CGCS

Certified Grief Counseling Specialist - CGCS

People experience Grief from big, life-shattering events as well as small losses to their daily routines and relationships. Certified Grief Counseling Specialists have training in evidence-based counseling strategies that can help struggling clients find meaning after loss.

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Become a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist - CGCS

Who is Eligible

Who is Eligible

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

  1. Counselor
  2. Psychologist
  3. School Psychologist
  4. Social Worker
  5. Marriage and Family Therapist
  6. Psychiatric Nurse
  7. Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  8. Ordained Clergy
  9. And more!

A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.

Training Requirements

Training Requirements

A minimum of 6 hours of continuing education or professional development training in specific grief counseling topics. Click here for details.

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

  1. Grief Treatment Certification Online Course by PESI
  2. Grief Treatment: A Certification Training on Evidence-Based Approaches to Care Across the Lifespan - Certification Fee Included!
  3. Online webcast Grief Counseling Trainings by PESI

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 info@evergreencertifications.com for review.

Application Process

Application Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application fee payment of 99.99 USD online
  3. Submit the following application documents to info@evergreencertifications.com
    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
Recertification

Recertification

To maintain Certification, a reapplication 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 grief-focused continuing education or professional development training since you were last Certified; a 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 hours.

Sample recertification trainings include:

  1. Grief Treatment: Current Evidence-Based Approaches to Care Across the Lifespan online training by PESI
  2. The Ultimate Grief Treatment Toolbox: Over 60 Interventions to Promote Healing & Hope Among Grieving Children, Adolescents & Adults online training by PESI

Recertification Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your recertification application fee online
  3. Submit the following application documents to info@evergreencertifications.com
    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

Complete details can be found here.

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