Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

[+] [-] How could certification benefit me?
Certification demonstrates that you have met clear and established guidelines of training and experience. Many providers take pride in developing a specialty in particular approaches, and obtaining a certification is one way to emphasize and give credibility to those efforts. For some, certification may help to distinguish themselves in the marketplace.
[+] [-] How could certification benefit my clients?
Many clients benefit from knowing that their providers have verified training and experience. An added feeling of confidence in providers may increase belief and expectancy that the treatment is effective.
[+] [-] How does certification relate to competency?
Competency is a life-long pursuit and not a black or white construct (i.e., competent versus not competent). Competency relates to training to acquire relevant professional and scientific knowledge, experience with the appropriate supervision and/or consultation to acquire professional skills, and the ability to recognize one’s limits of competency, signaling the need for further training, experience, supervision, consultation, or to refer the client on to another professional.
[+] [-] Where do I get the training to be certified?
Evergreen Certifications recognizes training from regionally and nationally accredited universities as well as approved CPD courses and workshops.
[+] [-] How long does the certification process take?
The certification approval process takes between 1-2 weeks.
[+] [-] What is the difference between a certificate and a certification?
Certificate Programs and Certification are an increasing segment of the professional CPD 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, membership, registration or certication 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.
[+] [-] What is Evergreen Certification's return and refund policy?
A full refund of your purchase can be issued within 30 days from the day in which we received your payment.
[+] [-] I took a continuing education course several years ago. Can I use it to get Certified?
Evergreen Certifications will accept courses for Certification that have been completed within 3 years of initial application for Certification.

Certified Provider Registry

[+] [-] How do I join your provider registry?
Professionals who are Certified through Evergreen Certifications are welcome to join. Get started HERE
[+] [-] I made my provider registry payment, but don't see my name and/or Certification listed. What happened?
Two things could have happened: 1. There's a short delay of 10 minutes in updating the registry. 2. Your Certification through Evergreen Certifications is not Active. Only Active Certifications are listed.
[+] [-] Provider registry user agreement and disclaimer
Evergreen Certification’s Certified Therapist Registry consists of therapists who have met our criteria for certification. Choosing a therapist appropriate to treat an individual, couple, family, or system requires evaluation beyond a therapist’s degree, licensure, and certification(s). The EVGCI encourages consumers to weigh their available options carefully and to seek the direct advice of health professionals when needed. Buy purchasing a listing in the registry or accessing the registry, users agree to release without exception EVGCI members, advisors, affiliates, and employees from all claims, damages, demands, rights or causes of action, present or future, known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, arising from or in any manner resulting from or related to use of this registry. Further, users hereby agree to waive all such claims, damages, demands, rights or causes of action and declare that this waiver and release is to be binding upon their heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns.

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