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Suicide Prevention Training Requirement

Indiana Department of Education Suicide Prevention Training Requirement for Licensure 

As of July 1, 2013, all individuals applying for an initial teaching license (includes instructional, student services and administrative licenses) are required to show evidence of successfully completing education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a student may be considering suicide.

This requirement can be met through completion of a training module through the Purdue Extended Campus at http://www.distance.purdue.edu/youthincrisis. There is a $50 fee charged in order to register and complete the module if you are not a currently enrolled education student at the Purdue University West Lafayette campus.  If you are a currently enrolled education student at Purdue University West Lafayette, your instructor or academic advisor can provide you with a code that will allow you to access the module and complete it free of charge.

After successful completion of the module, a certificate will be issued to you.  That certificate must be uploaded to the state’s online licensing system when you apply for licensure.  Be sure to keep a copy of your certificate!  It cannot be reissued.  You will need to complete the module again if you lose it.

For a list of other suicide prevention training and resources, visit the Indiana Department of Education website at http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/suicide-prevention-training.


Note:  The completion of the module is meant to satisfy Indiana licensing requirements but is not meant to certify that the individual is trained or qualified in the area of suicide assessment.