CE / Trainer course

Layperson Naloxone Administration

Course Overview

The Layperson Naloxone (NARCAN) training course will teach you how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and administer the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone.

The course is available as a self-paced online continuing education course, as a trainer program for in-person and virtual settings, or delivered by Overdose Lifeline as live online and on-site training for groups of five or more. 

The Layperson Naloxone (NARCAN) Administration training course is suitable for laypersons, including, but not limited to: businesses, organizations, community members, correctional facilities, educators, faith groups, government and health care professionals, parents and caregivers, pharmacies, school nurses, senior living facilities, sober living communities, treatment and recovery centers, and more.

Note: The training does not provide the credentials to be a Naloxone Distribution Entity. State requirements differ. Therefore please check with your local state HHS or Health Departments for specific requirements for your state.

What You Will Learn

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Course Outline

  1. Brief Review of the Disease of Addiction
  2. Opioid Overview and Fentanyl 101
    a. The Opioid Family of Drugs
    b. Fentanyl 101, Myths, Exposure Risks, Safety Precautions / PPE
  3. The Opioid Public Health Crisis
    a. Data, Trends and Impact
    b. Opioid / Fentanyl Involvement
    c. Youth / Young Adult (15-24) Trends
    d. Special Population Trends
  4. Harm Reduction and Overdose Prevention
    a. Harm Reduction Definition and Strategies and Overdose Prevention Tips for People Who Use Drugs
    c. Individuals at Risk and Signs of Opioid / Heroin Use
  5. Recognizing and Preventing an Overdose
    a. Opioid Overdose Signs and Symptoms
    b. What is Naloxone and Safety Considerations
    c. How Opioids Affect the Central Nervous System
    d. How Naloxone Stops an Overdose
    e. Naloxone Myths and Studies
  6. Naloxone Laws and Access
    a. Naloxone Laws
    b. Naloxone Access
  7. Naloxone Administration
    a. Intranasal and Intramuscular Naloxone Administration
    b. Recovery Position  
    d. What to Expect After Administration and General Naloxone Information and FAQ
  8. Solutions
  9. End Notes and Resources

Online CE Course

Online, self-paced continuing education.

1.5 CE Credits

Clinician and layperson accreditation through Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education.


Individual Course: $25



Onsite and Virtual Training

Onsite and virtual training available for groups of five or more.

Fill out the form below, email us, or call 844.554.3354 for more information and a custom quote. 

Trainer Program

Get certified as a trainer and gain access to a robust resource center for conducting onsite and virtual trainings.  Pricing includes both a training and a licensing fee.


The Brain and the Disease of Addiction

Training Fee: $225/person

Annual License Fee: $200/person or $400/group

License provides 12-month access to training materials, technical assistance, updates, and online resource center. Annual renewal required.

Group License provides access for two or more trainers within an organzation.

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