CE Credit and Certificate Program

Clinician 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, Overdose Lifeline has developed layperson and clinician CE courses and a Certificate Program on Addiction / Substance Use Disorder with an Opioid Specialization.

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 personal, specifically for Mental Illness, Addiction & Disabilities IC 5-2-1-9(g)

The courses and the certificate program are structured to support the educational needs of law enforcement, healthcare professionals, students, and the layperson. The courses / program assists in building knowledge and competency in the underserved area - substance use disorder/opioid crisis.

An individual may pursue individual course CE credits or complete the entire Certificate Program (20 credits). The Certificate Program is in development with 9 CE Credits available today and the remaining courses due in early 2020.
About Certificate Program

CE Accreditations

  • Nursing: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

  • Pharmacy: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

  • Physician: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

  • Other CE Areas: AMA PRA Category 1™ (ACCME) which will service all other clinical and layperson CEs

  • First Responders: Law Enforcement Training Board Accredited Training Provider

Self-Paced Online Learning 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 an opioid misuse/addiction or overdose.

The course library includes courses for individual learning and continuing education or as trainer programs that allow an individual to license the course material and be trained to deliver 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.

  • Start your course. Pause. Return when convenient. Your progress is tracked - allowing you to pick-up where you last left off.

  • Certificate delivered upon sucessfull course completion.

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

What People Are Saying

The Opioid Public Health Crisis

"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 learned a lot about what contributed to the Opioid Epidemic. I was unfamiliar with statistics that related to the overdose epidemic and they are staggering. I also appreciated learning how Naloxone works in the body and how it reverses effects of an overdose."

"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."

What People Are Saying

The Brain and the Disease of Addiction

"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."

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

"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."

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