Course 1

CRI Academy is the online extension of Crisis Response International’s disaster relief and crisis response training and certification program. Our vision is to train and mobilize people just like you to crisis situations around the world to bring God's love and mercy where it's most needed.

Course 1 has been newly revised to be completed in 10 hours and is designed to impart the basic knowledge, values, and skills an individual needs to become a CRI Responder. 

Course 1 includes topics such as disaster chaplaincy skills, crisis ministry, disaster first-aid, personal preparedness, deployment protocol and much more. Most of all, you will learn how to meet the urgent practical needs as you minister in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Completing Course 1 in CRI academy qualifies you to become a CRI Responder, and as such, you are eligible to deploy with us to disasters and crisis situations domestic and abroad.

Regardless of if or how often you deploy with CRI, this online Academy will help you be much better equipped to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people in the midst of crisis and disaster anywhere you are.

CRI Academy online courses are designed for individual use only. For information about training for churches or use of CRI Academy for a small group please email criacademy@criout.com.


How it works

Participation in this course requires watching videos, taking notes and completing questions to advance forward. You will need to complete all the videos and answer all questions throughout each chapter. To proceed from one chapter to the next, click on the green button in the bottom right corner. Not every video has corresponding questions, but most do. 

You’ll need to correctly answer 80% of the questions to earn a passing grade. If you answer a question incorrectly, just continue by clicking the green NEXT button and you will have an opportunity to re-answer the question at the end of the quiz if needed. 

When you see the green checkmark next to the corresponding chapter in your navigation menu (located on the left-hand side of the screen), you’ll know you’ve completed it successfully.

The course takes about 8 hours to complete; however, you can work through the course at your own pace. 

Course curriculum

  • 1
    CRI Vision
    • CRI Vision
  • 2
    Introduction to Crisis Ministry
    • Ministry in Crisis
    • Reframing Crisis
    • Emotional and Spiritual Care
    • Emotional and Spiritual Care Quiz
    • 4 Stages of Emergency Management
    • 4 Phases of Disaster Recovery
    • The Three Rs
    • The Three R's Quiz
  • 3
    Introduction to Preparedness
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 1)
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 1) Quiz
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 2)
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 3)
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 3) Quiz
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 4)
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 5)
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 5) Quiz
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 6)
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 7)
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 7) Quiz
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 8)
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 8) Quiz
  • 4
    Hand of God in Disaster Care (1 of 2)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 3)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 4)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 4) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 5)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 6)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 6) Quiz
  • 5
    Checkpoint #1
    • Have you completed everything up to this point?
  • 6
    PHD 1 - Identity and Holy Spirit
    • PHD 1 Identity and Holy Spirit
    • PHD 1 Identity and Holy Spirit Quiz
  • 7
    Seven Steps of Emotional and Spiritual Care (1 of 2)
    • Step #1
    • Meet Basic Needs
    • Meet Basic Needs Quiz
    • Listen (Part 1)
    • Listen (Part 2)
    • Listen (Part 2) Quiz
    • Listen (Part 3)
    • Listen (Part 4)
    • Listen (Part 4) Quiz
    • Listen (Part 5)
    • Listen (Part 6)
    • Listen (Part 6) Quiz
    • Normalize (Part 1)
    • Normalize (Part 2)
    • Normalize (Part 2) Quiz
    • Normalize (Part 3)
    • Normalize (Part 4)
    • Normalize (Part 4) Quiz
  • 8
    Essentials of Preparedness (1 of 2)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Water (Part 1)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Water (Part 2)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Water (Part 2) Quiz
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Water (Part 3)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Food (Part 1)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Food (Part 1) Quiz
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Food (Part 2)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Food (Part 3)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Food (Part 3) Quiz
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Food (Part 4)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Food (Part 5)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Food (Part 5) Quiz
  • 9
    PHD 2 - Prophetic Ministry
    • PHD 2
    • Prophetic Ministry
    • Prophetic Ministry Quiz
    • How to Minister Prophetically
    • Interpretations
    • Interpretations Quiz
    • Application
    • Putting It All Together
    • Putting it all Together Quiz
  • 10
    Seven Steps of Emotional and Spiritual Care (2 of 2)
    • Next Step (Part 1)
    • Next Step (Part 2a)
    • Next Step (Part 2b)
    • Next Step (Part 2) Quiz
    • Refer
    • Offer Prayer
    • Offer Prayer Quiz
    • Review
    • Review Quiz
  • 11
    Essentials of Preparedness (2 of 2)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Shelter (Part 1)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Shelter (Part 2)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Shelter (Part 2) Quiz
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Lights and Power (Part 1)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Lights and Power (Part 2)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Lights and Power (Part 2) Quiz
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Medical, First Aid, Sanitation (Part 1)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Medical, First Aid, Sanitation (Part 2)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Medical, First Aid, Sanitation (Part 2) Quiz
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Medical, First Aid, Sanitation (Part 3)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Medical, First Aid, Sanitation (Part 3) Quiz
  • 12
    Checkpoint #2
    • Have you completed everything up to this point?
  • 13
    PHD 3 - Healing and Deliverance
    • Healing and Deliverance
    • Step 1: Interview
    • Step 1: Interview Quiz
    • Step 2: Diagnosis and Prayer Selection
    • Step 3: Prayer Ministry - Praying for Effect (Part 1)
    • Step 3: Prayer Ministry - Praying for Effect (Part 1) Quiz
    • Step 3: Prayer Ministry - Praying for Effect (Part 2)
    • Step 3: Prayer Ministry - Praying for Effect (Part 3)
    • Step 3: Prayer Ministry - Praying for Effect (Part 3) Quiz
    • Step 4: Stop and Re-interview
    • Step 4: Stop and Re-interview Quiz
  • 14
    Self Care
    • Self Care (Part 1)
    • Self Care (Part 2)
    • Self Care (Part 2) Quiz
    • Self Care (Part 3)
    • Self Care (Part 4)
    • Self Care (Part 4) Quiz
    • Self Care (Part 5)
    • Self Care (Part 5) Quiz
  • 15
    PHD 4 - Crisis Evangelism
    • PHD 4 - Crisis Evangelism
    • PHD 4 - Keep it Simple
    • PHD 4 - Keep it Simple Quiz
    • PHD 4 - Share the Gospel
    • PHD 4 - Simple Truth
    • PHD 4 -Simple Truth Quiz
  • 16
    Checkpoint #3
    • Have you completed everything up to this point?
  • 17
    Hand of God in Disaster Care (2 of 2)
    • Vital Signs Demonstration
    • Tourniquet Demonstration
    • Conclusion Quiz
  • 18
    Deployment Process
    • Deployment Process
    • Deployment Quiz
  • 19
    Response Phase of Disaster
    • Response Phase of Disaster
    • Response Phase of Disaster Quiz
  • 20
    Partnership
    • CRí Partnership
  • 21
    Graduation
    • Graduation

Pricing options

Pay for the whole course at once, or spread it out over three months. It's up to you!