PREPaRE 3rd Edition Curriculum

NASP is rolling out the third edition of the PREPaRE curriculum starting July 2019. Completely revised and updated, the third edition curriculum provides current research and strategies for integrated school safety and crisis prevention, planning, response, and recovery efforts. All workshops include extensive resources and practical tools. Certain aspects of the third edition curriculum still in the pilot phase. The full curriculum, including the training of trainer workshops, will be released in Spring 2020

The curriculum involves two core workshops and two corresponding training of trainer workshops:

Individuals who have completed third edition workshops can access their certificates of completion and workshop materials through your account in the PREPaRE Online Catalog. You can also access your workshop materials directly here using your NASP account login.

Information for Workshop Sponsors

PREPaRE third Edition workshops may only be conducted by approved third edition trainers. For a list of approved trainers and to request hosting a PREPaRE third Edition core workshop, please contact the PREPaRE Coordinator at You can access the third edition materials order form here.  

A number of components of the third edition must be completed online through the PREPaRE Third Edition Online Catalog. Internet access is required during the workshop and participants are required to have an Internet connective device, ideally a laptop or tablet. Once a workshop request has been approved and payment received, workshop participants will be required to enroll in the workshop online and complete pre-workshop requirements prior to the workshop. Sponsors will receive instructions on how to facilitate this process.

Requests and orders for workshops must be received 4 weeks before the desired date(s) of the workshop(s).

Note. If you are looking to host a PREPaRE second edition workshop (which is permitted until June 2020), please visit the main PREPaRE Training Curriculum section.

Information for Current Second Edition Trainers

Second edition workshops will only be permitted until June 2020. To maintain trainer status and provide third edition workshops, PREPaRE second edition trainers must complete either in-person or virtual trainer upgrade sessions for each workshop. The online upgrade modules will be available in the fall of 2019. An in-person upgrade opportunity will be offered at the NASP 2020 Convention in Baltimore.

These upgrade trainings would only be available to current second edition PREPaRE Trainers. There will be a fee for the upgrade training and new Trainer materials.

For Individuals Seeking to Become Trainers 

The full formal training of trainer (ToT) workshops will be available in spring 2020 for individuals who are not current second edition trainers but have completed third edition core workshops. NASP will be hosting one session of each ToT workshop in spring 2020 and at one of our 2020 summer conferences. We will post more information as details are finalized. 

Individuals trained in second edition core workshops will be able to take an online webinar to become eligible to take third edition ToT workshops. More information on this opportunity will be posted as timing and details are finalized.

Districts and other sponsors may request hosting ToT workshops starting in spring 2020.

For Third Edition Workshop Participants

Workshop participation is only accessible by invitation from workshop sponsors (e.g., NASP, a school district, other organization). Participants receive by email an invitation with a direct link to their specific workshop(s). If you think you should be participating in a workshop and have not received an invitation, please contact your workshop sponsor.

Once you receive the link via email, participants must enroll in the PREPaRE online system via this specific link before the workshop date(s) and complete the workshop requirements. Enrolling requires a NASP account. If you have a NASP account, you will be asked to log in using your existing account. If you do not have a NASP account, please create one.

Workshop participation requires bringing an Internet connective device, ideally a laptop or tablet, to the workshop.

Individuals who have completed third edition workshops can access their certificates of completion and workshop materials through your account in the PREPaRE Online Catalog. You can also access your workshop materials directly here.

The PREPaRE Model

Related Resources

PREPaRE: An Overview Presentation
This presentation provides a brief overview of the PREPaRE curriculum.

Core Developers and Trainers
Learn about the authors and core trainers of the PREPaRE curriculum.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the PREPaRE curriculum, workshop logistics, associated costs, and more.

PREPaRE Brochure
Download and share this brochure with leaders in your school community to learn about the PREPaRE curriculum.