CPI Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training (NVCI)

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Training (Crisis Prevention Institute)

Upcoming Course Dates:

  • Thursday June 9, 2022

Price:  $300.00   tax is included in price

Limited spots available.   This course is held in a mixed format (with an in-person and virtual component).

Email: Please email training@shelteringtree.ca with questions regarding this course


Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) training is perfect for human service professionals who directly intervene in crisis situations, teaching de-escalation techniques as well as restrictive and nonrestrictive interventions. Throughout this training, completion of the training, participants will learn how to:​ 

  • Recognize the stages of an escalating crisis and evidence-based techniques to appropriately de-escalate
  • Utilize verbal and nonverbal communication to resolve a crisis before the situation becomes violent
  • Utilize decision-making skills to match the level of the response to the risk of the crisis, focusing on the least-restrictive response 
  • Implement physical intervention techniques to help handle aggressive behaviour in the least restrictive and safest approach

At the completion of the training, participants will receive a CPI Blue Card certification.


This course is held in a mixed format, with both a virtual and in-person training component.

The virtual training will be emailed to all registrants at least ten (10) days prior to the in-person training date. The virtual component of the training will take approximately 3 to 4 hours to complete. The virtual component of the training must be complete prior to attending the in-person training date.

Registrants who register for open courses with less than ten (10) days will be sent the virtual training within 24 hours of registering, however, again, please be advised that this must be completed prior to attending the in-person session.

The in-person training component will be held at The Sheltering Tree’s head office, located at 425 Lindsay Road, Peterborough ON, K9J 6X3.

At the completion of the training, participants will receive a CPI Blue Card certification.


If you need to cancel your registration within eight (8) days or more prior to your scheduled NVCI training, The Sheltering Tree will issue you a full refund. If a cancellation is made with seven (7) or fewer days prior to the scheduled NVCI training, you will be given credit to attend a future NVIC training provided by the Sheltering Tree. 

For cancellations or questions, please contact: training@shelteringtree.ca

COVID-19 – Cancellation Policy

The health and safety of our event participants, staff, and community is our top priority. We are closely following the guidelines and recommendations of the local health unit and the Ontario Government regarding group gatherings and we are assessing the situation daily. We are updating our plans frequently and proactively communicating with our team. We are also making sure to limit class sizes to meet provincial and local guidelines.

Due to the nature of this unprecedented pandemic, NVCI Training Events may be cancelled or postponed with or without sufficient notice. The Sheltering Tree will communicate any cancellations with all registered participants as soon as possible. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be issued a full refund. Participants who require a certification may be given the option to complete the training virtually.


If you would like more information on this or any other program The Sheltering Tree offers please contact the main office at 705-743-5689 or office@shelteringtree.ca