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Human trafficking training: Definition
Learn what human trafficking is and how it can be recognized by anyone.
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Human trafficking training: Prevalence
Discover where human trafficking is occurring and who is suffering because of it.
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Human trafficking training: Vulnerabilities
Learn the factors and situations that can put someone at risk of human trafficking.
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  • Practical, myth-busting, human trafficking awareness and prevention training 
  • Written by professionals and subject matter experts
  • Exceeds all mandatory requirements
  • Certificate acceptance 100% guaranteed
  • Includes Knowledge Vault access

What’s different about PBJ Learning?

Our founders, Billy Joe Cain and Dr. David Deeds, met while they were helping people understand complex human trafficking issues through raising empathy for victims. Together, they have blended traditional educational techniques and advances in interactive experiential learning, and have completely re-imagined human trafficking prevention education both online and in virtual reality.

They chose the name PBJ Learning to let people know their different skillsets have combined into something new, powerful, and easy to understand!

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When you take Human Trafficking Essentials, our sister nonprofit, Radical Empathy Education Foundation, provides a free course to a public school student to continue raising awareness!

Unsurpassed professional development for academia and industry

Revolutionary interactive design meets human trafficking education

Mistakes lead to wisdom, so we give students interactive tools to practice with their new information. When they need it, we point students to the correct information. Our students can progress when they feel comfortable with what they have learned.


College of DuPage criminal justice students

“I had heard about human trafficking before,” said one of the students, “but now I know how to clearly define it, and what to do if I believe I have encountered a victim.” They added, “The course encouraged me to learn and gives me confidence because I can always review the course materials and activities to get a refresher.”

Professional Development Units accepted at Project Management Institute

Jennifer Bullard, PMP, Program Manager at Cubic: “My company does international business, and we have to be compliant with the Modern Slavery Act. I need to understand the basics of human trafficking in order to execute our contracts properly.”

Criminal justice students at Governors State University

Students are learning the fundamentals of human trafficking through Human Trafficking Essentials.


“This course set the standard for all my online classes. Not only was I able to use any web browser 24 hours a day, but the content was always engaging and taught me things from different directions.” 

Membership has its benefits

PBJ Learning and the International Game Developers Association have partnered so IGDA members can now receive a significant discount on Human Trafficking Essentials as part of their benefits package. 

Become an expert in human trafficking prevention

Human trafficking is “modern day slavery,” which is divided into Labor Trafficking and Sex Trafficking. It generally involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. The exception is if you are under 18 years of age and trading sex for any value, that is automatically human trafficking.

Informative human trafficking training lessons explain how human trafficking generates billions of dollars of profit per year, and is second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable form of transnational crime, worldwide.

Your certificate is guaranteed to be accepted for Continuing Education Credit / Continuing Education Units. These are also called CE credit, CEU credit, CEC credit, PDU credit, etc.

Learn the staggering facts about labor trafficking

Labor trafficking affects millions worldwide. This explains how many of the objects we desire, clothes we wear, food we eat, or technology we use are products of slavery. However, many people do not know this is happening within the United States of America (as well as across the world).

You will learn the reality of how over 80% of  (victims) in the United States are U.S. citizens, legally in the country. Above all, this is happening in plain sight, to people you would never expect. This can include domestic servitude, forced labor, and many other types of labor trafficking.

Uncover how vulnerable people can be exploited in plain sight

Most people have heard about sex trafficking through popular culture. However, they cannot recognize it happening right in front of them. And some people can not recognize when it is happening to themselves. 

You’ll learn, from survivors of human trafficking, how trauma bonding can create invisible bonds that prevent victims from realizing they are being manipulated, and how their mental health has been affected by this terror.

Like labor trafficking, sex trafficking can happen to anyone, through the means of force, fraud, or coercion. 

Unique, innovative interactive activities keep you engaged and challenged

Interactive learning is six times better than passively watching videos or reading.

study from Carnegie Mellon University shows that students using interactive learning out-perform students only learning through instructional videos by a factor of six to one.

“The amount of learning associated with each interactive activity was six times greater than for each video watched or page read.” – “Learning is Not a Spectator Sport: Doing is Better than Watching for Learning from a MOOC“, Carnegie Mellon University 

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.

Human trafficking is a situation in which an individual is compelled to work or engage in commercial sex through the use of force, fraud or coercion. If the individual is under the age of 18 and engaging in commercial sex, they are experiencing human trafficking, no matter if force, fraud, or coercion is also taking place.

If you believe you may have information about a trafficking situation:

  • Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free hotline at 1-888-373-7888: Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocates are available 24/7 to take reports of potential human trafficking. 
  • Text the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 233733. Message and data rates may apply.
  • Chat the National Human Trafficking Hotline via