EMDR Training Providers are responsible for adhering to and following current EMDR International Association Policies and the Basic Training Curriculum Requirements.
EMDRIA Logo & Copyright Infringement
The EMDRIA logo is owned by EMDR International Association as are the logos for the monthly EMDRIA E-News, Go With That magazine, and the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. Use of our corporate logo, tag line, publications logos, or any image that resembles our logos without explicit documented permission is strictly prohibited.
Providers are responsible for ensuring their training participants meet the eligibility requirements for EMDR basic training.
Disclosure of Training Costs
Providers must disclose the full cost of the entire EMDR basic training to prospective participants upfront and prior to registration. If consultation hours are not included in the registration fees, providers must provide an estimated range for the out of pocket cost for completing the 10 consultation hours. This information must be included in promotional training advertisement materials.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
Providers must make their cancellation and refund policies available and accessible to prospective participants. These policies should be clear and transparent up front, prior to registration. This information must be included in promotional training advertisement materials.
Providers must have a process in place to review and respond to complaints and grievances should they arise. This information should be made easily accessible to participants.
Providers are encouraged to have a participant agreement form so prospective trainees understand what’s expected and how to prepare themselves prior to the first day of training.
Time Frames for Completion of In-Person Training
Participants who begin the EMDR training in-person must complete the entire training within 24 months from their initial start date. This information should be clear and transparent upfront, prior to registration. This information must be included in promotional training advertisement materials. Trainers must have the available resources and capacity for trainings and must ensure that trainees are afforded sufficient opportunity to complete the training. In the event of a humanitarian crisis (illness, injury, death, etc.) trainers must have a policy in place that addresses and facilitates the trainee’s ability to complete the training.
Providers must inform prospective participants that 10 hours of consultation are required in order to complete the EMDR training. Providers are required to disclose whether the consultation hours are included in the registration fees or if training participants will need to pay separate additional fees for the consultation hours. Providers must also disclose whether prospective participants will have to schedule consultation hours on their own time outside of the training or if the consultation hours are integrated into the course and provided during the scheduled training dates. This information must be included in promotional training advertisement materials.
If participants are paying separately for and obtain consultation hours on their own time outside of the training, they must be provided with detailed information about the consultation process. Providers are expected to supply the names and contact information of those consultants who can provide the consultation hours for their training.
Providers must comply with EMDR International Association’s policy on Diversity and Cultural Competence and create a supportive environment for training regardless of an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture or religion, and not engage in discriminatory behavior or bias. Providers should address issues of cultural diversity during the EMDR training as appropriate.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities. Providers are responsible for ensuring that facilities and reasonable accommodations are accessible to those with disabilities. This information must be included in promotional training advertisement materials.
EMDR International Association requires that EMDR training instructors maintain active status as an EMDR International Association Approved Consultant.
EMDR International Association requires that faculty members who assist during the practicum portion of the EMDR Training maintain active status as an EMDR International Association Approved Consultant, or (at minimum) status as a Consultant in Training who is actively working with an EMDR International Association Approved Consultant. The ratio of Practicum Supervisor to Trainee should not exceed 1:10 to allow for direct behavioral observation of each trainee.
EMDR International Association requires that faculty members who assist during the consultation portion of the EMDR Training maintain active status as an EMDR International Association Approved Consultant, or (at minimum) status as a Consultant in Training who is actively working with an EMDR International Association Approved Consultant. The ratio of Consultant to Trainee should not exceed 1:10 (smaller consultant to trainee ratios are encouraged).
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Providers must maintain participant records for a minimum of five years for each EMDR Training that is conducted. Providers must submit training rosters to EMDR International Association within 120 days of the completion of the training. Training rosters must be submitted in spreadsheet format to EMDR International Association and include the name of the training provider, name of the training instructor, participant name, license, mailing address, phone, email, and EMDR basic training completion date for each trainee. Providers can download a template of the training roster spreadsheet here.
Providers must obtain feedback from participants on the quality of instruction, knowledge, and expertise of instructors, the usefulness of the training, and fulfillment of educational objectives. This feedback should be used to adjust and improve the overall training.