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 is designed to impart the basic knowledge, values and skills an individual needs to become a CRI Responder. Course 1 includes topics such as basic 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 through 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 video seminars 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 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 check mark 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 16 hours to complete; however, you can work through the course at your own pace! At the end of the course, you will be asked to fill out a brief form in order to create your own personal responder profile in our Responder Level System (if you have not already done so). This will keep track of your online and / or live training events as well as deployments, other achievements so that you are adequately credentialed and receive all CRI Responder benefits and deployment notifications, and updated badges. (See more about the Responder Level System at https://cri.kindful.com/register/rls-2018.)

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Intro To Levels
    • Intro - Start Here
  • 2
    CRI Vision
    • CRI Vision
  • 3
    Introduction to Crisis Ministry
    • Mary Leonard Interview
    • Mary's Intro to Crisis Ministry Notes
    • Ministry in Crisis
    • Ministry In Crisis Quiz
    • Reframing Crisis
    • Reframing Crisis Quiz
    • Called to Go, Called to Stay
    • Called to Go, Called to Stay Quiz
    • Emotional and Spiritual Care
    • Emotional and Spiritual Care Quiz
    • 4 Stages of Emergency Management
    • 4 Stages of Emergency Management Quiz
    • 4 Phases of Disaster Recovery
    • 4 Phases of Disaster Recovery Quiz
    • The Three Rs
    • The Three R's Quiz
    • Mitigation of the Great Falling Away
    • Mitigation of the Great Falling Away Quiz
  • 4
    Hand of God in Disaster Care (1 of 4)
    • Tracey White Interview
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 1)
    • Hand of God in disaster Care (Part 1) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 2)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 2) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 3)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 3) Quiz
    • 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 5) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 6)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 6) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 7)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 7) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 8)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 8) Quiz
    • 9 - Hand of God in Disaster Care Part 9
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 9) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 10)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 10) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 11)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 11) Quiz
  • 5
    Seven Steps of Emotional and Spiritual Care (1 of 2)
    • Mary's 7 Step Notes
    • Step #1
    • Step #1 Quiz
    • Meet Basic Needs
    • Meet Basic Needs Quiz
    • Listen (Part 1)
    • Listen (Part 1) Quiz
    • Listen (Part 2)
    • Listen (Part 2) Quiz
    • Listen (Part 3)
    • Listen (Part 3) Quiz
    • Listen (Part 4)
    • Listen (Part 4) Quiz
    • Listen (Part 5)
    • Listen (Part 5) Quiz
    • Listen (Part 6)
    • Listen (Part 6) Quiz
    • Normalize (Part 1)
    • Normalize (Part 1) Quiz
    • Normalize (Part 2)
    • Normalize (Part 2) Quiz
    • Normalize (Part 3)
    • Normalize (Part 3) Quiz
    • Normalize (Part 4)
    • Normalize (Part 4) Quiz
  • 6
    Introduction to Preparedness
    • Chuck Reber Interview
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 1)
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 1) Quiz
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 2)
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 2) Quiz
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 3)
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 3) Quiz
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 4)
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 4) Quiz
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 5)
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 5) Quiz
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 6)
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 6) Quiz
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 7)
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 7) Quiz
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 8)
    • Introduction to Preparedness (Part 8) Quiz
  • 7
    Checkpoint #1
    • Have you completed everything up to this point?
  • 8
    Seven Steps of Emotional and Spiritual Care (2 of 2)
    • Next Step (Part 1)
    • Next Step (Part 1) Quiz
    • Next Step (Part 2a)
    • Next Step (Part 2b)
    • Next Step (Part 2) Quiz
    • Refer
    • Refer Quiz
    • Offer Prayer
    • Offer Prayer Quiz
    • Review
    • Review Quiz
  • 9
    Mitigation Phase of Disaster
    • Mitigation Phase of Disaster
    • Mitigation Phase of Disaster Quiz
  • 10
    Loss and Grief
    • Mary's Loss and Grief Notes
    • Loss and Grief (Part 1)
    • Loss and Grief (Part 1) Quiz
    • Loss and Grief (Part 2)
    • Loss and Grief (Part 2) Quiz
    • Loss and Grief (Part 3)
    • Loss and Grief (Part 3) Quiz
  • 11
    Hand of God in Disaster Care (2 of 4)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 12)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 12) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 13)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 13) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 14)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 14) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 15)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 15) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 16)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 16) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 17)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 17) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 18)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 18) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 19)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 19) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 20)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 20) Quiz
