SBIRT in Schools - Introductory Course

Massachusetts law (MGL Chapter 71, Section 97) requires verbal substance use health screenings in public schools. SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) is being used as a comprehensive approach to meet this mandate. This course prepares learners to manage school SBIRT programs and apply best practices in screening, reinforcing healthy choices, and intervening when students report substance use behaviors.

This is one of four training workshops mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in order to be licensed as a School Nurse.

This course includes both live Zoom and online training content. Health professionals seeking contact hours and nurses seeking licensure as school nurses must complete all components of this course.

Registration cost: $0

Live Zoom Session Dates:

June 10,2021| 9:00-11:00am
June 23, 2021| 9:00-11:00am
Please note these meetings are subject to cancellation if there's a low registration.
NOTE: June 23rd is our last session before late summer/late summer.

Steps to Complete Course:

Note that this course uses multiple platforms including BU Continuing Medical Education (BUCME) for enrollment, fees, and certificates, the New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC) for online learning materials, and Zoom. Each requires a separate user account.

Participation in this course includes the following steps:
  1. Choose preferred date for Zoom course.
  2. Click on the Register Online button and complete the registration process.

  3. Click on the "Proceed to CE Activity" button

  4. Click the Learn Button.
    An instruction page will open. Follow the instructions at Step 1 to register for the Zoom session and Step 2 to open the online activities at NEPHTC to complete the required prework.

  5. Register for the online course at NEPHTC to complete self-paced activities which must be done before attending the Zoom session.

    The self paced activities will take about 70 minutes to complete. Note that live technical support is available weekdays 9am-5pm, so plan your learning time accordingly.
  6. Attend Zoom meeting.
  7. Claim Credit
    After you have completed the Zoom session, you will return to the NEPHTC website to complete your online training. BUCME will email you a passcode to unlock the post-test. After you complete both the post-test and evaluation, you will be able to access instructions on how to claim credit and obtain your course certificate.

  8. Once you have claimed credit you may access your certificate anytime by going to www.shield-bu.org, logging into your account and clicking on the word, transcript, in the upper right hand corner of the page.

Enroll in the course:



Register for 6/10/2021 course (9:00-11:00am)
Register for 6/23/2021 course (9:00-11:00am)