Practical Application of FETI (Online)

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.


While there are no prerequisite courses for the Practical Application of FETI Course (Online), it is highly recommended to have prior knowledge of the FETI Methodology from one of the following learning courses:

Important: Attending this practice course without prior knowledge of the FETI Methodology (from a learning course) will significantly impair your success during this course. While our faculty will review some of the components of the FETI Methodology during the course, there is an expectation to have knowledge of FETI prior to attending.

Course Dates

- See our calendar for training dates for this course.
- Training course is every other day (excluding weekends) over 10 days.
- Includes a one-hour Personal Experience Interview (online) that is scheduled outside the online training dates.

About This Course

Certified FETI’s Practical Application of the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview Course provides attendees with 30 hours of instruction within a 10-day cohort that includes:

  • five live, interactive classroom days
  • participation as an interviewer and participant in five interviews each
  • online independent learning
  • facilitated review of conducted interviews
  • documentation practice

Forensic Experiential Trauma Interviews will be utilized to demonstrate the practical application of the FETI methodology.  Attendees will be required to participate in recorded FETI interviews that will then be utilized during classroom instruction. Throughout the course, each student will continue to develop and practice the knowledge, skills, and abilities obtained from the prerequisite courses, the FETI Methodology course (online) or the Introduction to FETI course (in-person).

This course does not certify an attendee in FETI® but does fulfill a requirement for Basic-level certification in FETI®.


This course requires completion of all live (online) classroom instruction, interviews, and assignments. It is important to review all dates and times marked LIVE in the cohort’s course schedule prior to registration. Each attendee is required to have their video camera turned on for all parts of the live sessions to meet participation requirements.

This course requires access to a reliable Internet connection. You will be required to participate in 1:1 video calling and group video calling. Due to the nature of this course, there is no opportunity to reschedule meeting and interview times that are missed due to connection issues. You are strongly advised to only register for a cohort once you have confirmed you have access to a private area with reliable high-speed Internet during all dates and times listed in the detailed Cohort Agenda as “LIVE”. Missed meetings or interviews will result in an incomplete for the course without refund of monies paid.

More than one person in a single location accessing online video conferencing will significantly reduce your Internet speeds. Be aware of how many other attendees from your location will be registered for the cohort you select before confirming. You will be required to be in fully private and separate space from other attendees in your same location.

The nature of this instruction requires all attendees to list their real first and last name, job title and upload a photograph of their real person to their Certified FETI account for the duration of the course. No avatars, drawings or other graphic representations are permitted.

All trainings are conducted in English. Contact the help desk for options to attend training in another language before registering. Certified FETI strives to make all of our training events accessible to everyone. If you require an accommodation, you must advise us in advance of any needed auxiliary aids or services.

Non-participating attendees will be removed from the course with no refund of registration fee.


During the Practical Application of FETI course you are required to participate in recorded interviews (not including the Personal Experience Interview). Part of the course instruction involves reviewing interviews you facilitate and interviews other attendees facilitate. All interviews are recorded within our Microsoft Teams Online Interview Rooms and are only available to attendees within your cohort. To preserve privacy for all attendees, screen recordings by an attendee of any kind are monitored and strictly prohibited. Any violation will result in a ban from the entire Certified FETI platform without refund of any monies paid.

Live instruction and interviews will be conducted via the conferencing and collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams. The Teams platform can be accessed from the browser or by downloading the desktop application. More details on Microsoft teams are provided in the pre-course information provided to enrolled students.

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You will be required to have access during all designated “LIVE” instruction times to a computer, monitor, webcam, speakers, microphone and a high-speed Internet Service Provider.


You should be proficient in basic computer skills including use of a web browser, sending and receiving email, and use of a webcam in addition to having familiarity with using online communication platforms that include videoconferencing and online learning management systems.

This course requires the submission of a written report and written answers to self-paced learning assignments and tasks. You should be proficient with word processing or other productivity applications.


Attendees are required to participate in all “LIVE” sessions from a fully private space free from physical and audible distractions. Attendees will participate as the participant and the interviewer during interviews multiple times over the course of this instruction.

In order to offer privacy to all attendees, no person may observe or overhear any of the “LIVE” sessions. Any violation of this will result in a ban from the entire Certified FETI platform without refund of any monies paid. Attendees will be required to confirm, on video, at the start of each session they are in a fully private space.

Due to privacy and facilitation restrictions, attendees from the same organization are not allowed to attend the “LIVE” sessions from the same physical space.


Due to the limited capacity of these events we are unable to refund a token or move you to another cohort if you are currently assigned to a cohort that is within sixty (60) calendar days of starting. We are required to maintain very strict attendance policies at Practical Application of FETI Courses as each attendee directly impacts another attendee’s ability to complete their interviews and coursework.

Due to these requirements, there is no ability to accommodate last minute changes or absences for any reason. This includes court subpoena, work obligations or other commitments that conflict unexpectedly with the cohort agenda. You are highly encouraged to determine your ability to make yourself unavailable with courts and employers prior to selecting a seat in a cohort. Missing any portion of the “LIVE” sessions removes you fully from the remaining portion of the course without refund of your course token.


  • Prerequisite: The FETI Methodology course or the Introduction to FETI course must be successfully completed prior to the start of the course.
  • Attendees must be present for the entire training, complete all coursework and fully participate in all exercises and discussion to continue in the course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • All cancellations must be submitted online through the Certified FETI® Portal more than 60 days before the course begins.
  • This training may contain content that depicts graphic images, video, and other media.
  • No dress code. Attendees are encouraged to adhere to their organization’s policy if applicable.

Course Objectives

  • Practice and apply the FETI methodology in the classroom and 1:1 interviews
  • Participate in a Personal Experience Interview™ with a Certified FETI faculty member, CFP-A
  • Accurately document and submit a report of an interview

Course Outline

Frequently Asked Questions

Event-based training means that this training course has a live online event tied to it and requires attendees to select the location and date of the course after purchase. All of Certified FETI’s training events can be found on our training calendar.

Our training curriculums focus on attaining and enhancing the skill of interviewing and enhancing the proficiency of any skill requires learning (knowledge acquisition) and practice (skill building). Certified FETI offers multiple combinations of learning and practice (online, in-person and hybrid training courses) to best suit attendee needs.

Just like shooting hoops or playing the piano, interviewing is a skill that requires learning and practice. The Practical Application of FETI courses respect this skill building and provide a venue for practice with guidance and feedback. It is analogous to law enforcement going to the shooting range with an instructor. The Practical Application of FETI courses provide a foundation for developing the building blocks (and muscle memory) for modern, trauma-informed interviewing.

The Practical Application of FETI (Online) is event-based. Please select an practice online event at our training calendar to see a full breakdown of each day.

Read our full course documentation in our library.

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Practical Application of FETI (Online)

Intensive practice and instruction of the FETI Interviewing technique with advanced Instructors

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