Online Trauma Training
Advanced Training Certificate Program
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Welcome to the ISTSS Advanced Training in Traumatic Stress Certificate Program

The ISTSS Certificate Program offers the unique opportunity for participants to further their training in traumatic stress through a course of workshops and lectures from world-renown clinical and research experts. One of ISTSS' best resources is its participants who are leading clinicians and researchers across a wide span of topics relate to traumatic stress. This certificate program capitalizes on their expertise to provide a personalized training program for clinicians and researchers who desire advanced training in this field.

ISTSS awards a certificate of completion for this program. This is NOT a certification.

Participants are allowed to choose from an array of  online workshops across four main subject areas*: 

  • Psychological Treatment of PTSD
  • Working with Specialized Populations
  • Neurological and Pharmacological Treatment of PTSD
  • Human Rights and Ethical Issues

* Courses must be purchased separately. When purchasing courses, you must select the option "With CE Credit". The non-member $50 certificate fee does not include course fees.

To encourage breadth of training, participants expected to complete at least one workshop of their choice in each domain for a total of 21 credits to complete the program. To encourage depth of training, participants are expected to further delve into one or more of these domains, taking additional workshops. This combination allows for a personalized training experience that will match the needs across a wide range of professionals.

Who is eligible?

  • This program is open to everyone. There is a $50 certificate fee for non-members, but that fee is waived for members.
  • Minimum of a BA or BS in a mental health discipline. (Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Health and Human Services, Community Mental Health, Early Childhood Studies, Social Gerontology, Cognitive Science, Child and Family Studies, Divinity/Pastoral Counseling)
  • Call Erika Moy to verify your eligibility before purchasing the program at 847-480-9028 x 290.


How do I register?

Participants can register for the program online: Non-members $50 USD, while that fee is waived for members. Call Erika Moy to verify your eligibility before starting the program at 847-480-9028 x 290.

Register for the Certificate program 

How do I take the courses?

Currently, all of the eligible courses are offered online.

  • Review and purchase the Expert Trainings Audio or Video Courses. Select courses marked "With CE Credit" once in the store Or review our eligible webinar recordings marked "C" at the beginning of the title.

  • Take the online quiz and course evaluation.

  • Go to the Certificate program page to log your course in the appropriate category.**

  • Once you complete 21 credits with at least 1 course in each of the required categories, click "Finalize Credits" to print a certificate.

* Quizzes must be passed with a pass/fail of 75%.
** Courses must be completed within 5 years of registration for the Certificate Program.

How long is verification of Advanced Training valid?

The verification is valid for 5 years upon completion. After the five year period, you can maintain your Certificate by participating in at least 7 hours of approved courses every two years and continuing to log these in your online training log.

What will I receive upon completion?

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to print a certificate, suitable for framing with your name, showing your total hours of advanced ISTSS endorsed training in the field of traumatic stress studies.

Questions? Contact Erika Moy: emoy@istss.org or +1-847-480-9028 x 290.