Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training 

The UCI Counseling Center provides a brief 90 minute training for faculty, staff, and students called QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper Training. This brief training will help individuals learn to recognize signs of crises in order to help reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training. Learn how to intervene and prevent suicide today by signing up for QPR trainings. Once you complete the QPR Gatekeeper Training you will have a certification that  lasts 3 years.

This training can be requested by community members/groups/organizations for a small fee. Please email Dr. Meladee Garst at for more information.

If you part of the UCI Main Campus Community and wanting to request a QPR training for your students, staff, group, or department please complete the outreach request form by clicking here.  

The QPR Gatekeeper course is taught in a clear, concise format using the latest in educational technology and practices. The course takes approximately one hour to complete. Due to COVID-19 and the Counseling Center following university, local, and state safety guidelines this training is only being offered virtually currently. 

  • How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
  • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
  • The common causes of suicidal behavior
  • The warning signs of suicide
  • How to get help for someone in crisis

Sign Up for a QPR Training Today! 

The following dates may already be filled. New dates will be added throughout the year! Please only sign up for one training date! Each training date is capped at 35 participants. You have to attend the full 90 minute training in order to receive your certificate. 

October 27th 3:00pm-4:30pm  (full) 

November 22nd 1:00pm-2:30pm (full)

December 9th 10:30am-12:00pm (full) 

**Dates for winter trainings will be posted in Mid-December