Introducing CAMS Trained & CAMS Certification

The Official Designations earned by clinicians who are competent in the CAMS Framework™

Our mission is to save lives through effective care by training clinicians to treat suicidal patients. We have developed CAMS TRAINED and CAMS CERTIFIED designations, which licensed clinicians can achieve through completing training and gaining hands-on experience in the CAMS Framework™. Becoming CAMS TRAINED or CAMS CERTIFIED requires the completion of a specific set of Training Elements. Learn more about these below. Together, we can reduce the rate of suicide across the world!

Becoming CAMS TRAINED

CAMS TRAINED is the first designation released by CAMS-care for clinicians willing to treat suicidal patients using CAMS. This level requires you to complete an online course, participate in hands on experience, and demonstrate your knowledge in CAMS. You will also be asked to provide basic professional credentials. Clinicians who achieve the CAMS TRAINED designation are eligible to appear in our clinician locator, a tool intended for those seeking help for suicidality.

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Becoming CAMS CERTIFIED

CAMS CERTIFIED, coming 2021. This advanced designation requires additional online education, proof of the application of CAMS, and an online competency evaluation within a clinician’s experience. CAMS CERTIFIED is still in development and subject to change. We recommend you become CAMS TRAINED first as all elements of CAMS TRAINED apply when becoming CAMS CERTIFIED.
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Training Elements Overview

The following table provides a detailed overview of the specific tasks required for the CAMS TRAINED and CAMS CERTIFIED elements. If you are logged into your account, this table will update to show details of your status for each Training Element. If you are interested in becoming CAMS TRAINED, we encourage you to begin by taking our Online Foundational Video Course.

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Learn & Demonstrate Your Knowledge

Online Foundational Video Course

Complete the 3 hour online video course of Dr. Jobes working with a patient and completing the Suicide Status Form

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Demonstrate Your Knowledge

Earn 3 CE credits for the Foundational Video Course of CAMS or complete the free Test Your Knowledge in CAMS test successfully.

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Gain Hands-on Experience in CAMS

Role Play Training

Earn 7 hours of training in CAMS and the Suicide Status Form with role play trainings supervised by a CAMS expert. This also requires completing an online survey.

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Consultation Calls

Attend and participate on 4 one hour consultation calls to ask questions and discuss cases when using CAMS with patients.

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Professional Information

Licensing Documentation

Provide your current license.

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Clinician Locator Consent

Opt in or opt out of our public clinician locator.

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Review of Completed Suicide Status Forms

Provide evidence of your specific CAMS experience through redacted SSF forms and engage CAMS for a professional review.

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Suicide Specific Professional Experience

Provide information regarding your professional experience with treating suicidality.

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More requirements for certification

Reaffirm & Deepen Your Knowledge in CAMS

Read the Book

Read Managing Suicidal Risk; a Collaborative Approach, 2nd Edition by Dr. David Jobes and certify to having done so.

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Book CEs

Earn 6 CE credit hours for reading the book and passing the online test.

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Broaden Your CAMS Training

Teens

Teens Online Video Course

Complete the 1 hour online video course focused on addressing suicidality in Teens & Kids.

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Teens Course CEs

Earn 1 CE credit hour for completing the Teens Online Video Course passing the online test.

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Difficult Cases

Difficult Cases Online Video Course

Complete the 1 hour online video course focused on address difficult patient cases.

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Difficult Cases Course CEs

Earn 1 CE credit hour for completing the Difficult Cases Video Course passing the online test.

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Malpractice

Malpractice Issues Course CEs

Earn 1 CE credit hour for completing the Malpractice Issues Video Course passing the online test.

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Malpractice Issues Online Video Course

Complete the 1 hour online video course focused on understanding Malpractice liability when treating suicidal patients.

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Stay Up to Date

Annual CAMS Foundation Refresher
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Training & Learning Methods

In order to learn and gain experience with the CAMS Framework™, we have developed a number of training courses and learning activities that clinicians can use to enhance their knowledge and gain experience with the CAMS framework. All training experiences are now available through our website, including remote online learning. Clinicians can also use these experiences to gain valuable CEs from professional organizations such as APA, NASW, and NBCC.

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