If you are using the C-SSRS for research and clinical trials please see our distinct requirements for training.

Training is not required and you do not need any mental health experience to use the Columbia Protocol, however, training is helpful and some options to access training follow.

Options for Training on the Columbia tools

The Columbia Lighthouse Project offers numerous free training options in more than 20 languages. The shortest training takes about 20 minutes, and almost all of them can be completed within an hour. Trainings are not setting specific. Choose the method that works best for you.

Online Options

Interactive Training Module

You can access an on-line training module created by the Center for Practice Innovation (CPI) here. This training works best in the Chrome browser with the window maximized. If you still can’t see the “next” button use the TAB key and press ENTER. You may download a certificate of learning here).

You can download the SCORM files for this training for your internal Learning Management System (LMS) here.

Watch a Prerecorded Webinar

Watch a webinar on your own schedule by going to the Project’s YouTube channel and selecting an archived webinar. They are available in 30 languages, and are less than an hour long.

Participate in a Live Webinar

Participate in a training in real time to get the latest information and immediate answers to your questions. Contact us to schedule one.

In-person Training

In certain circumstances it may be possible to provide a training in your location. These usually run 90 min and are not limited in terms of the number of people who can attend. Travel reimbursement is not required but welcomed. Please contact us for more details.


Trainees may document their own completion of a training option by printing this project-signed certificate and filling in their name and completion date.