Suicide Prevention Training for Health Professionals

Updated: January 17, 2022

Beginning July 1, 2017, healthcare professionals required to complete a suicide prevention training must select a course from the Washington Model List. See the training requirements for health professional time and content requirements. We'll continue to add approved programs to this model list. Trainings must be reapproved every two years. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the reapproval of trainings has been delayed. Trainings can still be selected from the current Model List. All trainings will be checked for reapproval or removed by July of 2022.

The Department of Health is accepting applications for trainings to review for inclusion on the Model List of suicide training for health professionals. Only trainings that meet the minimum standards (PDF) will be included. See the program approval process for more information. The Department of Health will also be accepting applications for trainings seeking to fulfill the advanced standards requirements starting later in 2022. We will update this webpage with more information when it is available.

Starting July 2021, the following healthcare professions must take an advanced six-hour training for their second six-year continuing education requirement:

  • psychologists
  • marriage and family therapists
  • mental health counselors
  • advanced social workers
  • independent clinical social workers
  • social worker associates-advanced
  • social worker associates-independent

Please continue to take trainings off the regular Model List until advanced standards six-hour trainings are available.

Related links: Suicide Prevention Training Home | Training Requirements | Program Approval Process | Suicide Prevention Plan | Resources

Model List

Six-hour training for suicide assessment, treatment and management

Please note: The following professions are required to take a six-hour course: social workers, licensed mental health professionals, nurses, marriage and family therapists, naturopaths, osteopathic physicians/surgeons/physician assistants, physicians and physician assistants, psychologists, and retired active licensees of the above professions.

Training Program Provided by Setting
1st Steps in Suicide Prevention – Adults, Kids and Teens AA Premiere Continuing Education Online
About Suicide in Washington State ATrain Education, Inc. Online
Act Against Suicide: For Nurses Acute Care Education In Person or Online
Addressing Suicide Risk NAR Associates In Person or Online
All Patients Safe: Suicide Prevention for Medical Providers University of Washington, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services In Person or Online
ASIST 11.1 (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) LivingWorks In Person
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) Education Development Center In Person
Assessment, Clinical Management, and Treatment of Suicidality: Integrating Recent Advances into Clinical Treatment J&K Seminars Online, Home Study
Assessment, Treatment, and Management of Suicide Critical Concepts Consulting In Person or Online
Competency Based Training in Suicide Assessment and Management Barbara J. Limandri, PhD, PMHNP In Person
Everyone Can Save a Life: Suicide Prevention Training for Indian Health (* Includes culturally-informed perspectives) Puyallup Tribal Health Authority In Person or Online
Identifying, Assessing, and Responding to Suicide Risk Northwest Family Life Learning and Counseling Center In Person
Prevention Assessment and Understanding of Suicide (PAUSE) * DCYF Juvenile Rehabilitation employees only DCYF Juvenile Rehabilitation In Person or Online
QPR for Nurses QPR Institute Online
QPR for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and others QPR Institute Online
QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment & Risk Management QPR Institute In Person or Online
Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk: Essential Skills for Clinicians American Association of Suicidology In Person
Suicidality: Systemic Assessment and Intervention Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Online
Suicide and Self-Directed Violence, Risk Assessment, and Management (*Free for state employees) Luxton Labs LLC In Person
Suicide Assessment and Prevention NetCE Online
Suicide Assessment and Prevention for Washington Health Professionals Elite Professional Education, LLC Online
Suicide Assessment, Intervention and Treatment Crisis Connections In Person
Suicide Assessment, Prevention, and Management (*VA employees only) VA Puget Sound Healthcare System In Person or Online
Suicide Assessment, Referral, Treatment, & Management Healthcare Training Institute Online
Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Collaborative Management for Health Professionals Institute for Natural Resources (INR) In Person or Online
Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management At Health, Inc. Online
Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management Eastern Washington University In Person
Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management InforMed Online
Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management for Washington Healthcare Professionals Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc. Online
Suicide Prevention (* Community Health of Central Washington employees only) Community Health of Central Washington In Person
Suicide Prevention and Intervention for Washington State Healthcare Professionals (6 hours) Biologix Solutions LLC Online
Suicide Prevention Assessment, Treatment, and Risk Management of At-Risk Populations Relias Learning, LLC Online
Suicide Prevention Plan and Columbia Suicide Severity Risk Assessment (*Frontier Behavioral Health employees only) Frontier Behavioral Health In Person
Suicide Prevention Training Continuing Nursing Education (UWCNE), University of Washington School of Nursing Online
Suicide Prevention Training Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle, 206-374-0109 In Person
Suicide Prevention Training Diane Norell In Person
Suicide Prevention Training for Healthcare Professionals (6 hours) CEUFast, Inc Online
Suicide Prevention Training for Professionals (*located in Everett, WA) Citrine Health In Person
Suicide Prevention Training for Washington State Relias Learning, LLC Online
Suicide Prevention, Assessment and Management in Corrections (* Department of Corrections employees only) Department of Corrections In Person
Suicide Prevention, Assessment and Treatment (* Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care employees only) Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care In Person
Suicide Prevention, Treatment and Management CK Therapeutics, 509-850-6926 In Person
Suicide Prevention: New Interventions That Work Professional Psych Seminars, Inc. Online
Suicide Risk Assessment and Management (2022 Update) Behavioral Health CE Online
Training in Suicide Care for Physicians (*Primarily for physicians, physician assistants, and nurses) Jeffrey Sung, M.D. In Person
University of Washington Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) Training (* Introduction to CAMS with Focus on Initial Assessments and Single Session Intervention; for Mental Health Professionals) Center for Suicide Prevention and Recovery (CSPaR) In Person
Working Well with the Suicidal Patient Portland DBT Institute In Person
Working with Suicidal Clients Jeffrey Sung, M.D. In Person
Youth and Adult Suicide: Recognition, Assessment, and Treatment (*youth-specific content) Cascadia Training, LLC In Person
Three-hour training for suicide screening and referral

