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Who is Eligible:

To be eligible for CBT-C certification, the applicant must have earned a minimum of a master’s degree in their profession and hold a state or national license as listed above, 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
  • Advance Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychoanalysts

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

Training Requirements:

A minimum of 28 hours of continuing education in specific CBT topics.

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

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

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for CBT-C certification? If you did not complete a pre-approved Certification course listed above, you will need to obtain approval from Evergreen that the course you have taken meets the educational standards before reaching out to a Consultant for consultation. Please 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.


The applicant must present and pass overall on 2 clinical case studies in CBT-focused case review consultation sessions, with an Evergreen Certifications Approved Consultant*. The consultation sessions must be completed within 2 years of completion of education hours.

The following information should be included in the case presentation (a write-up submission is not required, though you will be expected to speak on all aspects for each case presented):

  • CBT case conceptualization
  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Agenda of session, including:
    • Check-in
    • Objectives prepared for session
    • Treatment plan and goals
    • Session skill activity
    • Session summary and feedback
    • Client homework/behavioral experiment
  • Application of evidence based diagnostic specific CBT skills

To be approved for certification, applicants must pass with an overall score of 3 or 4 in each category on the Case Consultation Form. If any scores are below this, the applicant should reach out to Evergreen at info@evergreencertifications.com for next steps if still interested in obtaining the certification.

Sample CBT-C Case Consultation Form can be found here.

*If you are working with a CBT consultant that is not listed as an Evergreen Certifications Approved Consultant, please have the consultant send a copy of their professional license and CV for Evergreen to review for approval to consultant@evergreencertifications.com

[+] Evergreen-approved Consultants:

Application Process:

For your initial 3-year certification, please complete the following steps.

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Complete clinical consultation
  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
    • Completed consultation form
    • A completed CBT-C application form
  4. Remit your initial application payment of 249.99 USD online

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 CBT-C certification, a renewal is required after your initial 3-year certification. A 3-year renewal requires 18 clock hours of CBT related continuing education (includes DBT, ACT, REBT, MBCT, mindfulness, positive psychology).

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

Frequently Asked Questions

[+] Am I required to take a specific training program to become CBT-C certified?
[+] Can I receive consultation from more than 1 consultant?
[+] How do I get a Case Consultation Form?
[+] What credential do I receive after getting certified?
[+] How do I get my digital badge?
[+] How long does my CBT-C certification last?
[+] Do I need to renew my CBT-C certification?
[+] How do I maintain my CBT-C certification?
[+] What happens if my CBT-C certification expires?
[+] I took a CBT training a while ago, would it still count toward certification?
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