CERTIFICATION: After successful completion of the trauma training, you can apply for certification through IATP, an NBCC approved continuing education provider. Before you start the certification process, you must pass the online assessment. Click on taking our online assessment. You can review for the assessment by using our study guide.

RECERTIFICATION: Submit Your Application Electronically or Download A Paper Application. We accept CE hours for recertification from most reputable CEU providers as long as they have clinical applications. You can recertify for 1, 2 or 3 years by providing 6, 12 or 18 CE hours, for a fee of $49, $79 or $99 respectively.

CERTIFICATION STEPS: In addition to appropriate professional experience in the mental health field, the participant must complete all of the following options:

  1. Satisfactory completion of any one of the following trauma trainings:  6-module online Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) offered by IATP, OR live 2-Day Trauma Competency Conference (offered by PESI.com), OR the digital seminar, The 10 Core Competencies of Trauma/Evidence-Based Treatments & Interventions (offered by PESI.com), OR the independent self-study, The 10 Core Competencies of Trauma/Evidence-Based Trauma Treatments & Interventions (offered by PESI.com), OR Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) Training Course (offered by PESI.com). For certification by equivalency, contact us.
  2. Completion and a passing grade (80%) on the CCTP online assessment
  3. Completion and submission of the CCTP application form
  4. Payment of $99 certification fee.

To acquire the base level certification of Certified Trauma Professional the applicant must demonstrate knowledge of the following principles at a professional level. These principles are covered in the trainings.

History of Trauma

“Active Ingredients” in Healing Traumatic Stress



Identify the elements of various interview protocols (e.g., semi-structured interview, mental status exam, PIDIB) as they apply to the treatment of traumatic stress.

Appreciate both the science and the artistry of interview process with a knowledge that interview is intervention.

Safety & Stabilization

Remembrance & Mourning

Renewing Certification

Recertification is effective for one, two, or three years. You can renew your certification here.  To recertify, you must submit proof of completing six (6) trauma related CE’s per year. The fees for renewing certification are $49 for one year, $79 for two years, or $99 for three years.

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