Step 2 of 3 to Basic Certification

Practical Application of the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (Online)

Course Details

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
  • a Personal Experience Interview conducted by an Advanced FETI Practitioner
  • facilitated review of conducted interviews
  • documentation practice
  • individual, in-depth evaluation of your final interview

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).

Additionally, each attendee will participate in a confidential FETI interview facilitated by a Advanced Certified FETI Practitioner with a Specialty in Personal Experience Interviewing. It is essential for those who interview persons who have experienced trauma or high stress to know what it is like to be interviewed about a stressful or traumatic experience.

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, discussion, and their Personal Experience Interview 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

Course Schedules

Online Course

Cohort #PA-110121

Course FAQs

Yes, however, you must contact us directly before the event takes place using our customer service form.


You can select and enroll in your cohort once the course has been purchased
Course Requirements

Open Enrollment

Course Type


Course Duration

30 hours - See Course Schedules for more details

Certification Path

Step 2 of 3 to Basic Certification

Course materials available in library after successful course completion