About Overdose Lifeline, Inc.

Overdose Lifeline, Inc. (ODL) is an Indiana-based nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities affected by the disease of addiction / substance use disorder through advocacy, education, harm reduction, prevention, resources, and support.

The organization has been on the front-lines of the opioid epidemic since 2014. Today, Overdose Lifeline works with more than 580 organizations, in 30+ U.S. states, using one or more of our educational and training programs.

Visit our main website OverdoseLifeline.org for more information about our programs and resources.

Healthcare and Layperson Continuing Education and Certificate Program

CE Credits for Healthcare Professionals and Laypersons

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 Certificate Program on Addiction / Substance Use Disorder with an Opioid Specialization.

The course and the certificate program are structured to support the educational needs of healthcare professionals, students, and the layperson. The courses / program assists laypersons and clinicians 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 online courses provide the following CE credit accreditations:

Nursing: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) — See Courses

Pharmacy: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) — See Courses

Physician: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) — See Courses

Other: AMA PRA Category 1™ (ACCME) which will service all other clinical and layperson CEs — See Courses

First Responder Continuing Education and Certificate Program

CE Credits / Service Hours for First Responders

In addition to clinician and layperson 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). First Responders may take individual courses for continuing education credits or complete the entire 20-hour certificate program.

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. 

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About the Certificate Program

The Advanced Certificate Program is designed for people with demanding schedules. Courses may be taken in any order. On your own schedule — at your own pace.

You will complete eight online courses and a practicum activty. The courses include activities and discussions to build your knowledge and skill sets. Each course includes "Check Your Knowledge" activities to assist in preparing for the course final exam.