Suicide Risk Assessment Competency Certification Exam

  • CE Credits: 10
  • Course Type: Online
  • Course Completion Time: 10 hours
  • Price: $199

Course Features

  • Videos
  • Audio
  • Interactive Practice Challenges
  • Thought challenges
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Surveys
  • Social Learning
  • Rich Content

Course Description

Suicide Risk Assessment Competency Certification Exam: This course provides an orientation to competency evaluation and our skills examination process.

To prepare for the Certification Exam, up to ten hours of practice sessions with other learners is available in our encrypted chat rooms.

Practice sessions are also available with Institute staff for a separate fee. Practice sessions may be completed off site as well.

The final examination requires learners to prepare a portfolio of three complete interventions, assessments, and collaborative crisis plans for expert review and scoring. This "work product" portfolio must be based on case scenario role-plays provided in the course by the QPR Institute. These documents must demonstrate engagement, basic helpings skills, a comprehensive suicide risk assessment, and a detailed collaborative crisis plan and/or treatment plan (if the learner is a mental health professional).

A personal interview is followed by the awarding of the certificate. Ten hours of National Board of Certified Counselors continuing education credit is awarded.

Continuing Education Credit

Our courses should qualify for continuing education for most professions.

Counselors: The QPR Institute is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Nurses: Varies with state or organizational membership.

Physicians: Application for CME pending.

Note: Since many professions have their own continuing education credentialing and certification processes, please submit the course description and required hours to complete to your own accrediting body for approval. Or, we are happy to provide reviewer access to any of these courses to make their own determinations.

Reviewer Access and for questions about CEs: Please contact Brian Quinnett, National Training Coordinator at for complimentary review access.