Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the three- and six-hour courses? Do I have to complete all six hours?
The training is comprised of a three-hour basic course and a three-hour advanced course. In the basic course, you will learn the role providers play in suicide prevention and how to effectively educate patients. In the advanced course, you will build on the skills learned in the basic course.
Everyone (3-hour course):
Understand your role in suicide prevention
Educate patients and clients on how to make their homes safer
Integrate suicide prevention approaches into your personal and professional life
Medical Professionals (6-hour course):
Content from 3-hour course plus:
Integrate screening, safety, and assessment tools into your practice
Advocate for protocol and practice changes to improve suicide prevention care
Both the three-hour and six-hour versions of this course meet Washington State's licensure requirements for health care providers to assist in reducing suicide through improved training. The number of hours you are required to complete is based on licensure. Please refer to your licensure requirements to determine how many hours of training you will need to complete.
Are Continuing Medical Education (CME) or Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits available for completing this training?
Yes, both CME and CNE are available for completing this training, however; obtaining CME or CNE after completing the training is not a requirement for the Washington State Suicide Prevention licensure. CME or CNE credits cost $25. All providers planning to apply for CME or CNE credit are responsible for paying this fee. See the CE Credit page for more information.
CME: Eligible participants can earn up to a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ depending on the number of hours completed. Participants planning to apply for CME credits must complete the online educational activity followed by an evaluation and a post-test. The evaluation and post-test will be emailed within 3 business days of course completion. To be eligible for CME, participants must receive a minimum score of 75% on the post-test, with two attempts allowed. After successfully completing the post-test, participants must submit an attendance verification form to the UW CME office with CME fee payment ($25).
CNE: Professionals who wish to receive a contact hour certificate must 1) complete all course requirements and 2) register online after completing the activity and pay a recordkeeping fee of $25 (VISA or Mastercard in US Funds). You will be able to print your own certificate online and have access to your records online for at least six years.
Do I have to obtain CME or CNE credits once I complete the training?
No. Obtaining CME or CNE credits is optional and is not required to fulfill your Washington State suicide prevention licensure.
What is the process for taking the training?
The process is easy. Simply register for the training and follow the instructions in the follow-up email. You may be required to create a Learning Management System account to access the training.
Can I come back to the training after I have started it?
Yes. You may complete the training in multiple sessions; you may also return to the training after you have completed it. You can log back into the training at any time using your username and password.
For UWP members using the UW Medicine LMS, find your registration confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org. This email will have your training link. If you can't find this email, please contact us. Please allow three business days for a response. For problems accessing the UW Medicine LMS, please contact the helpdesk at email@example.com.
If you are not a UWP member, go to http://learn.uwpsychiatry.org and log in using your username and password. If you have forgotten your password, click on the “Forgot Password” link below the sign in fields. Your username is the email that you used to create the account. If you are having difficulty logging in, contact us for help. Please allow three business days for a response.
REGISTRATION & ELIGIBILITY
How many hours do I have to take to fulfill my suicide prevention licensure requirements in Washington State?
Because the hours of training and frequency of training differ depending on your profession, please visit Suicide Prevention Training for Health Professionals for detailed information.
I am both a member of the University of Washington Physicians (UWP) and Seattle Children's active medical staff or a member of Seattle Children's Care Network (SCCN). Which affiliation do I use for registration?
Please choose the organization where you spend more of your time.
What do I do if I’ve lost my training link?
If you are a UWP member (including UW residents and fellows) find your registration confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org in your inbox. This email will have your training link.
For problems accessing the UW Medicine LMS, please contact the helpdesk at email@example.com.
If you are not a UWP member, go to http://learn.uwpsychiatry.org and log in using your username and password.
If you cannot find the link or are having difficulty logging in, contact us for help. Please allow three business days for a response.
I’ve forgotten my username and/or password. How do I access the training?
If you are a UWP member (including UW residents and fellows), please contact the helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org for help recovering your username and password.
If you are not a UWP member, go to http://learn.psychiatry.org and click on the “Forgot Password” link below the sign in fields. Your username is the email that you used to create the account.
How do I get technical assistance or other help?
If you need additional technical assistance, please contact us.
I signed up to take the 6-hour training, but now I just want to take the 3-hour training or I signed up to take the 3-hour training, but now I want to take the 6-hour training. What do I do?
Contact us so we can change your registration status in our database to ensure you are registered for the correct course.