Alberta Council of Disability Services

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) No Holds training is currently offered virtually via Zoom and does not feature physical restraints. The course is inteneded for staff who do not require knowledge of restrictive interventions in their de-escalation techniques. This training meets standards for CET purposes.

All learners who complete this training will receive their Blue Cards Certification which meets CET guidelines.  This training is facilitated by CPI Certified ACDS instructor. 

Training covers: Prevention & Deceleration Strategies; Decision-making related to risk associated with crisis behaviour; and Post-Vention Approaches. 


ACDS Members: $52.50 + GST per learner 

Non-members: $75 + GST per learner 



Training is offered across two half days from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Registered learners will be emailed their individual Zoom links 24 hours prior to the session.  

Learner materials will be sent to the organization after confirmation of registration. Learners must complete the two sessions and pass the tests to receive their Blue Card. 

To register for our upcoming session please go to the Events page.  

We are also able to do exclusive session for organizations on request. Please email for details.