FL State Certifications: 


Certified E-Therapist (CET)

The Certified E-Therapist (CET)
A Certified E-Therapist is often the primary person providing direct care to individuals using distance technologies. The role of the E-Therapist includes but 

National Certifications 


The ACS credential attests to the educational background, knowledge, skills, and competencies of the approved clinical supervisor.Purposes of the ACS Credential:

  • Identify Mental Health Professions who have met national professional supervision standards
  • Promote the professional identity, visibility, and accountability of clinical supervisors
  • Encourage the professional growth of clinical supervisors


Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential as a means to independently verify that applicants have met professional coaching competency standards established by CCE and subject matter experts. These standards reflect the common knowledge, skills and abilities of a professional coach.The BCC is a mark of quality. It demonstrates to the public that a professional coach has:

  • Met educational and training requirements
  • Passed a psychometrically sound coach-specific examination
  • Obtained experience in the field of coaching
  • Professional peer references
  • Accountability to an enforceable ethics code
  • Commitment to continuing education

The achievement of the Board Certified Coach credential solidifies the professional identity of the coach. The BCC credential is attractive to professionals who would like to provide independent third-party verification that they have achieved certain coaching competency standards.


One of the primary goals of the new Centers of Career Development Excellence Program Accreditation (CoE) process is to help build quality-based, high performing career development programming capacity in national and regional workforce development systems and their provider networks, especially for those serving educationally or economically disadvantaged populations and entry-level incumbent workers.


As a national credential offered by CCE, the Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) represents to employers and the public that credential holders have met the established requirements and adhere to the NBCC Code of Ethics and the NBCC Provision of Distance Professional Services.All applicants and credential holders are reminded that national credentialing is a separate process from state licensure. Licensure refers to laws which regulate professional practice or use of a title in a particular state. All credential holders and applicants must adhere to applicable state licensure laws. For information regarding state counselor licensure boards, please visit www.nbcc.org/stateLicensure.

What is distance counseling?A Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) is nationally recognized as a professional with training in best practices in distance counseling. Distance counseling is a counseling approach that takes the best practices of traditional counseling as well as some of its own unique advantages and adapts them for delivery to clients via electronic means in order to maximize the use of technology-assisted counseling techniques. The technology-assisted methods may include telecounseling (telephone), secure e-mail communication, chat, videoconferencing or stand-alone software programs.


Individuals who obtain the Distance Credentialed Facilitator (DCF) credential can effectively assist clients in the area of career development and planning. They may also facilitate the fostering and maintenance of interpersonal relationships, but essentially in the context of helping clients to plan for and maintain successful functioning within the world of work. Distance Credentialed Facilitators can offer their services via appropriate technology-assisted methods (telephone, e-mail, etc.). They will seek supervision/consultation, as required by the ethical standards that apply to DCFs and those standards that govern their professional scope of practice.The DCF credential sets the standard in the evolving practice of distance facilitation, designating individuals who have completed the ReadyMinds DCF Training Program and met the requirements set forth by the Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc. (CCE). Distance facilitation practice is recognized as a valid and valuable approach to helping clients and staff.

Distance Credentialed Facilitators may serve as any of the following:

  • Career center staff
  • Career coaches
  • Career development case managers
  • Career group facilitators
  • Employment/placement specialists
  • Human resource personnel
  • Intake interviewers
  • Job search trainers
  • Life coaches
  • Mentors
  • Social services personnel
  • Occupational and labor market information resource persons
  • Workforce development personnel and others


GCDFs help people meet career goals by providing career facilitation and guidance. GCDFs work alongside professionals with more extensive training in government employment agencies, schools, universities, corporate human resources departments, private consultancy firms, and many other settings.


The Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) created the Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) with the assistance of the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) in consultation with the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE). The credentialing process was designed for human services practitioners seeking to advance their careers by acquiring independent verification of their practical knowledge and educational background.


Thousands of correctional staff working directly with offender groups have been trained to facilitate the T4C curriculum. In order to promote and recognize T4C group facilitators who demonstrate commitment to the curriculum, the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE), the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the authors of the T4C curriculum developed the T4C-CF credentialing process.Why Obtain the T4C-CF Credential?The T4C-CF:

  • Indicates the ability to competently facilitate the T4C curriculum.
  • Indicates probity; credential holders must adhere to the T4C-CF Code of Ethics.
  • Demonstrates the credential holder’s commitment to maintaining the integrity of the T4C curriculum.
  • Provides a sense of accomplishment in having mastered the knowledge and skills required for certification.
  • Provides an identity within a larger group of individuals committed to high standards in facilitating the T4C curriculum.

Professional Training’s and Certifications: 


Is Certification required to practice EMDR? 
Certification is a voluntary process that is not required by anyone. It is a pathway through which individual therapists may wish to pursue further training. Certification is not required at this time in order for a clinician to practice EMDR. If you are trained, then you can do EMDR under your license. Certification in EMDR is an option that many therapists have wanted because of Managed Care concerns and hospital privileges. After you complete basic EMDR therapy training (information below), you can continue on to get EMDR certificationclick here for more information on becoming certified. The EMDR Therapy Training: 
Requires Basic Training (Weekend 1 and 2) that is designed for licensed mental health practitioners who treat adults and children in a clinical setting. EMDR is a comprehensive psychotherapy that accelerates the treatment of a wide range of pathologies and self-esteem issues related to disturbing events and present life conditions. This interactional, standardized approach has been empirically tested in over 20 randomized controlled studies with trauma patients, and hundreds of published case reports evaluating a considerable range of presenting complaints, including depression, anxiety, phobias, excessive grief, somatic conditions and addictions. EMDR therapy is guided by the Adaptive Information Processing model which addresses the unprocessed memories that appear to set the basis for a wide range of dysfunction. A number of neurophysiological studies have documented the rapid post treatment EMDR effects. Certificate of Completion Requirements:

  • Completion of Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 Training’s
  • Reading the textbook, EMDR: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures (Shapiro 2001)
  • 10 hours of case consultation with an EMDR Institute Approved Consultant
  • 5 hours are required prior to Weekend 2; 5 hours after Weekend 2
  • Note: It is recommended that clinicians practice the skills learned in Weekend 1 with selected clients for a minimum of 20-30 sessions before attending Weekend 2.
  • Note: EMDR should be administered only by licensed clinicians specifically trained in EMDR (or graduate students under supervision of a licensed clinician, intern qualifications). 

Qualifications for Attending: 
A clinical background is necessary for the effective application of EMDR therapy. Attendance at the workshop is limited to all levels of social workers and mental health professionals who have a masters degree or higher in the mental health field and are licensed or certified through a state or national board which authorizes independent practice.

Intern/Graduate Student Requirements: 
Completion of graduate level coursework at an accredited school and be on a licensing track under state sanctioned supervision by a licensed clinician. Please submit a current supervisor’s letter with his/her degree and license number. Note: If registering as an intern/graduate student you must Submit letter from supervisor confirming supervision with his/her signature and license number


What is Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT)? 
RRT works under the understanding that the subconscious controls emotions, desires, memory, habits, thoughts, dreams and automatic responses. One may consciously understand the value of eliminating problematic emotions, thoughts or behaviors but unless the subconscious mind is reached, enduring change is unlikely. By engaging the subconscious mind and eliminating the ongoing influence from troubling past events, blocked energy is released, healing takes place, and change is automatic. Negative habits and painful emotions are replaced by positive actions and feelings of well-being. Blocked energy is released. Healing takes place. With Rapid Resolution Therapy techniques, desired change can be automatic and lasting.Is Certification required to practice RRT? 
Certification is a voluntary process that is not required by anyone. It is a pathway through which individual therapists may wish to pursue further training. Certification is not required at this time in order for a clinician to practice RRT. For more information on RRT Certification click here.

RRT Training: 

RRT Advanced Training:

Qualifications for Training:
In order to be participate in RRT Training’s an individual must be licensed as a medical or mental health professional or be a registered intern in a mental health profession.

Continuing Education Credits: 
This training program has met the standards for approval of continuing education courses set forth by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling regarding the qualifications necessary for mental health professionals to practice hypnosis (Rule 64B4-6.002) including the required 50 hours of instruction. This training program also counts toward obtaining certification by the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists and the Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy. Licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors and marriage and family therapists earn 25 continuing education contact hours for each training.


Apply for RPT/S Credentials Registered Play Therapists (RPT) and Registered Play Therapists-Supervisors (RPT-S) are state licensed or certified practitioners who have satisfied the criteria described in the RPT/S Guide. To review the criteria or complete the application, click on the applicable option below:RPT/S Guide (PDF)
RPT/S Application – Printable Form
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

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