CRI Academy

CRI Academy is the online extension of Crisis Response International’s certified and internationally recognized training program designed to train and equip new responders and provide advanced training for previously trained responders who desire to advance their skills.

CRI Academy provides the opportunity for you to train in the comfort of your home or office and allows flexibility to work at your own pace according to your schedule.

Should you decide to complete Course 1 in order to deploy as a CRI Responder or simply become better equipped to make an impact in your sphere of influence, we know you will find the training invaluable.

We have designed our online courses for individual use only. For information about use of CRI Academy in small groups, please email

Read about specially designed interactive video seminars for churches here.

Online Courses & Overview

Completion of Course 1 will make you eligble to become a certified CRI Responder and deploy with CRI (in a volunteer capacity).  In addition, you will recieve a certificate of completion, CRI badge and additional gear.  We will also provide you with information and helpful tools on how to fundraise and set up your own personal deployment account.

We offer several of our courses “bundled” for a discounted price. Interested in becoming certified to volunteer with CRI and join our Chaplaincy Team?  Choose Course 1 and the Chaplaincy bundle to save.

Participation in CRI Academy requires you to watch a series of videos and complete brief quizzes along the way as you advance through a determined sequence of topics.

Responder Level System

At the end of your course, you will be asked to create your own personal responder profile in our Responder Level System (RLS) or update your existing profile.

The RLS is designed to keep your credentials updated with your training and deployment achievements and will ensure you receive all CRI Responder benefits, CRI gear, deployment notifications and updated badges. Learn more about the Responder Level System.


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