Nonviolent Crisis Prevention & Intervention Training (CPI) focuses on prevention and equips individuals with proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage.

Highlights of CPI training include:

  • Reducing the risk of injury
  • Complying with legislative mandates
  • Meeting regulatory/accreditation standards
  • Improving staff retention
  • Minimizing exposure to liability
  • Promoting care, welfare, safety, and security

Program objectives are broken into Units I-VII with an emphasis on preventive techniques. Unit VIII focuses on team intervention including staff attitudes and professionalism. Units IX-X provide opportunities for role-playing and postvention (finding ways after a crisis to help avoid a future event).


  • Initial Certification Training
    • All school personnel involved in physical restraint must receive annual training on de-escalation techniques and the use of appropriate restraint and professionally accepted practices in physical management and the use of isolation and seclusion.
  • Re-certification Training
    • For administrators, teachers, and staff who have previously been trained in CPI.
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Certification training can be held at your school district for fees plus travel expenses. Contact Kali Binkley at 573-230-9159 or email to schedule in-district training sessions.


Kali Binkley

Improvement Consultant - PBIS