State Required Training

As of January 1, 2022, for license or registration renewals in the State of Illinois a health care professional who has continuing education requirements must complete at least a one-hour course in training on implicit bias awareness per renewal period. This is in addition to the state’s requirement that every licensed health care professional, including physicians, complete one hour of continuing education per licensing cycle specific to sexual harassment prevention. In addition, any individual with a controlled substances prescribing license must complete three hours of training on opioid prescribing per licensing cycle.

To help you to meet these requirements, we’re providing links to the following resources. Most are available at no cost, and all have been vetted for unbiased, evidence-based content.

Bias Awareness

Recognizing Implicit Bias in Healthcare
Take a look at ways to recognize implicit bias and how it can influence our personal and professional lives.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Define sexual harassment and identify strategies to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Boundaries for physicians
Helps physicians identify and understand how to maintain boundaries with their patients as well as boundaries for treating family, self and colleagues.

Domestic and Community Violence
An online course to familiarize the nurse with the various types of violence and how these acts affect individuals, families, and communities.


Using Naloxone
Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Overdose Using Naloxone

Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids
Online training series aims to help healthcare providers apply CDC’s recommendations in clinical settings through patient scenarios, videos, knowledge checks, tips, and resources.

SAFE Opioid Prescribing: Strategies. Assessment. Fundamentals. Education.
Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain provides a clinical, case-based overview of the CDC guideline on prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

Science to Medicine
A look at the peer-reviewed research around medication for opioid use disorder.

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use
For physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, an interactive activity from ODPHP that promotes the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain.