How to Become EMDR Certified by EMDRIA

Training Requirements

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a type of therapy used to treat trauma-related disorders. Becoming EMDR certified requires meeting specific educational and training requirements and passing a certification exam. Here are the steps to become EMDR certified:

  1. Meet the educational requirements: You must have a master's or doctoral degree in a mental health field from an accredited institution.
  2. Complete EMDR therapy training: You must complete an EMDR therapy training program that is approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). The program must be at least 50 hours long and include both didactic and practicum components.
  3. Obtain EMDR therapy experience: You must complete at least 20 hours of supervised EMDR therapy with at least 10 clients.
  4. Pass the EMDR certification exam: You must pass a written and oral exam that assesses your knowledge of EMDR therapy and your ability to apply it in clinical settings.
  5. Maintain certification: To maintain your EMDR certification, you must complete ongoing EMDR therapy education and training and adhere to ethical and professional standards.

To find EMDR therapy training programs and certification requirements, visit the EMDR International Association website.