Course Description

Indiana First Responder Naloxone Course will Teach You How to Respond to an Opioid Overdose and Administer Naloxone.

This course includes 2018 CDC data sets.

Addiction / Substance use disorders (SUDs) are a major public health concern in the United States. Nearly 20 million Americans 12 years of age or older have SUD, with 2.5 million Americans having a SUD involving either prescription opioids or heroin.

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Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Sponsored Training

The fees for this CE course and two other online courses are sponsored through a grant from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) for corrections and probations, first responders, and schools in 49 identified rural Indiana counties. The three courses provide 6.5 in-service training hours. ISDH is also sponsoring on-site and live web department/staff training and trainer materials through this grant.

More information about the ISDH sponsored training HERE

U.S. Surgeon General Advisory

Expanding the awareness and availability of this medication "naloxone" is a key part of the public health response to the opioid epidemic.

Naloxone is a medication that reverses respiratory depression from opioid overdose if given in time. Paramedics routinely administer naloxone to opioid overdose victims in the prehospital setting. In response to the national opioid public health crisis, U.S. states have changed laws to increase access to the medication through first responders and lay public sectors.

Community-Wide Effort Required

"No single organization or person can address the multitude of services needed to help people affected by mental health or substance use conditions… the best sources are the people who live, serve, and work in the community and the best results are often seen when they undertake such action together." — SAMHSA, One Voice, One Community

Course Reviewer

The course material has been reviewed by subject matter expert: Carl A. Rochelle, Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP) and Brad Ray, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana.

What You Will Learn

  • You will acquire a foundational understanding of the opioid public health crisis and the overdose epidemic.

  • The ability to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose.

  • How to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone (Intranasal: Adapt and Amphastar).

Accredited Continuing Education

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).

For first responders in other states, 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. 

CE Credit Course Requirements

  • 100% course completion

  • 80% (minimum) passing grade on the final exam

  • Complete the course ending survey

How to Receive CE Credit(s)

During course registration you will be prompted to select your CE Credit area. You should select "First Responder".

Upon successful completion of the course you will be issued a certificate which includes the information required to submit to Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board. The specific information required includes:

Overdose Lifeline’s Provider Number: #47-1333720. 

Continuing Education / Training Hours: 1.5

Course Number: IN-FRN15

Please follow the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board procedure below to ensure your training is properly reported, 

  1. Register for the classes at the provider’s website.
  2. Complete the class and all the requirements with a passing score.
  3. Print the certificate of completion or other documentation that indicates your successful completion of the class.
  4. Report the training by submitting a copy of the certificate and provide the LETB Certified Training Provider number to your department Training Coordinator.
  5. The Training Coordinator will report the training through Acadis as part of your annual in-service training using the LETB Certified Training Provider number for the organization that presented the online training. 


For first responders in other states, 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. 

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Additional Course Notes

  • There are no prerequisites for this course. We recommend you consider “The Brain and the Disease of Addiction — 2.0 CE Credits” online course ($30.00) for a working understanding of the chronic disease of addiction.

  • This course includes a "Certificate of Completion" delivered upon 100% course completion, achievement of 80% (minimum) passing grade on the final exam, and completing the course ending survey. Certificates expire in 2 years.

  • The course may be accessed from a computer, tablet or mobile device. Internet access is required as are speakers for audio.

    The following web browsers are supported: Desktop - Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Edge. Note the course platform does not support Internet Explorer. Mobile - iOS Safari: 11 and up, Chrome, Samsung Internet.

  • The course will remain available in your account for six months - allowing you to complete the course at your own pace and return to the course later for review of key concepts.