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Trainer Certification

Criteria

  • ISIPT membership required; membership must be renewed annually to maintain certification.
  • Completion of terminal degree in field (including but not limited to: M.S.W, M.Sc. (Clinical Counseling), M.D., M.A. (Marriage and Family Therapy), M.S.N. (Psychiatric Nursing), Psy.D. (Clinical Psychology), and Ph.D.
  • Completion of a specific trainer’s training (note: this criterion may be waived at the discretion of the committee, for instance if the trainer did not have access to this type of program in their region or became a trainer before these programs were widely available).
  • Conducted at least 8 two-day IPT training workshops (which can include introductory, intermediate or advanced levels) or the equivalent (e.g., at least 100 hours of academic IPT teaching). A list of dates, places of trainings and/ or academic institutions must be provided.

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter no longer than two (2) pages providing information that will support the criteria for ISIPT Therapist Certification.
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  • A letter of recommendation from another IPT trainer or expert colleague who has observed the applicant’s work and can provide feedback on his or her training competencies.
  • A set of training materials or course syllabi that cover accepted core IPT concepts that they have used for at least one of their trainings; and a brief narrative (1-2 paragraphs) describing how they integrate active and experiential learning into their IPT trainings.
  • Evidence of at least eight two-day IPT training workshops or at least 100 hours of academic IPT teaching.
  • Proof of completion of trainer’s training if available.

Maintenance of Certification

  • All trainers will need to recertify every five years.
  • Applications can be submitted through the ISIPT.org website.
  • Trainers due to recertify will be sent a reminder of their recertification one year prior to the end date of their certification.
  • Trainers are required to submit documentation of three trainings over the last five years or a minimum of eight hours of training workshops that have helped maintain training skills, knowledge and experience since certification.
  • Trainers must have maintained their membership in ISIPT over the previous five years.
  • Trainers must have maintained their professional license or credentials.

Process

  • Application made online. There will be two application periods annually, dates TBD.
  • Payment for 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

  • Trainer and Supervisor Certification: $450 USD
  • Fee Waivers may be offered to therapists from World Bank Lower-Middle and Lower Income countries by written request to info@isipt.org