... teach students how to prevent alcohol-related incidents.

Bringing TIPS Classroom Training to Your Campus

TIPS for the University offers several options for training students and is able to accommodate the different needs of colleges and universities. First, it is important to understand that there are two levels of TIPS certification:

Trainer Certification

Trainer Level

All TIPS classroom sessions are conducted by certified TIPS trainers. By becoming a certified TIPS trainer, student leaders and/or administrators on your campus become certified to train your students in the TIPS concepts and strategies. Having a TIPS trainer on campus is a convenient way to meet your alcohol education goals and ensure that your entire student body is trained.

To certify as a TIPS trainer, an individual must attend a one-day, Train-the-Trainer workshop and successfully complete the trainer certification exam. Trainer certification is valid for one year. Active trainers can recertify annually by exam.

Student Certification

Student Level

Student certification offers the knowledge and intervention strategies that protect your students, your school, and the community from alcohol-related tragedies. To certify as a student, an individual must attend a TIPS session taught by a certified TIPS trainer or successfully complete an eTIPS University online course. Student certification is valid for three years.