Certification Process

APSATS has approved the following certification process for those therapists or coaches who have completed the 4 day APSATS MPTM Certification Training program. Once the applicant has successfully completed the training and receives a certificate of completion of the program, the applicant will then complete the following requirements for consideration for Certification by APSATS as a Certified Partner Specialist (CPS) or Certified Partner Coach (CPC). Please note that these requirements are our initial requirements. We reserve the right to make changes to these requirements in the future as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.

To become certified after completion of the required training modules, an applicant will meet the following requirements:

  1. Licensed or license eligible in their state or comparable process from another country
  2. Completion of 30 hours of case consultation with an APSATS approved supervisor, which can be face-to-face or via telephone or Skype, and any combination of individual or group. You will also complete at least 125 hours of direct service with partners, couples, groups etc. while working toward certification.
  3. Provide 2 professional references + Supervisor recommendation letter/evaluation.
  4. Complete an application process that includes the following:

– Copy of any state licenses or certifications
– Copy of graduate level education transcripts/diplomas
– Up to date resume/CV
– List of professional affiliations
– Proof of liability insurance
– Proof of completion of required training (APSATS Training modules)
– Completed and signed Supervisor Evaluation & Recommendation Letter
– Complete written case study to be reviewed by application committee
– Payment of a $200 application fee

Please request a copy of the application when you are approaching meeting this requirements and are ready to apply for certification! You can email at info@apsats.org.

Renewal Process

  1. Renewal required every 2 years (2 years from your certification date)
  2. Demonstrate completion of 20 hours of continuing education with 10 of those hours directly related to partner or couple trauma treatment (i.e. EMDR training, PTSD, partner trauma & sex addiction, etc.) Send documentation of completed continuing education to the APSATS office.
  3. Payment of $100 renewal fee