Procedure: Advanced Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist ACCTS

Certification Procedure:


STEP 1 – Satisfactory completion of one of the following preliminary trauma trainings:

STEP 2 – Satisfactory completion of the following trauma training COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF APPLYING FOR CERTIFICATION:

STEP 3 – Online payment of certification fee

  1. Click the (Get Certified Now) button below to enroll to take the certification
  2. On the next screen you will
    • Choose your certification(s)
    • Click “checkout”
    • If you are already registered click “Log in here” to login, if you have not registered complete the account information form to register during the checkout process
    • Complete the purchase of the certification

STEP 4 – Complete the Personal Information Questionnaire

STEP 5 – Upload Required Documents

    • Proof of course completion of Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual OR Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Family
    • AND Proof of course completion of Advance Training for Trauma Treatment of Complex PTSD
    • AND Proof of education – Master’s degree required in mental health related field, medicine or addiction (scanned copy of degree or transcripts)
    • AND Proof of State or National license as a Psychologist; Clinical Social Worker; Licensed Professional Counselor; Marriage and Family Therapist; Licensed Master’s Level Addiction Counselor; Psychiatrist; or Psychiatric Nurse (or equivalent if practicing outside of the United States) (scanned copy of license)
    • AND Proof of a minimum of five (5) years of clinical experience

STEP 6 – Complete and pass the certification exam with a passing grade of 80% or above (approximate time to complete 1 hour)

Please allow 2-3 weeks to review your documentation, we will contact you if we need any additional information or clarification. If your application is approved, you will be certified for 1 year from your application date.


After payment, you will be redirected to your My Account page to complete steps 4-6.


You can recertify your credentials for one (1) year by completing six (6) CE trauma related hours, for a fee of $100. To have your recertification application reviewed please complete the following steps:

Step 1 – Satisfactory completion of six (6) CE trauma related hours since original certification date

Step 2 – Login to upload documentation and pay renewal fee

  1. In My Account Dashboard, click the Renew link below the certification you want to renew.
  2. Complete the purchase to renew your certification
  3. In My Account Dashboard, go to DOCUMENT MANAGER and upload your proof of CE completion for your renewal

Please allow TII 2-3 weeks to review your documentation, we will contact you if we need any additional information or clarification.



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