Supervisor Certification


  • ISIPT membership required; must be renewed annually to maintain certification.
  • Current utilization of IPT in clinical, academic or research practices.
  • Already certified as an IPT therapist (*see below).
  • Had supervision on the treatment of 2 additional IPT cases for a total of 5 supervised cases for themselves
  • Has continued to implement IPT treatment approach with cases for a minimum of a year after therapist certification
  • Applicant has an identifiable track record of providing IPT supervision which includes a minimum of 80 hours providing IPT supervision in either an individual or group format as well as a minimum of supervising four different clinicians.
  • Completion of specific supervisor’s training, mentoring, academic course, self-study, or training through a research project that covered the core competencies and adherence elements of IPT supervision where available.

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter no longer than two pages providing rationale for applying for ISIPT Supervisor Certification.
  • Image of a government or organization issued identification.
  • Proof of completion of didactic training and supervision as an IPT therapist
  • Letter of recommendation from another IPT trainer or supervisor who has observed the applicant’s supervisory work and can provide feedback on supervision competencies and method of evaluating supervision competencies. (Note: the letter from your mentor should be sufficiently detailed to allow the committee to assess your competency as an IPT supervisor).
  • Proof of completed didactic IPT supervision training if available.
  • Written documentation of your supervisory work as stated above in the criteria (number of supervisees, dates of supervision, particular client/patient population, group or individual supervision, setting, method of evaluating supervisee’s IPT competencies (recordings, observations, case discussion).
  • Whenever possible, a letter from (at least one) supervisee, i.e., psychologist, nurse, psychiatry resident, social work student and specifics of any IPT adaptations utilized (IPT-A, IPC, IPT-PTSD are some examples) documenting successful IPT supervision. If not possible, please explain.

Maintenance of Certification

  • Supervisors will need to recertify every five years.
  • Applications can be submitted online through the ISIPT member portal.
  • Supervisors due to recertify will be sent a reminder of their recertification one year prior to the end date of their certification.
  • Supervisors are required to submit documentation of 40 hours of supervision of at least three supervisees over the last five years or a minimum of eight hours of supervisor trainings, or a minimum of eight hours of training workshops, consultations, webinars, etc. that have helped maintain supervising skills, knowledge and experience since initial certification.
  • Supervisors must have maintained membership in ISIPT over the previous five years.
  • Supervisors must have maintained professional license or credentials.


  • Application will be made online. There will be annual application period(s), date(s) TBD posted on
  • Payment for re-certification will be required at the time of submission. Regardless of the outcome of the application, no refunds will be offered.
  • Full application will be reviewed by the ISIPT Certification Committee.
  • Notification to candidate will occur 8-12 weeks after the submission deadline.

Fees (following final round of legacied certification)

  • Supervisor Certification only $300 USD. If applying for Supervisor and Trainer Certification concurrently the fee is $450 USD.
  • Fee waivers may be offered to therapists from World Bank Lower-Middle and Lower Income countries by written request to

*Note: For a limited time, applicants who are not certified IPT therapist and who meet ISIPT therapist certification criteria can apply for therapist certification concomitantly for an additional $50.00 USD. After this period, applicants will be expected to be certified IPT therapist before applying for supervisor certification.