Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional

Who is Eligible

Independently licensed, master’s prepared mental health professionals, including:

  1. Psychologist
  2. Counselor
  3. Social Worker
  4. Marriage and Family Therapist
  5. School Psychologist

A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.

Training Requirements

A minimum of 12 hours of continuing education in specific child and adolescent trauma assessment and treatment topics. Click here for details.

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

  1. Advanced Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents: A CATP Online Training Course by PESI - Certification Fee Included!
  2. Child & Adolescent Trauma Professional by ITTI

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for Certification? Submit a copy of or link to the course title, speaker, outline and learning objectives to for review.

Application Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application fee payment of 99.99 USD online
  3. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate


To maintain 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 trauma-focused continuing education since you were last Certified; a 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 hours.

Sample renewal trainings include:

  1. Children and Families with Attachment & Trauma Problems: The Latest Developmental and Systems Approaches by PESI
  2. Treating Children and Adolescents: Strategies for Anxiety, OCD, Trauma, Bullying & More by Psychotherapy Networker

Renewal Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your renewal fee online

Complete details can be found here.

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