CGCS

Certified Grief Counseling Specialist - CGCS

People experience Grief from big, life-shattering events as well as small losses to their daily routines and relationships. Certified Grief Counseling Specialists have training in evidence-based counseling strategies that can help struggling clients find meaning after loss.

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Become a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist - CGCS

Who is Eligible

Who is Eligible

Nationally registered, credentialed or association member professionals, including:

  1. Counsellor
  2. Psychotherapist
  3. Psychologist
  4. Social Worker
  5. Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
  6. Play Therapist
  7. Mental Health Nurse
  8. Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  9. Medical Doctor
  10. And more!

A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.

Training Requirements

Training Requirements

A minimum of 6 CPD hours of training in specific grief counseling topics. Click here for details.

Pre-approved, 3rd party trainings that meet the training requirements for Certification include:

  1. Grief Treatment Certification Training: Evidence-Based Approaches to Care Across the Lifespan by PESI UK - Certification Included!

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for Certification? Submit a copy of or link to the course title, speaker, outline and learning objectives to info@evergreencertifications.com for review.

Application Process

Application Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application fee payment of 99.99 USD online
  3. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional registration, credential, or membership
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CPD or completion certificate
Renewal

Renewal

To maintain Certification, a reapplication is required. After your initial 1-year Certification, you have the option to renew for 1, 2 or 3 years. A 1-year renewal requires 6 CPD hours of grief-focused training since you were last Certified; a 2-year renewal requires 12 CPD hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 hours.

Sample recertification trainings include:

Renewal Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your recertification application fee of USD online
  3. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional registration, credential, or membership
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CPD or completion certificate

Complete details can be found here.

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