Please note: The following professions are required to take a six-hour course: social workers, licensed mental health professionals, nurses, marriage and family therapists, naturopaths, osteopathic physicians/surgeons/physician assistants, physicians and physician assistants, psychologists, and retired active licensees of the above professions.

Training Program Provided by Setting
1st Steps in Suicide Prevention AA Premiere Continuing Education Online
1-2-3 Suicide Prevention CE Group Online
About Suicide Screening, Referral, and Imminent Harm in Washington State, 3 units ATrain Education, Inc. Online
All Patients Safe: Suicide Prevention for Medical Providers University of Washington, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services In Person or Online
Changing Minds: Suicide Prevention for Healthcare Professionals Changing Minds In Person
Connect: Suicide Prevention (*located in Spokane, WA) (This site can only be viewed outside of our state governmental network) Connect Consulting and Development, connect2staci@gmail.com In Person
LEARN SAVES LIVES: Advanced Training for Educational Staff Associates Forefront Suicide Prevention at the University of Washington In Person
QPR for Occupational and Physical Therapists QPR Institute Online
QPR for Pharmacists QPR Institute Online
QPR for School Health Professionals (* Includes content on youth and school settings) QPR Institute In Person or Online
QPR Suicide Training Triage QPR Institute In Person or Online
Recognition and Referral Training FailSafe for Life In Person
safeTALK LivingWorks In Person
Suicide Assessment, Screening and Referral Crisis Connections In Person
Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management Eastern Washington University In Person
Suicide Awareness & Referral Training for Pharmacy Professionals Washington State Pharmacy Association In Person or Online
Suicide Awareness & Referral Training for Pharmacy Professionals MedBridge Online
Suicide Awareness, Assessment and Intervention for Allied Health Professionals Continued Online
Suicide Care for Chiropractors: Creating Connection and Hope Jeffrey Sung, M.D., drjcsung@yahoo.com In Person
Suicide Care for Physical and Occupational Therapists MedBridge Online
Suicide Intervention and Prevention Training for Washington Healthcare Professionals (3 hours) Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc. Online
Suicide Prevention and Intervention for Washington State Healthcare Professionals (3 hours) Biologix Solutions LLC Online
Suicide Prevention Screening & Referral with Special Emphasis on Imminent Harm via Lethal Means Jensen Suicide Prevention, Inc. In Person
Suicide Prevention Training for Professionals (*located in Everett, WA) Citrine Health In Person
Suicide Screening and Referral Elements Home CEU Connection Online
Suicide Screening and Referral Training CEUFast Online
Washington State Suicide Assessment and Referral OnlineCE.com and ChiroCredit.com Online
Three-hour training for pharmacists and dentists (suicide screening, referral and imminent harm via lethal means)

Please note: Pharmacists and dentists can choose from the three-hour trainings in this section or any of the six-hour trainings.

The following courses are not pharmacist or dentist-specific trainings but meet the minimum requirements for pharmacists and dentists.

Training Program Provided by Setting
1st Steps in Suicide Prevention AA Premiere Continuing Education Online
About Suicide Screening, Referral, and Imminent Harm in Washington State, 3 units ATrain Education, Inc. Online
All Patients Safe: Suicide Prevention for Medical Providers University of Washington, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services In Person or Online
Changing Minds: Suicide Prevention for Healthcare Professionals Changing Minds In Person
Connect: Suicide Prevention (*located in Spokane, WA) (This site can only be viewed outside of our state governmental network) Connect Consulting and Development, connect2staci@gmail.com In Person
LEARN SAVES LIVES: Advanced Training for Educational Staff Associates Forefront Suicide Prevention at the University of Washington In Person
QPR for Occupational and Physical Therapists QPR Institute Online
QPR for Pharmacists QPR Institute Online
Recognition and Referral Training FailSafe for Life In Person
Suicide Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention Therapeutic Research Center Healthcare Online
Suicide Assessment, Screening and Referral Crisis Connections In Person
Suicide Awareness & Referral Training for Pharmacy Professionals Washington State Pharmacy Association In Person or Online
Suicide Care for Chiropractors: Creating Connection and Hope Jeffrey Sung, M.D., drjcsung@yahoo.com In Person
Suicide Care for Physical and Occupational Therapists MedBridge Online
Suicide Intervention and Prevention Training for Washington Healthcare Professionals (3 hours) Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc. Online
Suicide Prevention and Intervention for Washington State Healthcare Professionals (3 hours) Biologix Solutions LLC Online
Suicide Prevention Screening & Referral with Special Emphasis on Imminent Harm via Lethal Means Jensen Suicide Prevention, Inc. In Person
Suicide Prevention Training for Professionals (*located in Everett, WA) Citrine Health In Person
Suicide Screening and Referral Training CEUFast Online