Evergreen Certifications
Certification in just a few, easy steps!

Who is Eligible:

[+] Psychologists
[+] Psychotherapist or Counsellor
[+] Social Workers
[+] Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
[+] Play Therapist
[+] Mental Health Nurse
[+] Psychiatrist
[+] Learn more about who can become a certified CAIMHP professional

Training Requirements:

A minimum of 12 CPD hours of training in specific addictions assessment and treatment topics.

[+] Learn more about CAIMHP certification training requirements

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

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for CAIMHP 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 CPD, all training must be purchased directly through the accredited training organization. Training is not included in the certification fee.

Complete Clinical Hours:

The candidate must attest that, over the course of their career, they have completed a minimum of 100 contact hours with clients who have substance use disorder as co-occurring factor presented during mental health treatment.

Application Process:

For your initial 1-year certification, please complete the following steps.

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application payment of 99.99 USD online
  3. Upload the following documents to your account:
    • A copy of the candidate’s professional registration, credential, or membership
    • Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CPD or completion certificate
    • A completed CAIMHP application form

Evergreen Certifications will certify applicants who meet the above requirements.

Please note: Certification does not imply endorsement of clinical competency. As a registered/credentialed 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.

To maintain CAIMHP 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 CPD hours of assessment and treatment of substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, suicide/self-injury, and/or psychological trauma training since you were last certified; a 2-year renewal requires 12 CPD hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 hours.

Sample CAIMHP renewal trainings include:

Renewal CPD 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 registration, credential, or membership
    • Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CPD or completion certificate
  3. Remit your CAIMHP renewal fee online
    • $49.99 for a 1-year renewal
    • $79.99 for a 2-year renewal
    • $99.99 for a 3-year renewal

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

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