Applications for the Collaborative Divorce Texas 2018 Master Credentialed and Credentialed Collaborative Professional class are due August 31, 2017. The application, requirements and FAQs/Instructions are all found on the CDT website under the Credentialing Tab on the Member’s site. The new class of Master Credentialed and Credentialed Collaborative Professionals will be announced at the Collaborative Law Course in March 2018. Achievement of this designation demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of collaborative practice.
All applicants will be notified by letter by the end of January 2018 letting you know if your application has been approved for credentialing or not. It is possible that applicants for Master Credentialed Collaborative Professional may not qualify at the Master Credentialed level, but will qualify for Credentialed Collaborative Professional that year. In such instance, you will be credentialed at the Credentialed level even if your application is for Master Credentialed.
There is no appeal process. When submitting the application, you agree to the stated Terms and Conditions that acceptance for credentialing is within the sole discretion of Collaborative Divorce Texas, and that the decision of the Credentialing Committee is final. Although the requirements and application process are demanding, they are objective. If you meet the requirements, you will be credentialed. All applicants who are not accepted as a Credentialed or Master Credentialed Collaborative Professional are encouraged to apply again when they meet the standards.
There will be no deferred acceptances. Once you are able to cure any defects in your application or satisfy any missing requirements, you must apply again. Collaborative Divorce Texas does not retain applications for consideration beyond the application year in which it was submitted. If you are applying again, please update your application and make sure that all information is updated and current and meets the deadline requirements for the new application year.
Once the review process is concluded, CDT will not return your application or any supplemental documents submitted. Please keep a full copy of your application and every document that you submit as an attachment to the application. At the end of the review process, all applications will be shredded, along with all supplemental documentation. No documents will be retained for future applications, and it will be the responsibility of the applicant to re-submit his or her application if approval is not granted.
It is the goal of Collaborative Divorce Texas for every one of our members to become credentialed. We look forward to another stellar class of Master Credentialed and Credentialed Professionals as CDT continues to innovate and lead the collaborative movement.