Critical Incident Stress Management classes are often held following the Sharing Hope in Crisis (SHIC) seminar in the same location within six months of SHIC. Each RRT chaplain is required to take the SHIC and two of the CISM courses from the list provided below and in the chaplain application packet. Many people have had great training, but for the following reasons we adhere to this training protocol.

We use CISM for several main reasons:

  • It is recognized by FEMA, DHS, NVOAD, state governments and other Crisis Intervention and Disaster
    Response organizations.
  • It is available in a variety of locations across the USA and internationally.

RRT chaplains are asked to take at least two from the list below:

  • Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support (assisting individuals in crisis)
  • Pastoral Crisis 1
  • Pastoral Crisis 2
  • Emotional and Spiritual Care
  • Grief Following Trauma
  • CISM Application with Children
  • Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention
  • Law Perspective of CISM
  • Group Crisis Intervention

Each CISM course is approximately 13 hours long and is accredited by the University of Maryland for CEUʼs. Courses may vary in cost by location and class size. If you have submitted your chaplain application, please fax in a copy of your certificate for our records each time you complete a CISM course (704.401.3003 Attn. RRT).

Ongoing classes
Living Shield Ministries
Riverside, CA


Ongoing classes
The Academy National Institute
Lincolnton, NC


2-Day Course
Porterfield Baptist Church
Little Hocking, OH