The Evergreen Certification Institute (EVGCI), an independent organization dedicated to certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, ensures that each of our certifications are earned, not given. Professionals that are certified by the EVGCI meet specific thresholds for education and experience that are set by our advisory board. It is our promise that the EVGCI will not waiver from the standards we implement and that our certification is the gold standard when it comes to certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
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.
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: