Act 71 training is now available as an asynchronous/self-paced 8-part course (30 minutes each) on the Prevent Suicide  PA website. The courses are free.

To take the courses, you’ll need to establish a user account and click on the “Suicide Prevention for Educators Courses.” The website captures a transcript of courses completed and the date they were successfully completed. You can print that transcript by clicking on “My Profile” and provide it to your district as proof of completion.

Course Description: Suicide Prevention for Educators

This 8-part course consists of 30-minute modules that meet the requirements of Act 71 of 2014, requiring a minimum of four hours of training on suicide prevention every five years. These series were developed in collaboration with the Deleware County Intermediate Unit. Each class consists of a pre-quiz, video training module, and post-quiz. Additionally, when you complete all eight classes, you may print a certificate indicating the number of training hours completed to submit to your school administrator.

Jennifer Anderson
Safe Schools Regional Coordinator
(814) 940-0223 x1320