EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES
CERTIFICATION

Why Get Certified in EFT?

  • Increase your confidence and achieve better results working with complex cases
    Certification in EFT equips you to use this method in depth and with the competence required to work with complex problems and clients.
  • Upgrade your expertise
    Enjoy the confidence that comes from knowing how to provide ethical services within your scope of practice, and from having achieved a high level of competence in using EFT with your clients.
  • Amplify your professional credibility
    EFT is the most well-known energy psychology method. With increased visibility and use, also comes increased scrutiny. When you get certified, it tells your clients and referral sources that you've achieved a level of mastery. And it will be easier to get referrals.

Prerequisites

Currently, our EFT trainings and certification are only open to licensed mental health practitioners and other licensed practitioners who have counseling training. We plan to create a version of this training for allied health professionals.

  1. Enroll in ACEP's EFT Professional Skills 1, online course ($397)
    Register here
    -  Pass online exam
    -  Practice techniques
  2. Enroll in ACEP's EFT Professional Skills 2, online course ($447)
    Register here
    -  Pass online exam
    -  Practice techniques
  3. Document 25 client sessions using EFT exclusively (must be completed before you apply for the certification program)

Steps to Receive Your EFT Certification

You may complete these steps in any order. (For example, you can take the ethics exam at any time in the process.)

The only exception to this: membership and the consultation/video reviews are essentially done simultaneously.

 1. Become an ACEP member  
($135 - U.S. residents) See web page for other options. 
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2.  Use this link to complete your EFT certification application ( you will need to login to your ACEP account). Pay for your consultant sessions and 3 video reviews ($1,190)
Once you complete this application, you will receive an email (allow 24-48 hours) with a packet of instructions on how to move forward.

3. Choose your consultant   View the consultant list 
Contact your consultant, get their approval, then email Alyson at alyson@energypsych.org with the name of your chosen consultant.

4. Complete 5 hours of online, one-on-one consultation sessions *
These sessions are semi-structured and include a specific focus for each session. Each participant will be asked to demonstrate a specific skill. Students are expected to bring specific cases. These sessions may be used to give feedback about videos submitted for review or your storyboard of video 2. Bring a challenge, issue or brag.Should you need additional consultation time beyond the 5 hours, the cost will be $125/hour, payable to ACEP. The need for additional consultation time is determined by your consultant. 

5. Submit three videos for review*
It's mandatory to send your signed client release to your consultant before they review any of your videos.

1st Video: Cover the tapping points, a pre-frame, Constricted Breathing, and explain the Personal Peace Procedure. This should show that you can explain the EFT basics to your client.

2nd Video: Show the Tearless Trauma Technique and Tell The Story Technique.

3rd Video:  Putting it all together. You will include a written configuration of your individual session.

6. Complete EFT Ethics Course and pass the exam. When you have completed the course and passed the exam, please send a copy of the certificate or something showing that you passed the exam.

Purchase Ethics Course here ($125

7. Pass written EFT exam

8. Complete an additional 50 hours of client sessions. These must be documented and a sheet turned in before the end of the program. Client sessions can be documented at any time after you start EFT Professional Skills 1.

9. Complete 3 hours of personal EFT work with an ACEP certified Advanced EFT practitioner. The point of this is for you to have a direct experience of EFT from the inside. This makes you a better practitioner. ACEP has arranged for a list of advanced practitioners who have agreed to charge $120 per session for your three sessions. ($360)

When you reach this point, contact Alyson at alyson@energypsych.org or 484-380-2448 for the list of practitioners.

Important Note: Your practitioner can not be the person who is running your consultant session and doing your video reviews. Your practitioner will only be required to attest that you have completed three sessions. They will not discuss anything that occurs during your session with them as a client. 

10. Complete the required reading.

ACEP Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice (PDF)

"Energy Psychology and Polyvagal Theory" by Robert Schwarz, PsyD

The EFT Manual third edition by Dawson Church

Optional: EFT Comprehensive Training Course, Level 1

11. Submit 2 professional reference letters from colleagues who can vouch for your work as an EFT practitioner. Please have your references submit a letter on their letterhead to attest to your qualifications and ethical behavior as an EFT practitioner. The letter should be sent via email as a Word document or PDF to Alyson D’Alessandro at alyson@energypsych.org or can be faxed to 484-418-1019.

12. Sign the EFT certification contract.


Total cost for your practitioner certification after Professional Skills 2: about $1675
(Plus cost of materials, such as books.)

Certification renewal every two years:  $125

*ACEP has the right to make final decision on the eligibility of any applicant.

Become an ACEP Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner (ACAP-EFT)

Steps to Receive Your Advanced EFT Certification

  1. Complete ACEP EFT certification

     

  2. Additional 50 hours of multi-session clients

     

  3. 2 or 3 video submissions  ($495)
    Movie Technique (can include Movie Technique in Tell the Story below)Chasing the PainTell the Story technique with special emphasis on tables and legs, and getting specific, and testing, especially vivid visualization. (This is more advanced. We will be looking for more subtlety and grace. You should move from Tearless Trauma (to Movie Technique) to Tell the Story to Vivid Visualization. (This video can be longer if it includes the Movie Technique.)
  4. hours sessions of online one-on-one consultation ($695)These sessions are  semi-structured and include a specific focus for each session. Each participant will be asked to demonstrate a specific skill. Students are expected to bring specific cases. You can bring a challenge, issue or brag.  (Sessions can be shared with up to one other student -  $400/per student)
  5.  Enroll in the Science of Energy Healing online course and pass the CE exam (SPECIAL PRICE of $297 including CE hours if you have not taken the course previously. If you have, you'll just provide proof of passing the test.) Contact the office for a coupon code.  Register Now  

Total cost to receive your Advanced Practitioner Certification   $1487

Certification renewal every two years:  $125 per renewal
(You only need to renew your Advanced Practitioner Certification. You no longer need to renew your regular EFT certification.)

 

*ACEP has the right to make final decision on the eligibility of any applicant.

Instructions for Requesting Accomodations for Disabilities

If you require accommodations for a disability, please contact us at 484-380-2448 or via email at alyson@energypsych.org.

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Questions or Concerns?

For more information, questions or concerns, contact ACEP - Alyson D’Alessandro  |  alyson@energypsych.org  |  484-380-2448.

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ACEP works to establish the credibility and efficacy of energy psychology methods through its programs of educationcertificationethics, humanitarian aid and research. By upholding standards of practice and a code of ethics for energy psychology practitioners, ACEP raises the bar of professionalism for this emerging field. ACEP also has ongoing initiatives to increase public awareness of the effectiveness and cost efficiency of these methods. Formed as a non-profit in 1999, ACEP has a global membership of over 1,200 licensed mental health professionals and allied health practitioners.      energypsych.org

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