Certified Trauma Informed Care Professional

Are you ready to step into the life awaiting you as a Certified Trauma Professional?

  • Clinical expertise – Let clients know you are providing them with the best tools and strategies for improving clinical outcomes.
  • Client trust – Provide assurance to clients that you can help them when you display your certification.
  • Documentation of knowledge – Certification is a personal accomplishment and unbiased barometer of your knowledge.
  • Improved insurance reimbursements – More favorable consideration from insurance companies and managed care panels.
  • Professional recognition – Distinguish yourself from your peers and increase your opportunities for career advancement and client referrals.

Complete your certification in 3 easy steps

  1. Pay your certification or re-certification. 
– Make your payment, and after that, you will receive an email with the instructions to send us your proof of training and credentials.

2. Provide us the proof of training and credentials.

After we receive your proof of training and credential we will validate. It can take between 1 to 7 days.

3. Your certification is issued

and you can show it to your clients, add to your website, social media or email signatures.

Certification Standards

  • Neurobiology of Trauma 
  • Types of Trauma
  • Understanding of Simple Trauma
  • ACES Study Framework
  • Awareness of the phases of Harman Trauma Treatment Model (safety, stabilization, processing and re-integration) –
  • Understanding of the diverse  Evidence Model Trauma Treatments 
  • An understanding of DSM-5® classification of trauma & stressor-related disorder
  • An understanding of developmental trauma; attachment-related trauma 
  • Attachment Theory
  • Awareness of assessment tools & scales
  • Recognize symptoms of trauma; comorbidities 
  • Current literature and research on the latest treatment modalities

Professional Eligibility

  • Psychologist (LP, LCP, BSA, MSSA PsyD)
  • Counselor (LCMHC • LCP • LCPC • LMHC • LPC • LPCC • LPCMH)
  • Social Workers ( LCSW • LCSW-C • LICSW • LISW • LISW-CP • LMSW • LMSW-ACP • LSCSW)
  • Marriage and Family Therapist ( LCMFT • LIMFT • LMFT )
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Physicians, Practitioners, and medical personal
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselors with LADC o Chemical Dependency/Substance Abuse Counselors with LCDC o Registered Nurses (non-Psychiatric Nurses) o Clergy o Educators

Accepted Trainings

  • Trauma Research Foundation 
  • PESI
  • Compassion Inquiry
  • Any other trauma training that fulfill the Certifications Standards


  1. Payment of the Application Fee.
  2. Please submit your info (you will receive it by email after your payment is processed)
  3. If  we consider it necessary, we will ask you to submit the following documentation:
    1. Copies of completion of training as outlined in the Educational Standards
    2. Documentation of professional status in the form of one of the following:
      1. Licensed professional – a copy of your professional license or designation
      2. Graduate student – a copy of your unofficial transcript.
  4. Your Certification is Issued after verification between 48 – 72 labor hours.

Note: If by any means your certification is not approved, we will refund the payment done between 1-3 days after you receive the notice that your certificate was not approved

If you have questions, you can write us at certifications@iptrauma.org.

199 USD Regular price.
Pay only 149 USD until July 31st.

Plus, two-year certification valid