Epilepsy Foundation Training & Education
The Epilepsy Foundation offers a variety of educational training programs on epilepsy and Seizure First Aid for both professionals and anyone who interacts with the public. Trainings are available online, on demand, or/and through your local Epilepsy Foundation. To access additional seizure trainings local, contact your local Epilepsy Foundation.
Epilepsy Learning Portal
The Epilepsy Learning Portal is your one-stop shop to access the Epilepsy Foundation’s online and on-demand trainings on epilepsy and seizures. Sign up and create your account today to access trainings and manage your certifications. Trainings currently available on the portal include:
- Seizure Recognition and First Aid Certification (Instructor Led)
- Seizure Training for School Personnel (On Demand)
- Seizure Training for School Nurses: Caring for Students (On Demand)
Many classes offer continuing education credits upon passing a post-assessment test.
Our Current Training Programs
One in 10 people will have a seizure at some point in their life. Knowing how to help someone during a seizure can make a difference and save a life. While everyone should know basic seizure first aid, becoming Seizure First Aid Certified takes you further. During this course, you will learn how to recognize different seizure types and how to use Seizure First Aid for different types of seizures. You will also learn when a seizure is a medical emergency and 911 should be called. The Seizure First Aid Certification is a two-year certification and is designed for anyone that might come in contact with someone having a seizure, people that have a loved one with epilepsy and people that work with the public.
Online Webinar and On Demand
Seizure Training for School Nurses: Caring for Students is a continuing education training program designed to provide the school nurse with information, strategies and resources that will enable them to better manage the student with seizures by supporting positive treatment outcomes, maximizing educational and developmental opportunities, and ensuring a safe and supportive environment. Nurses can receive continuing education units.
Classroom teachers, special education teachers, librarians, teacher assistants, school bus drivers, aides, and other staff members or volunteers in grades K-12 can all benefit and can receive continuing education units.
Epilepsy centers provide you with a team of specialists to help you diagnose your epilepsy and explore treatment options.
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Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline
Call our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline and talk with an epilepsy information specialist or submit a question online.
Tools & Resources
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