Critical Incident Stress Management
Critical incidents cause powerful emotional reactions to the people who are impacted by them. This 14-day (7 credit) program will train you to effectively manage critical incidents, and in doing so help manage the emotional health and safety of those involved in a traumatic event.
2017/18 Program Applications due by
July 28, 2017
Courses in this certificate are open to individuals from a broad range of occupations and professions who may be required to provide or manage debriefing services following a critical incident. The certificate might be of specific interest to human resources, first responders such as firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement, front line responders such as emergency social services, crisis intervention, victim services, heathcare workers such as nurses, doctors, and child welfare workers.
The Critical Incident Stress Management Certificate is designed to train you to effectively manage critical incidents and protect the emotional health and safety of those involved in a traumatic event.
To successfully complete the certificate, you must attend the training in full, achieve 70% or higher on the written take-home exam and pass the CISM Simulation (CISM-1020). Courses must be completed within 3 years. Full attendance is required.
Graduates of the Critical Incident Stress Management Certificate can apply for certification with the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS). For more information on ATSS certification visit www.atss.info.
Courses (7 credits)
|Course Name||Course Code||Credits||Days|
|Introduction to Critical Incident Stress Management||CISM-1000||.5||1|
|Diversity & Trauma||CISM-1005||.5||1|
|Demobilization, Defusing and Crisis Management Debriefing||CISM-1010||1||2|
|Critical Incident Stress Debriefing||CISM-1015||1.5||3|
|Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Simulation||CISM-1020||.5||1|
|Managing Responses to Community Disasters||CISM-1025||.5||1|
|Psychological First Aid||CISM-1030||.5||1|
|Post-Critical Incident Stress Reactions||CISM-1035||.5||1|
|Effective Team Participation||CISM-1040||.5||1|
|Trauma, Children & Youth||CISM-1045||.5||1|
Books & Supplies
Course manuals are supplied when you attend class, and if purchase of books or other materials are required you will be advised of the details when you register.
- Non-Refundable Certificate Application Fee $75.
- The total cost to complete the CISM Certificate is approximately $2,800. Courses are paid for individually when you register for them.
- International tuition rates are calculated at 3 times domestic rates.
- For individual course fees please see course descriptions or class schedule.
2016-2017 Application deadline: August 29, 2016
Submit your online application form and the following:
- Please pay your $75.00 non-refundable application fee
- Applications will not be reviewed without fee payment
- Incomplete applications will not be considered
Submit payment and supporting documents
Mail or In-person:
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4
Attention Admissions: 604.528.5653
Once your application has been approved, please register for courses directly with Student Services at 604.528.5590 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is currently only available for the CISM-1000 Introduction to Critical Incident Stress Management course.
With the exception of the CISM-1000 Introduction to Critical Incident Stress Management course, Critical Incident Stress Management Certificate courses are usually restricted to students enrolled in the program. All exemptions must be approved through the Program Manager. For more information please email email@example.com or call 604.528.5608.
Last updated April 24, 2017