Your Schedule - At Your Own Pace

  • Gain knowledge or fulfill educational or professional requirements

  • Your progress is tracked - allowing you to pick-up where you last left off

  • Certificate delivered upon successful course completion

  • Also available as train-the-trainer courses and licensed programming

What People Are Saying About the Online Courses

  • “I have never thought of shopping, materialistic items as a comparison to fill a void to make one feel better. Excellent comparison to bridge that gap and find commonality."

    "This helped me understand what I can personally do to help my family and others and that the solutions work when all are used, and everyone works together."

    "I developed a better understanding of how illicit drugs affect the brain and why it is so difficult to actually recover."

  • "In the past when I thought about stigma and addiction, I typically thought about how another person (family member, neighbor) stigmatize someone with this disease. I now have a better understanding of how stigma from other areas of ones' life (medical communities, law enforcement, etc.) affects someone with this disease."

    "This course allowed me to truly understand the science behind the disease, which allowed me to really grasp addiction in terms of a disease rather than a moral failing."

  • "As a public health educator, this course gave me a fantastic overall view of addiction, the opioid crisis (both historically and currently), and how to help."

    "I now have a better understanding of efforts the community and I personally can take to help with the opioid and overdose epidemic."

    "I have developed a basic understanding of addiction and will be able to articulate this information to classes of middle school students and college students, in the near future. I also have a greater understanding of terminology used to describe patterns of addition."