Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Non Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI)

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) training is helpful in equipping staff with positive strategies for handling difficult situations. 

In this training, participants learn to organize their thinking about how behavior escalates and respond appropriately, as well as gain practical skills for safely managing and preventing difficult behavior with the focus on prevention.  Participants learn proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage to reduce the risk of injury, minimize liability and promote safety, welfare and security.

Prairie Lakes AEA offers two Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training (CPI) options. 

Initial - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) Training
This eight-hour class is taught by PLAEA CPI certified staff. It offers practical skills and strategies to safely manage disruptive or difficult behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care, including how to safely practice physical disengagement and restraints. This training is for a building/district crisis response team of 3-5 staff members and offers full CPI certification which is valid for two years. Cost - $50 per participant.

Remaining 2019-2020 Initial Training Dates and Locations:
March 13, 2020: Fort Dodge ICCC East Campus
April 8, 2020: Storm Lake PLAEA Office

Refresher - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) Training
This four-hour class is taught by PLAEA CPI certified staff. It offers a refresher of the practical skills and strategies learned in the initial full-day training. This training is only available to participants who have completed and passed the full training within the past two years. Cost - $25 per participant

Remaining 2019-2020 Refresher Training Dates and Locations:
February 14, 2020: Pocahontas PLAEA Office

Registration for all CPI courses is now available through the AEA Professional Learning Registration System:

  • PL - CPI: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training - Initial (Full Day) Course #182160
  • PL - CPI: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training - Refresher Course #182158

Access the Professional Learning Registration System  

Username and password log in page for the new registration system

For additional information, contact Shawna Badenhorst.


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