Press Release: CONCEPT launches Online Professional Training for the HCR-20 Version 3

LITHIA, FL, April 8, 2014 – Consolidated Continuing Education and Professional Training (CONCEPT) has announced the launch of a new online professional training program on the recently released HCR-20 Version 3 (HCR-V3). The 20-hour, fully online, training program is targeted towards professionals involved in risk assessment, including police officers, mental health professionals, psychologists, social workers, probation officers, and workplace violence teams.

Director of Education and Training, Patricia Zapf, launched the new training program at the beginning of April. The program was developed in conjunction with ProActive ReSolutions, Inc. and is delivered by the authors of the HCR-20 Version 3, Drs. Kevin Douglas and Stephen Hart, internationally recognized experts in threat assessment and risk management.

“We are excited to launch this important training program, which will bring professionals up-to-date with the latest version of this important risk assessment instrument. It is crucial to obtain training on all aspects relevant to the use of this risk assessment tool and the structured professional judgment approach to threat assessment and risk management. This is the first time that online training on this instrument has been offered.”

Zapf added that the HCR-20 is the most commonly used risk assessment instrument in 44 countries.

“The online nature of this training means that professionals can complete the training program at their convenience, over the course of days or weeks, and can take time in between modules to digest the information and begin to incorporate it into their practices.”

CONCEPT develops online professional training programs in conjunction with the field’s top researchers to bring cutting-edge developments into everyday practice. More information about the HCR-20 Version 3 Online Training Program is available here.


Consolidated Continuing Education and Professional Training (CONCEPT) offers online professional training programs and free resources for busy professionals in content areas relevant to forensic mental health. CONCEPT’s “Translating Research into Practice” feature, published every second Friday, provides a summary of recently published research and a translation of how to use this research in practice. More information is available at

Media Contact

Patricia A. Zapf, PhD
Director of Education & Training, CONCEPT


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