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.
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.
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.
Learn & Demonstrate Your Knowledge
Gain Hands-on Experience in CAMS
Attend and participate on 4 one hour consultation calls to ask questions and discuss cases when using CAMS with patients.
Provide your current license.
Clinician Locator Consent
Opt in or opt out of our public clinician locator.
Review of Completed Suicide Status Forms
Provide evidence of your specific CAMS experience through redacted SSF forms and engage CAMS for a professional review.
Suicide Specific Professional Experience
Provide information regarding your professional experience with treating suicidality.
More requirements for certification
Reaffirm & Deepen Your Knowledge in CAMS
Broaden Your CAMS Training
Stay Up to Date
Annual CAMS Foundation Refresher
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.