Evergreen Certifications
Certification in just a few, easy steps!

Who is Eligible:

To be eligible for EMDR-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
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

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

Training Requirements:

A minimum of 42 hours of continuing education, including 18 hours specific to trauma, 18 hours specific to EMDR, and 6 clinical practice hours.

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

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

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for EMDR 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.


The applicant must participate in a minimum of 10 hours of EMDR-focused case review consultation sessions, with an Evergreen Certifications Approved Consultant*. The consultation sessions must be completed within 1 year of completion of education hours.

The applicant must have an Evergreen Certifications Approved Consultant* review at least 1 EMDR client session either by video submission to the consultant, session transcript review with the consultant or by having the consultant present for live observation of the client session.

Please note that after you complete the education hours, you should begin using EMDR to discuss in consultation.

*If you are working with an EMDR 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 info@evergreencertifications.com

[+] Evergreen-approved Consultants:

Application Process:

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

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Complete required reading
  3. Complete clinical consultation
  4. Remit your initial application payment of 349.99 USD online
  5. Upload the following documents to your account:

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 EMDR-C certification, a renewal is required after your initial 2-year certification. A 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours of EMDR focused continuing education.

Sample EMDR 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 EMDR-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 2 years, you are no longer eligible to renew your certification and instead can reapply for certification

Frequently Asked Questions

[+] Do I have to be certified to use EMDR?
[+] Why should I become an Evergreen Certified EMDR Clinician (EMDR-C)?
[+] I took an EMDR training a while ago, would it still count toward certification?
[+] For the required reading, do I have to choose only from the EMDR Therapy books listed in the certification standards?
[+] What is consultation?
[+] Can I receive consultation from more than 1 consultant?
[+] What credential do I receive after getting certified?
[+] How long does my EMDR-C certification last?
[+] Do I need to renew my certification?
[+] How do I maintain my EMDR-C certification?
[+] What happens if my EMDR-C certification expires?
[+] How do I get my digital badge?

Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD, EMDR-C is president of Integrative Trauma Treatment, LLC, in Havertown, PA. She provides clients an integrative approach to trauma, and treats PTSD in adolescent and adult populations, including clients with eating disorders, sexual trauma, and self-injury. An international speaker on the treatment of trauma, Linda has developed, produced, and presents multi-media workshops on all aspects of psychological trauma.

Linda is the author of best selling Trauma Competency: A Clinician’s Guide (PPM, 2010) and her newest book 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions (PPM, 2013). She is the producer of the best-selling Interview Trauma series DVD’s in which she collaborated with the world’s leaders in Trauma: Bessel van der Kolk, MD; Peter Levine, PhD; Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCS; Stephen Porges, PhD; Janina Fisher, PhD; and many more.

Arielle Schwartz - PhD, CCTP-II, E-RYT, EMDR-C

Arielle Schwartz, PhD, CCTP-II, E-RYT, EMDR-C is a clinical psychologist, internationally sought-out teacher, therapeutic yoga instructor, and leading voice in the healing of PTSD and complex trauma. She is the author of five books based upon her integrative, mind-body approach to trauma recovery: The Complex PTSD Workbook; The Post Traumatic Growth Guidebook; A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD; EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology; and The Complex PTSD Treatment Manual. Her unique blend of spirituality and science can be found in her writings, guided trauma recovery programs, and applied Polyvagal Theory in yoga for trauma recovery. Dr. Schwartz is an accomplished teacher who guides therapist in the application of EMDR, somatic psychology, parts work therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions for the treatment of trauma and complex trauma. She is a longtime meditation and yoga practitioner with a passion, kindness, compassion, joy, and a succinct way of speaking about very complex topics - along with a passion for the outdoors; all of which she incorporates into her work as founder of the Center for Resilience Informed Therapy in Boulder, Colorado where she maintains a private practice providing psychotherapy, supervision, and consultation. Dr. Schwartz believes that the journey of trauma recovery is an awakening of the spiritual heart. Discover more at drarielleschwartz.com.

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