Evergreen Certification Institute is a non-profit organization that specializes in the certification of
Dialectical Behavior Therapy providers and the accreditation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy programs.

Application Process

Our application process for Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a simple 3 step process:

Documents can be emailed to info@evgci.com 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.

Benefits of Certification

Staying Current

The healthcare profession is no longer just about what you know, but rather how you effectively implement that knowledge in the workplace every day. Earning and maintaining your certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy provides you the opportunity to show the public and employers that you continue to meet high standards of not only your knowledge but how you apply your education, training and experience on the job.

Professional Reputation and Credibility

Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a personal accomplishment and unbiased barometer of your skills and shows initiative and drive when certification is not required. Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy also distinguishes you from your peers and can increase your opportunities for career advancement and increased earning.

Client Trust

Earning and maintaining your certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy validates and provides assurance to consumer and clients; other healthcare 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 the field of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

How Do I Remain Certified?

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.

Understanding the Difference Between Certificates and Certification

Certificate Programs and Certification are an increasing segment of the behavioral health continuing education marketplace. 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:

  • Certificate Programs indicate successful completion of a course, or series of courses, that recognize a specialty area of practice or set of skills. This demonstrates knowledge at a set time and has no ongoing requirements.
  • Professional Certifications are time-limited recognition evidencing competency as measured against predetermined and standardized criteria, typically by application and/or exam. These standardized criteria can include both academic and non-academic accomplishments such as hours in practice and licensure requirements. Certifications have ongoing requirements to maintain certification that require the holder to demonstrate s/he continues to meet or exceed the requirements set by the organization.