SBIRT Online Training Curriculum



What is SBIRT? 

SBIRT is an evidence-based approach to identifying people who use alcohol and other drugs at risky levels with the goal of reducing and preventing related health consequences, disease, accidents and injuries.  SBIRT stands for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment. 


Why is SBIRT important? 

The SBIRT process results in fewer individuals who use alcohol and/or other drugs from "falling through the cracks". Individuals are more likely to be identified and to benefit from meaningful, evidence-based interventions.  


What does the SBIRT course offer?  

This course was developed by experts from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA), the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) at Columbia Psychiatry, Northwell Health and OASAS

This 4-hour, self-paced, interactive and user-friendly online course will give healthcare professionals the information, motivation, tools and resources that they need to conduct SBIRT in a variety of practice settings. It consists of two modules focusing on the SBIRT practice and two modules focusing on the essential skill of motivational interviewing.

All New York State licensed and/or certified providers are invited to register via CPI's Learning Management System (LMS) licensed and/or certified providers who score an 80% or higher on each section will pass the course, receive credit, and be certified to bill Medicaid for SBIRT services. This course is not available to those outside of New York State.


Once a user has registered in the site, he or she will receive an email stating that the request to register for training has been received. Once approved, he or she will receive an email with login information and a link to the Learning Community. Please know that we make every attempt to approve new users within the same business day, though occasionally the approval process may take longer.  We have an approval process in place to avoid duplicate usernames for the same person.  In order for a person to get credit for all of his or her training, it is important that he or she uses just one username and password at every log in.  This means that the registration link above should be used ONLY ONCE PER PERSON.  Once a username and password has been created by a staff member, he or she can log into the Learning Community at the following address:



Integrated Health 
Wegmans School of Nursing
Mental Health Counseling
SBIRT Program
Wegmans School of Nursing
Wegmans School of Pharmacy
Mental Health Counseling

3690 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618​