EMDRIA Certification Criteria


EMDRIA Certification Criteria

The applicant for the designation of EMDRIA Certified Therapist must meet the following criteria:

1) EMDRIA Approved Training: Submit evidence of having completed an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training Course. A copy of your certificate of completion is required.

2) License/Certification: Show evidence of a license/certification/registration as a mental health professional. A photocopy of your license/certification/registration to practice independently is required.

3) Attach notarized documentation supporting the following statements:

  • You have at least two years experience in your field of license/certification/registration
  • You conducted at least 50 EMDR sessions with at least 25 clients
    • EMDR Consulting requires that you have completed 100 EMDR sessions 
      • To truly be competent in EMDR, deserving of being certified, EMDR Consulting believes in a higher bar; therefore, if you choose us to provide your certification consultation, we will require you to have completed 100 EMDR sessions before we will submit our letter of recommendation

4) Have you received 20 hours of consultation by an Approved Consultant in EMDR?*

  • At least 10 of these hours must be obtained through individual, EMDR-focused consultation.
  • The remaining 10 hours may be obtained through small group consultation. Consultation groups cannot exceed more than 8 participants at a time.

*These 20 hours of consultation are in addition to the 10 group consultation hours required to complete an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training Course.

5) Attach letter(s) of recommendation from one or more Approved Consultant(s) in EMDR regarding your utilization of EMDR with clients.

6) Attach two letters of recommendation regarding your professional utilization of EMDR (if possible), ethics in practice, and professional character. These can be obtained from colleagues or peers.

7) Attach certificates of completion of 12 hours of EMDRIA Credits (continuing education in EMDR). The EMDR Training is not awarded EMDRIA Credits – only EMDRIA Approved Credit Programs in EMDR that are completed after the entire EMDR Training program can receive EMDRIA Credits and be used towards this application requirement. Please click here to view the Calendar of Events.

8) EMDRIA’s Professional Code of Conduct. Applicants must read and verify on the application form that they agree to adhere to EMDRIA’s Professional Code of Conduct.

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EMDR Training:
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River Forest, IL
January 5-7, 2018

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January 5-7, 2018

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Whitfield, MS (Jackson area)
January 11-13, 2018

Whitfield, MS

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January 11-13, 2018

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Columbus, OH
January 12-14, 2018

Columbus, OH

EMDR Training:
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January 12-14, 2018

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