CGCS-CA

Certified Child & Adolescent Grief Counseling Specialist

Who is Eligible

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

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

Learn more about who can become certified from our detailed list of eligible CGCS-CA professionals.

Training Requirements

A minimum of 12 hours of continuing education in specific child and adolescent grief topics. Learn more about CGCS-CA certification training requirements.

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

  1. Grief Counseling for Childen & Adolescents: Developmentally-Appropriate Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Processing Grief Online Training by PESI
  2. Grief Counseling for Children and Adolescents: A Certification Training Course on Facilitating Healthy Grieving and Restoring Hope by PESI - Certification Included!

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for CGCS-CA 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.

Application Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application payment of 149.99 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

Renewal

To maintain CGCS-CA 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 grief-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 CGCS-CA renewal trainings include:

  1. The Ultimate Grief Treatment Toolbox: Over 60 Interventions to Promote Healing & Hope Among Grieving Children, Adolescents & Adults online training by PESI
  2. Grief Treatment: Current Evidence-Based Approaches to Care Across the Lifespan online training by PESI
  3. 100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Techniques to Integrate Into Your Clinical Practice by PESI
  4. 100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Techniques to Integrate Into Your Clinical Practice by PESI

Renewal Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. 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
  3. Remit your CGCS-CA renewal fee online

Learn more about renewing your CGCS-CA certification with Evergreen Certifications.

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