Mental Health First Aid 2023-2024
We are excited to offer in-person and virtual opportunities for University of Maryland students, staff, and faculty to receive certification in Mental Health First Aid! Check back as additional dates are added.

Dates currently available through this registration form are listed below.  

Faculty/Staff/Graduate Students Only : 
  • Friday, October 27, 2023, 9:30am-5pm, in-person at UMD (subject to change)
  • Monday, November 20, 2023, 9am-4pm, virtual
Undergraduate Students Only (FREE thanks to a partnership with SGA)
  • CLOSED Sunday, September 10, 20223, 10am-5pm, in-person at UMD 
  • FULL Saturday, October 7, 2023, 10am-5pm, virtual 
  • FULL Sunday, November 12, 2023, 10am-5pm, virtual
  • Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10am-5pm, in-person at UMD
Note: We will continue to add dates to the calendar as needed. If you have questions about adding dates, or if you would like to request a session for your group (at least 10 people), please contact Olivia Mays at or 301-314-8123.
Mental Health First Aid is a national certification course that is designed to teach the layperson the skills to recognize the signs of a mental health crisis, identify community resources, and link individuals in need of treatment and support to the proper resources.

The course will consist of a 1.5-hour self-paced introduction course online, followed by a 7.5-hour live skills session with Mental Health First Aid instructors (length of live skills session accounts for several short breaks and one extended lunch break). ­You will learn a 5­-step action plan and practice applying it throughout the skills section of the course.

We are offering this course for $28.95 per person, which covers the cost of your seat in the Learning Management System and the materials you can refer back to after the course. This course is valued at $170 per person, so this is a great deal!

If a department is funding your attendance, you can provide a KFS number for fund transfer or pay with credit card.
You must register AT LEAST one week prior to the date of training. You will need a few days to be loaded into the Learning Management System and some time to take the self-paced portion of the training BEFORE your live session.

If we receive more people then we can train this time, we will keep you on a waiting list. Please remember, if you register to participate, you are committing to complete the self-paced modules AND attend the FULL 7.5 hours of live skills practice. Participants will receive a certificate marking their certification in Mental Health First Aid. This certification is active for 3 years and can be a great addition to your resume.

Feel free to email Olivia Mays ( with any of your questions or concerns.

For more general information about Mental Health First Aid, visit

Please note we are asking some questions (i.e. academic college) with the sole purpose of advocating for funding and/or ensuring we are reaching diverse audiences.
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