Path to Certification

Certified FETI® offers individuals three levels of certification with the goal of providing a consistent and accountable interviewing experience based in the latest trauma-informed science and practice.

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Why Certification?

The infrastructure and standardization of the FETI Methodology enables interviewers to be evaluated in a consistent manner and provides clear metrics to determine whether an interview is in fact a Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview. Certification allows individual practitioners the opportunity for professional accountability by having the governing body of Certified FETI maintain, update, and evaluate the FETI Methodology.

Benefits of FETI Certification

  • Public accountability and transparency of interviewing methodology and efficiency
  • Standardization and evaluation increases consistency of interviews
  • Closes the feedback loop between interviewer and participant
  • Access to additional interviewing tools on the Certified FETI platform

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Path to Basic Certification

Step 1 of 3 to Basic Certification

The FETI Methodology Course

The FETI Methodology Course is Certified FETI’s flagship training as it provides the full curriculum for the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview methodology. At the core of the course is an interactive online experience taught by Certified FETI Advanced (CFP-A) instructors with significant industry and FETI interviewing experience. The online course also includes a library of resources and six optional ‘live’ office hour sessions throughout the year.

The FETI Methodology Course (Online)

Basic Certification Credit

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Online

None

Self-paced (16 hours)

$395

The FETI Methodology Course is Certified FETI’s foundational training as it provides the full curriculum for the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview methodology. At the core of the course is an interactive online experience taught by Certified FETI Advanced (CFP-A) instructors. This course comes with lifetime access to all future curriculum updates.

The FETI Methodology Course provides lifetime access to all future curriculum updates.

Benefits from Completing This Course
  • Listed on Certified FETI® Directory with Certificate of Completion (limited profile)
  • Access to course curriculum, free for life (including updates)
Step 2 of 3 to Basic Certification

Practical Application of the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview

Practical Application of FETI® (in-person or online) is the second course on your path to Basic certification.

Both Practical Application of FETI training options (in-person or online) offer attendees unparalleled one-on-one interviewing experiences including the ability to practice FETI® interviews under the guidance and instruction of a Certified FETI instructor. Additionally, each attendee will participate in a confidential Personal Experience InterviewTM facilitated by a Certified FETI Interviewer.

Practical Application of FETI (Online)

Basic Certification Credit

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Online

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Cohort-based (34 hours)

$1895

In the online Practical Application of the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview course, you will apply and practice the elements of the FETI Framework™️ (and Methodology) – both as a facilitator and participant of an interview.

Live examples of Forensic Experiential Trauma Interviews will be utilized to demonstrate the correct practical application of the methodology. Attendees will be required to participate in live FETI interviews that are recorded and reviewed during classroom instruction.

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Practical Application of FETI
(In-Person)

Basic Certification Credit

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In-Person

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Cohort-based (24 hours)

$1895

In the in-person Practical Application of the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview course you will apply and practice the elements of the FETI Framework™️ (and Methodology) – both as a facilitator and participant of an interview.

This three-day in-person classroom experience includes live examples of FETI interviews, guided interview instruction, and detailed instructor feedback.

A required component of this course is to complete a Personal Experience Interview™️ - which is included with its purchase.

Benefits from Completing This Course
  • Listed on Certified FETI® Directory with Certificate of Completion (limited profile)
  • Access to course curriculum, free for life (including updates)
Step 3 of 3 to Basic Certification

Blue Interview Evaluations and Basic Certification Exam

The Blue Interview Evaluations and Basic Certification Exam course is the final step on your path to Basic certification. This course will test and evaluate your knowledge and ability to adhere to the elements of the FETI Framework™.

The first component of this course requires the submission of two, 45-60 minute interviews for evaluation. The second component of the course is a final exam that covers the neuroscience and elements of the FETI Framework™.

Blue Interview Evaluations and Basic Certification Exam

Basic Certification Credit

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Online

See prerequisites

Self-paced

$400

The Blue Interview Evaluations and Basic Certification Exam can be attempted (pass or fail) to obtain the public distinction of Basic Certification.

This course requires you to effectively demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined and practiced in the FETI Methodology Course (online) and the Practical Application of FETI Courses (online or in-person). The successful completion of this course will result in Basic Certification with the distinction as a Basic Certified FETI Practitioner (CFP-B) for one year.

Benefits from Completing This Course
  • Listed on Certified FETI® Directory (full profile while certification is maintained)
  • Access to Blue curriculum with active certification (including updates)
Course Completed

Basic Certification Completed

Congratulations! You have successfully obtained Basic Certification in FETI®. Welcome to the official Certified FETI® community of CFP-B interviewers.

While your certification is maintained, it is encouraged to use CFP-B after your name to assist in the identification of your interviewing skill set for participants.

Thank you for being a part of Certified FETI®.

Benefits of Basic Certification
  • Listed on Certified FETI® Directory (full profile while certification is maintained)
  • Access to Blue curriculum with active certification (including updates)

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