The purpose of this course examines the Baker Act law and addresses: who qualifies for Baker Act services, the different methods used to initiate services at a Baker Act facility, the services that individuals can receive, and discharge procedures. The target audience for this course is professionals who encounter individuals who may receive services in a Baker Act facility, such as a qualified professional, law enforcement officer, or emergency department staff.  Three (3) continuing education credits or hours are available with successful course completion.

This free course addresses the provisions in the Baker Act that relate to long-term care facilities and residents.  Before taking this course, please it would be helpful to take the course entitled Introduction to the Baker Act on this site.  This course offers 1 continuing education credit or hour after successful completion of the final course exam.

This free course addresses the provisions in the Baker Act that relate to emergency medical providers.  Before taking this course, please it would be helpful to take the course entitled Introduction to the Baker Act on this site.  This course offers 3 continuing education credits or hours after successful completion of the final course exam.

This free course addresses the provisions in the Baker Act that relate to minors.  Before taking this course, please it would be helpful to take the course entitled Introduction to the Baker Act on this site.  This course offers 1 continuing education credit or hour after successful completion of the final course exam.

This webinar-based course, available at no cost,  is intended for persons who work in law enforcement. It addresses the basic tenets of the Baker Act and Marchman Act Laws, particularly related to the actions of law enforcement.  Two and one-half (2.5) continuing education credits/hours are offered after completion of the course and  successful passing of the course exam.

This course is an interactive, self-paced course .  It is more expansive than the webinar-based course on this site.  3 continuing education hours are available after successful course completion. 



PLEASE NOTE: This course is no longer open for enrollment. Persons who are enrolled in this course will be able to complete it before it is closed entirely. 

A narrated and interactive course, Introduction to the Baker Act, is available.  This course will remain open for those who wish to learn about the Baker Act.