Evergreen Certifications
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Who is Eligible:

To be eligible for certification, the applicant must have earned a minimum of a master’s degree in their profession and hold a state or national license, with all training hours and supervision requirements completed to be licensed for independent practice in the state they are licensed.

  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychoanalysts
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

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

Training Requirements:

A minimum of 15 hours of continuing education, with 12 of those hours specific to mood disorder assessment and treatment topics and 3 hours specific to suicide assessment and prevention.

[+] Learn more about CMDP certification training requirements

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

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for CMDP 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 continuing education, all training must be purchased directly through the accredited training organization. Training is not included in the certification fee.

Complete Clinical Hours:

The candidate must attest that over the course of their career, they have conducted a minimum of 200 contact hours with clients who have been diagnosed with a mood disorder.

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 license
    • Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CE or completion certificate
  4. A completed CMDP application form

Evergreen Certifications will certify applicants who meet the above requirements.

Please note: Certification does not imply endorsement of clinical competency. As a licensed 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 CMDP 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 depression and/or mood disorder treatment training since you were last certified; a 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 hours.

Sample CMDP renewal trainings include:

Renewal CE 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 license
    • Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CE or completion certificate
  3. Remit your CMDP 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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