Suicide Intervention
Taking Flight International

Suicide Intervention Certification Course Benefits   

Course Benefits 


1. Certification by Taking Flight International Corporation following completion of all requirements and achieving a passing grade on the final exam.

2. The Suicide Intervention Certification course is accredited by the Canadian Counsel of Professional Certification (CCPC Global).

3. Suicide Intervention Certification is worth 52 Continuing Education Unit (CEUs) hours, toward certification and re-certification as an Addictions Counselor, with the Canadian Addictions Certified Counselors Federation (CACCF) and toward international certification and re-certification with the international body for certified alcohol and drug counselors (ICADC).


 Upon Certification

 Upon certification graduates may:

  1. Provide information and support to those at risk for suicide. 
  2. Support and counsel those bereaved by suicide.
  3. Provide community education related to suicide prevention, and immediate and long-term interventions.
  4. Apply to CCPC Global to be recognized globally as a Certified Suicide Intervention Counselor and use the acronym (CSIC). Application to CCPC Global must be made within one year following completion of the training. Re-certification is required annually.
  5. Apply this certification for 52 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) toward certification and/or recertification as an Addictions Counselor with the Canadian Addictions Certified Counselors Federation (CACCF), and with the international certifying body, ICADC.
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Unit Four was the best part for me as I needed the help and healing working through my grief. The art was very helpful in expressing myself in a way I’m not used to.  Then going over the art afterwards was very eye opening.  I’m excited to start journaling for 1 month to see what my purpose is and to reflect. I’m also excited today to learn self care as I tend to worry about everyone else but not myself.

 Lori Hiitola,

Nursing Supervisor, High Level, Alberta. 

1) For years, all the training I took was “down and under” focused, so I was very hesitant to take part or feel comfortable with suicide incidents, although in my professional and personal life I had no choice. After this training I feel very confident that I can now help someone at risk knowing the “up and out” component and the methods learned i.e. grounding and art therapy.

2) The combination (Four-Part Model) makes sense as the theory and experiences allowed me to use my Left Brain knowledge to stir my Right Brain to be more able to express all my feelings.

3) I especially like the Crisis Intervention Healing Model.  It is so concise and easy to follow.

4) I liked best the safety and professionalism is which the sessions were instructed.

Karen Benwell,

Registered Nurse, High Level, Alberta.

 I learned more about the factors of suicide and how it not only affects the individual but everyone else around them as well. Most importantly I learned how to heal those people.When there is a suicide, often people forget about the ones bereaved and it's important that we covered that.

Maureen-Ward Cassie, 

 CEO at Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc., Maskwacis, Alberta.

I always enjoy professionals displaying their counselling methods, and I learn a lot by watching Dr. Simington seamlessly weave into counselling, instruction, and guided imagery with passion and persuasion. The assessments and how to use them are what I really liked, and the Unit 3 Interventions- those were my money days.

Burton O'Soup, 

Mental Health Therapist, Yorkton Tribal Council, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

I found the theory to be fascinating.  Jane is a wise woman.  Having experienced the practices using the skills was so immensely life giving.  Everything looks good on paper but actually experiencing it gives validity to it and confidence to the student.

Sue MacDonald, 

United Church Clergy, Vulcan, Alberta.

The group exercises helped me to understand and realize how deeply suicide impacts individuals and family. The guided imagery was what helped me focus and deal with my personal family issues. I very much enjoy the methods and hands-on practices. The creativity empowered my positive growth.

Lois Lafferty, 

Counselor, Fort Smith, Northwest Territories.

 I have so much new knowledge and feel it can be integrated easily. I now have the language to assist those with suicide ideation and I am now able to assess it more quickly. Knowledge of bereaved person(s) by suicide was good learning and it build my confidence. I also like the Grief Counseling Model and practice. Using the Down & Under Questions / Up & Out Questions was valuable learning. I did anticipate personal healing and welcomed that opportunity. What I learned most in this program is how acute grief, integrated grief, and complicated grief are clearly defined. That helps me to work in each sub-category.

Things I like best about this program are: The opportunity to practice on other participants, the Open Book Exam, and the clarity of instructions.


Doreen Waskewitch-Rosa,

MMWIG Educator and Counselor, St. Paul, Alberta.