First Responder Continuing Education
Addiction / Substance Use Disorder with an Opioid Specialization
Overdose Lifeline has developed CE courses and a 20-hour certificate program on Addiction / Substance Use Disorder with an Opioid Specialization.
An individual may pursue individual course CE credits or complete the entire Certificate Program (20 credits).
The courses / program assists First Responders in building knowledge and competency in the underserved area - substance use disorder/opioid crisis.
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is sponsoring training fees for the three courses for corrections and probations, first responders, and schools in 49 identified rural counties.
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 states other than 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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100% course completion
80% (minimum) passing grade on the final exam
Complete the course ending survey
During course registration you will be prompted to select your CE Credit area. You should select "IN 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 #47-1333720.
Continuing Education / Training Hours
Please follow the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board procedure below to ensure your training is properly reported,
(IT IS THE DEPARTMENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO REPORT THE TRAINING, NOT THE PROVIDER)
If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
"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
The Overdose Lifeline continuing education courses assist law enforcement, laypersons and clinicians in building knowledge and competency in the underserved area - substance use disorder / opioid health crisis.
Allowing individuals across community sectors to work together more efficiently and effectively in prevention efforts and to better serve those affected.