Management of Assaultive Behavior (MAB) Certification

Learn critical violence-prevention skills for your career in healthcare.

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  • Emergency Room Staff
  • Psychiatric Department Employees
  • Paramedics
  • Nursing Students
  • How to identify a potentially violent situation
  • Steps to take to keep situations from escalating
  • Host of intervention and negotiation tactics for escalated conflicts
  • What to do in the event of a violent emergency
  • How to de-escalate situations

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You can get MAB certified at your own pace from the comfort of your home!

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Class Running Time

  • Self Paced: Approximately 4 Hours


  • $120.00
CE's available for

CE's available for

  • CE’s available for CA nurses and EMS providers

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I spent 15 years as a firefighter and paramedic, and I’ve used MAB skills when patients are assaultive…

There’s nothing more important than keeping our patients, our crew, and ourselves safe. When the situation with a patient becomes dangerous, you need to know how to de-escalate it for everyone’s sake. I’ve been attacked by patients in the past, and I relied on my MAB training to know what to do. The tools you learn in MAB can help you recognize patient triggers, prevent escalation, and — most importantly — protect yourself and those around you.

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MAB Certification FAQ’s

Management of Assaultive Behavior certification teaches healthcare professionals how to identify and de-escalate potentially violent situations with patients.

When you’re MAB certified, you’ve learned the tools necessary to deal with patients that may become assaultive and are better equipped to protect yourself and your crew.

A Management of Assaultive Behavior completion certificate is valid for 1 year. 

The MAB certification is recommended for all healthcare personnel. It is especially important for those who work in emergency rooms or psychiatric departments.

Our 100% online Management of Assaultive Behavior course meets the requirements for AB508 and SB1299. CE units are approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing and EMS.

Yes—however, there is no Initial Provider or Renewal course. Our MAB certification course is designed to fulfill the legal requirements set forth by California state bills AB508 and SB1299. Those requirements can only be fulfilled (and renewed) by completing the course in full.

California state bills AB508 and SB1299 are nearly identical. The main difference is that SB1299 covers several hospital-specific requirements not included in AB508. This content is covered in our Management of Assaultive Behavior course here at SureFire CPR.

Broadly speaking, any course that meets the requirements listed on the AB508 California State Bill is an MAB course. However, not all courses go by this name. Some institutions have changed their course names for branding purposes. To be sure that you are enrolling in the right course, be sure to read the course description and check that it does meet the requirements listed on the AB508 California State Bill.

The cost of Management of Assaultive Behavior certification can vary from provider to provider. Here at SureFire CPR, our MAB certification course is currently available at a special rate of $120.

You will receive your certification upon completion of your Management of Assaultive Behavior course. In a matter of seconds, you will receive online confirmation of your completion and have access to your certificate and continuing education units (BRN and EMS).

Yes, our learning portal allows you to complete the course at your own pace so you can fit it into your busy schedule. While you can pause the course, we recommend taking it all in one sitting, or two close sittings. Too much time away from the course material may affect your performance on course tests. You will have access to all of the content for 12 months so you can review it as many times as you’d like to refresh your skills.

This is not your boring, cookie cutter online class. At SureFire CPR, we are committed to the highest standard of educational excellence across all of our accredited courses. Adhering to state and federal guidelines, we structure all courses to cover necessary materials — all while using examples pulled from the real-world work of highly-experienced instructors.

We know how valuable your time is, which is why we don’t waste a minute in our engaging and informative certification courses. Thousands of citizens and healthcare professionals have partnered with us for online and in-person certification. See the SureFire CPR difference for yourself by enrolling with us today.


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