  • 12
    PHD 1 - Identity and Holy Spirit
    • PHD 1 Identity and Holy Spirit
    • PHD 1 Identity and Holy Spirit Quiz
  • 13
    Essentials of Preparedness (1 of 2)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Water (Part 1)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Water (Part 1) Quiz
    • 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 - Water (Part 3) Quiz
    • 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 2) Quiz
    • 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 4) Quiz
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Food (Part 5)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Food (Part 5) Quiz
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Note
  • 14
    PHD 2 - Prophetic Ministry
    • PHD 2
    • PHD 2 Quiz
    • Prophetic Ministry
    • Prophetic Ministry Quiz
    • How to Minister Prophetically
    • How to Minister Prophetically Quiz
    • Interpretations
    • Interpretations Quiz
    • Application
    • Application Quiz
    • Putting It All Together
    • Putting it all Together Quiz
  • 15
    Checkpoint #2
    • Have you completed everything up to this point?
  • 16
    Self Care
    • Mary's Self Care Notes
    • Self Care (Part 1)
    • Self Care (Part 1) Quiz
    • Self Care (Part 2)
    • Self Care (Part 2) Quiz
    • Self Care (Part 3)
    • Self Care (Part 3) Quiz
    • Self Care (Part 4)
    • Self Care (Part 4) Quiz
    • Self Care (Part 5)
    • Self Care (Part 5) Quiz
  • 17
    Hand of God in Disaster Care (3 of 4)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 21)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 21) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 22)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 22) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 23)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 23) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 24)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 24) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 25)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 25) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 26)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 26) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 27)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 27) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 28)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 28) Quiz
  • 18
    Essentials of Preparedness (2 of 2)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Shelter (Part 1)
    • Ten Essentials of Preparedness - Shelter (Part 1) Quiz
    • 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 1) Quiz
    • 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 1) Quiz
    • 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
  • 19
    PHD 3 - Healing and Deliverance
    • Healing and Deliverance
    • Healing and Deliverance Quiz
    • Step 1: Interview
    • Step 1: Interview Quiz
    • Step 2: Diagnosis and Prayer Selection
    • Step 2: Diagnosis and Prayer Selection Quiz
    • 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 2) Quiz
    • 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
  • 20
    Healing of Our Hearts
    • Healing of our Hearts (Part 1)
    • Healing of Our Hearts (Part 1) Quiz
    • Healing of our Hearts (Part 2)
    • Healing of Our Hearts (Part 2) Quiz
    • Healing of our Hearts (Part 3)
    • Healing of Our Hearts (Part 3) Quiz
    • Healing of our Hearts (Part 4)
    • Healing of Our Hearts (Part 4) Quiz
    • Healing of our Hearts (Part 5)
    • Healing of Our Hearts (Part 5) Quiz
    • Healing of our Hearts (Part 6)
    • Healing of Our Hearts (Part 6) Quiz
    • Mary's Healing of our Hearts Notes
  • 21
    PHD 4 - Crisis Evangelism
    • PHD 4 - Crisis Evangelism
    • PHD 4 - Crisis Evangelism Quiz
    • PHD 4 - Keep it Simple
    • PHD 4 - Keep it Simple Quiz
    • PHD 4 - Share the Gospel
    • PHD 4 - Share the Gospel Quiz
    • PHD 4 - Simple Truth
    • PHD 4 -Simple Truth Quiz
  • 22
    Hand of God in Disaster Care (4 of 4)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 29)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 29) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 30)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 30) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 31)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 31) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 32)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 32) Quiz
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 33)
    • Hand of God in Disaster Care (Part 33) Quiz
    • Vital Signs Demonstration
    • Tourniquet Demonstration
    • Conclusion
    • Conclusion Quiz
  • 23
    Checkpoint #3
    • Have you completed everything up to this point?
  • 24
    Response Phase of Disaster
    • Response Phase of Disaster
    • Response Phase of Disaster Quiz
  • 25
    Deployment Process
    • Deployment Process
    • Deployment Quiz (1)
    • Deployment Quiz (2)
  • 26
    How to Raise Funds for Your Deployment (Mobile Cause)
    • Fundraising
    • Fundraising Quiz
  • 27
    Field Journalism ALIVE
    • A.L.I.V.E.
    • A.L.I.V.E Quiz
  • 28
    Partnership
    • CRí Partnership
    • Partnership Quiz
  • 29
    Responder Level System - How To Receive Credentials
    • Responder Level System Video
    • !!!!! VERY IMPORTANT!!!!! Responder Profile
    • QUIZ: Did you fill out your Responder Profile?
  • 30
    Graduation
    • Graduation

Pricing options

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