CGCS-CA

Certified Child & Adolescent Grief Counseling Specialist

Who is Eligible

Nationally registered, credentialed or association member professionals, including:

  1. Counsellor
  2. Psychotherapist
  3. Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
  4. Play Therapist
  5. Mental Health Nurse
  6. Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  7. Medical Doctor
  8. Social Worker
  9. Psychologist
  10. Credentialed mental health nurse
  11. Registered nurse practitioner
  12. And more!

A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.

Training Requirements

A minimum of 12 CPD hours of training in specific child and adolescent grief topics. Click here for details.

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

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

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application fee payment of 149.99 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

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 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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