How do I become a Credentialed Collaborative Professional?
Collaborative Divorce Texas (formerly known as The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas), offers two levels of credentialing based on training and experience (please review information below).
Applications to become or renew as a Credentialed/Master Credentialed Collaborative Professional:
NOTE: please make sure that all below documents have the NEW address of CDT: 1400 Preston Rd., #400, Plano, TX 75093 (this is specifically if you are mailing documents/checks vs. electronic submissions)
2023 Credentialing Application (for class of 2024)
2023 Master Credentialing Application (for class of 2024)
Verification in Lieu of Participation Agreement
5 Year Verification of Education and Training for class of 2018 (due April 30, 2023)
Annual Verification (Credentialed Professional) of Good Standing of Licensure or Certification (due April 30, 2023)
Annual Verification (Master Credentialed Professional) of Good Standing of Licensure or Certification (due April 30, 2023)
Online Payment for Applications and Verifications for Credentialed and Master Credentialed Collaborative Professionals
Note: You must download these applications to your local computer before filling out your application. You can fill these out on your computer but you must print and sign your application in order to submit for consideration.
Requirements for Credentialing
|Requirements||Credentialed Collaborative Professional||Master Credentialed Collaborative Professional|
|3 consecutive years prior to application year||Same|
|Licensing and Professional Certification||In good standing with your applicable professional certification or licensing board for the 5 years prior to application||Same|
|Experience||8 concluded collaborative cases in 3 years prior to application|
20 concluded collaborative cases over career
|50 concluded collaborative cases in career|
|Confidential Peer Recommendations||At least 3 positive confidential professional recommendations solicited by the review committee from your submitted list of collaborative cases||Same|
|Training and Education||Attended Basic Collaborative Training; and within 5 years of application, attended:
|Leadership and Service||N/A||Leadership and significant service to the collaborative community (e.g. planning committee, trainer, speaker, CDT or IACP committee member, CDT or IACP board member, etc.)|
|Fees||Application fee: $50|
Acceptance fee: $150
Annual Verification fee: $50
All fees are non-refundable and in addition to annual dues
|Application fee: $100|
Acceptance Fee: $200
Annual Verification Fee: $100
All fees are non-refundable & in addition to annual dues
*Collaborative Divorce Texas ("CDT") was formerly known as The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas.