The application process for Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy is simple:
Step 2 - Prepare necessary documents outlined in the Certification Standards and complete the Certification Application.
Step 3 - Make payment on the $249.99/2 year initial application fee.
Step 4 - Email or mail in the necessary documents you prepared from Steps 1 and 2.
Documents can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Evergreen Certification Institute, PO Box 900, Eau Claire, WI 54702.
You will receive a confirmation email from Evergreen Certification Institute once we have successfully received your payment and documents to begin the review process. Please allow Evergreen Certification Institute 2-3 weeks to review your application, we will contact you if we need any additional information or clarification. If your application is approved, you will be certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for 2 years from your approval date.
Today’s professional is increasingly being expected to evidence continuing education and greater experience – a college diploma represented
a certain point in time. A Certification tells employers, clients, potential clients and fellow professional that you have continued to hone
your skills – and have kept current on latest best-practices within your profession.
Earning and maintaining your certification demonstrates how you effectively implement that knowledge in the workplace every day.
Certification is a personal accomplishment and unbiased barometer of your skills and shows initiative and drive when certification is not required. Certification also distinguishes you from your peers and can increase your opportunities for career advancement, finding new clients, and potentially increasing your income.
Earning and maintaining your certification validates and provides assurance to consumer and clients; your industry professionals and employers that through participation in continuous professional development activities they can be confident certification holders are keeping up with the new techniques and changes in their chosen field.
Evergreen Certification Institute is not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.
Your certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy is valid for two years after your application is approved. To maintain your certification, you must complete 500 hours of practice over a two-year time span. Learn more about Recertification Requirements.
Certificate Programs and Certification are an increasing segment of many industries. We understand that with new items and change that there can be confusion of the different terms and what they mean. For our purposes, we define the following terms as such: