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
  • Licensed Creative Arts Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychoanalyst

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

Training Requirements:

A minimum of 21 hours of continuing education 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

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

Complete Clinical Hours:

The applicant 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, the applicant must attest to the use of clinical outcome evaluation procedures to monitor and adjust therapy consistent with the APA policy on evidence-based practice.

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 license
    • Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CE 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 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.

Renewal Process:

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

Sample C-DBT 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 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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