Information for Health Professionals

Suicide Prevention, Risk Assessment & Management (SPRAM) is an eLearning series that responds to the foundational learning needs of health care providers, particularly those working in Addiction and Mental Health (AMH). The content supports developing foundational competence in suicide prevention, risk assessment, and managing individuals at-risk for suicide. The learner can use this content in a manner that is relevant to their practice domain and is intended to complement rather than replace any existing suicide prevention training.

SPRAM consists of nine (9) e-Learning modules. The content has been developed using evidence-informed best practices and is organized sequentially to create a seamless, flowing learning experience; the modules must be taken in order.

SPRAM is considered an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Professional Development. It is duly accredited by the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation.

  • Read SPRAM – Course Brochure to review learning objectives for each module.


AHS Staff
Access SPRAM through MyLearningLink, using the search term "SPRAM." Upon completing all nine (9) modules, your certificate of participation will be available on MyLearningLink.

Non-AHS Staff
For non-AHS staff, the e-Learning modules are accessible below. Please complete the pre-competency survey before beginning the modules. Upon completion of the course, you must complete the post-competency survey and the certificate request form to obtain your certificate of participation.

The use of a modern web browser such as Edge, Chrome, or Firefox is required.

Pre-Competency Survey: Please complete this before beginning the modules.

Post-Competency Survey: Please complete this after finishing the modules.

Non-AHS Staff: Request a Certificate

Non-AHS staff can request a certificate after filling out the Pre-Competency Survey, finishing the SPRAM modules, and completing the Post-Competency Survey. To request a certificate, fill in the online SPRAM Certificate Request.

Acknowledgments, Disclosures & Strategies for Mitigation of Bias

This initiative has received no commercial sponsorship support. It was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity, and balance, highlighting the most current practice standards and guidelines.

The content has been compiled by a committee of experts recognized for their clinical expertise in the treatment of addiction and mental health. Each member has disclosed conflicts of interest in alignment with the National Standard for Support of Accredited CPD Activities.

The SPRAM Planning Committee Disclosures are included for your review.

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Need Help?

If you have questions or require technical assistance, email amh.practicesupports@ahs.ca.