By completing the Poison Prevention Training you will become a Poison Prevention Educator for the Georgia Poison Center. We hope that after completing this program you will be well equipped to teach others about poisonings and what to do in a poisoning emergency.  Anyone (13 years of age or older) living and/or working in Georgia is welcome to complete the course and utilize the online poison prevention resource center. If you do not live/work in Georgia, please contact your local poison center for available trainings and resources.


How to complete the training:

1. Under "Current Progress" on the right side of the screen, click on the training course in red "Poison Prevention Training Program".

2. Start the training by clicking on "Download Handouts" next to Unit 1.

3. You will need to complete each unit in order. You will not be able to progress to the next unit until the previous one is marked complete. Anything in red is clickable. By clicking it, you will be directed to more information (website or downloadable material)

4. Your progress is saved as you complete each unit so you do not have to finish the training in one sitting.

5. Each unit contains a video and text. You can either watch the video or read the text. To see all of the next in each unit click "Show More" written in blue.

6. To advance to the next unit, click "Next Unit" in the purple box at the bottom of the page.

7. At the end of each unit there will be a quiz. Answer the questions by selecting the white dot next to your answer. When you are done with the quiz, click "Submit Answers" in the green box.

8. After you click "Submit Answers" you will see which questions you got correct or incorrect with an explanation.

9. After you review your quiz scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Next Unit" in the purple box.

10. After completion of all lessons, quizzes, test, and evaluation you will gain full access to the resource center. Be sure to click the red box labeled "Click Here for Resource Center Access" in Module 6/Unit 3 before clicking the green box labeled "Mark as Completed".

11. You will receive your certificate of completion at the end of the course to download.


Continuing Education Hours

      • DECAL Approved Sponsor Organization
        ASO: TR-ASO-73
        WKC(s): ECE 1.4, 2.3, 4.2, ADM 2, 5 / Clock Hours: 6.0 / Training Level: Beginning
      • EMS and Firefighters - 8 credit hours
      • Nursing - This activity has been approved for 6.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education. Licensed nurses must view the presentation in its entirety and complete the course evaluation in order to receive contact hours. Contact hours will be provided through the Georgia Department of Public Health. Georgia Department of Public Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama Nurses State Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. No influential financial relationships have been disclosed by planners or presenters which would influence the planning of this activity. No commercial support has influenced the planning of the educational objectives and content of this activity. This activity is eligible to award contact hours until 1/1/2023.‚Äč

If you have any questions please contact the Georgia Poison Center Education Department at 404-616-9224 or training@georgiapoisoncenter.org.