Recently there has been a great deal of confusion regarding what it means to be EMDR Certified and what is required to become EMDR Certified. Some therapists who have completed both levels of EMDR basic training have begun advertising themselves as EMDR Certified or “Level II Certified” and this is incorrect – completeing EMDR basic training does NOT make you EMDR Certified, it makes you EMDR Trained.
In order to become EMDR Certified you must complete additional EMDR training courses, EMDR consultation hours with an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and submit a certfication application and fee to EMDRIA. The certification process is a great way to increase the credibility of your practice and demonstrate to your patients that you have made a commitment and a substantial time investment to EMDR.
Here at the EMDRIA offices we get calls and emails everyday from potential EMDR clients looking for a therapist in their area, and many request the names of only Certified Therapists. So if you are looking for a way to grow your clientele and further develop your EMDR credentials, then certification may be right for you. For more information on becoming EMDR Certified, please click here. Please note that EMDR Certification expires every two years and must be renewed to remain active.
We would like to ask all EMDR Therapists that have not completed the EMDR Certification process to advertise themselves as EMDR Trained, rather than EMDR Certified or “Level II Certified” (please note that there is no such certification).