Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training 

The UCI Counseling Center provides a brief 1 hour 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 is open to Health Sciecnes, UCI Medical Center, and small 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 have already been filled. More dates will be coming soon! Please check back within the next week for more offerings during the summer months. Each training date is capped at 35 participants. 

May 18th from 1-2:30pm (3 spots open)

June 21st from 9:30-11am (full)

July 8th from 10:30-12:00pm (full)

July 20th from 3:30-5:00pm (full)

August 10th 3:00-4:30pm  (full)

August 26th 9:00-10:30am (full)

September 8th 10:30-12:00pm 

September 23rd 1:00-2:30pm