The answer is determined by each individual agency or organization. Many choose to train and certify all of their personnel, while others limit certification to those persons with direct care responsibilities. In some situations, regulatory bodies clearly define requirements for training.
Since the development of the Pro-ACT principles over 40 years ago, professionals who have been trained include, child and youth care workers, recreation therapists, nurses, nurses’ aides, psychiatric technicians, mental health workers, teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, security personnel, corrections officers, social workers, psychologists, and physicians.
Anyone working in a treatment setting where there is a potential for violent behavior is a qualified candidate for Pro-ACT certification.