Evergreen Certifications
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Who is Eligible:

To be eligible for certification, the applicant must be registered/credentialed with the governing bodies listed below and hold a minimum of a master’s degree in their profession.

[+] Psychologists
[+] Counselors
[+] Social Workers
[+] Psychiatrists
[+] Occupational Therapists
[+] Nurses
[+] Physicians

Provisional, qualified or student registration does not meet the standards for C-PD certification.

By applying for certification, the applicant agrees to adhere to Evergreen Certifications’ Professional Code of Ethics

Training Requirements:

A minimum of 18 hours of CPD in specific personality disorder diagnosis, screening, assessment and treatment intervention topics.

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

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

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for C-PD 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

The applicant must attest that over the course of their career, they have conducted a minimum of 100 hours of therapeutic contact with an individual with personality disorder traits and/or diagnosis

Application Process:

For your initial 1-year certification, please complete the following steps.

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application payment of 99.99 USD online
  3. Upload the following documents to your account:
    • A copy of the candidate’s professional registration
    • Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a completion certificate
    • A completed C-PD application form

Evergreen Certifications will certify applicants who meet the above requirements.

Please note: Certification does not imply endorsement of clinical competency. As a registered/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.

To maintain C-PD certification, a renewal is required. After your initial 1-year certification, you have the option to renew for 1, 2 or 3 years. A 1-year renewal requires 6 clock hours of personality disorder-focused training since you were initially certified or last renewed; a 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 hours.

Sample C-PD 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
    • Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a completion certificate
  3. Remit your C-PD renewal fee online
    • $49.99 for a 1-year renewal
    • $79.99 for a 2-year renewal
    • $99.99 for a 3-year renewal

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 3 years, you are no longer eligible to renew your certification and instead can reapply for certification

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