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Who is Eligible:

Nationally registered, credentialed or member of the professions/associations noted:

  • Registered Nurse Practitioners
  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Credentialed Mental Health Nurses
[+] Registered Psychologists
[+] Registered Counsellors
[+] Social Workers
[+] Psychiatrists
[+] Doctors of Medicine
[+] Learn more about who can become a certified C-DBT professional

Training Requirements:

A minimum of 21 CPD hours of training with 18 of those hours specific to Dialectical Behavior Therapy topics and 3 of those hours specific to suicide and risk assessment.

[+] Learn more about C-DBT certification training requirements

Pre-approved, 3rd party trainings that meet the training requirements for C-DBT certification include:

Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Professional (C-DBT) Training by PESI – Certification Included!

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certification (C-DBT): Practical Clinical Applications for Trauma, Comorbidities, Addiction and More by PESI – Certification Included!

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for C-DBT certification? Submit a copy of or link to the course title, speaker, outline and learning objectives to info@evergreencertifications.com for review.

Please note that Evergreen Certifications does not offer CPD, all training must be purchased directly through the accredited training organization. Training is not included in the certification fee.

Complete Clinical Hours:

Applicants must attest that, over the course of their career, they have conducted a minimum of 500 therapy hours using Dialectical Behavior Therapy as a theoretical orientation. Additionally, applicants must attest to the use of clinical outcome evaluation procedures to monitor and adjust therapy consistent with the APA policy on evidence-based practice.

Complete Required Reading:

The applicant must attest that he/she has read at least two practitioner books on Dialectical Behavior Therapy as a theoretical orientation, two books on DBT skills, and the APA policy on Evidence-Based Practice of Psychology.

Sample books include:

The American Psychological Association (APA) policy on the Evidence Based Practice of Psychology (EBPP) can be found here: https://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/evidence-based-statement

Application Process:

For your initial 2-year certification, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application payment of 249.99 USD online
  3. Upload the following documents to your account:
    • A copy of the candidate’s professional registration, credential, or membership
    • Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CPD or completion certificate
    • A completed C-DBT application form

Evergreen Certifications will certify applicants who meet the above requirements.

Please note: Certification does not imply endorsement of clinical competency. As a credentialed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession’s standards.

Renewal Process:

To maintain C-DBT certification, a renewal is required after your initial 2-year certification. A 2-year renewal requires 12 CPD hours of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Suicide Risk Assessment/Intervention, Crisis Intervention, Personality Disorders, Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation and/or Behavioral Analysis-focused training since you were last certified.

Sample C-DBT renewal trainings include:

Renewal CPD content cannot be the same content used for prior renewal or initial certification

Renewal Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Upload the following documents to your account:
    • A copy of the candidate’s professional registration, credential, or membership
    • Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CPD or completion certificate
  3. Remit your C-DBT renewal fee of 149.99 USD online

Renewal training hours need to have been taken in the time since you were certified or last recertified.

Renewals are calculated from the date that your certification was issued. If you allow your certification to lapse for more than 2 years, you are no longer eligible to renew your certification and instead can reapply for certification.

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