Although the requirements and application process for CDT Credentialing are demanding, they are objective. If you meet the requirements, you will be credentialed. The Credentialing Committee asks that you be diligent in completing your application.
Read the Requirements, Application and FAQs/Instructions carefully before preparing your application. Due to the painstaking review of each application, the Credentialing Committee asks that you do not apply until you meet the criteria and your application is complete.
CDT provides these Tips for completing the Training and Education Section of the Credentialing Application:
- Do not attach your CLE History Report (or other reporting document from your licensing agency) for the Credentialing Committee to review and determine which courses you attended count toward the specific credentialing education and training requirements. The Credentialing Committee cannot review such reports and decide for you how to allocate your Training/Education history to the specific credentialing requirements.
You must fill in the application, along with completing the chart that is included in the application, for your 25 hours of additional collaborative training and education.
The 5-year period for the Training and Education requirements for this year’s application is January 1, 2014 - August 31, 2019.
- The following are the only trainings that qualify as the required CDT/CLI-TX Advanced Trainings for the “Advanced Training” requirement:
- January 23-24, 2014 CLI-TX Advanced Interdisciplinary Training, Austin
- March 26-27, 2015 CLI-TX Advanced Interdisciplinary Training, Houston
- November 5-6, 2015 CLI-TX Advanced Interdisciplinary Training, Dallas
- June 24, 2016 CDT Advanced Interdisciplinary Training, Austin
- June 23, 2017 CDT Advanced Interdisciplinary Training, Dallas
- June 15, 2018 CDT Advanced Interdisciplinary Training, Austin
- June 21, 2019 CDT Advanced Interdisciplinary Training, Dallas
You may not count the same year’s attendance at the SBOT Collaborative Law Course (formerly Spring Conference) for both the Collaborative Law Course requirement and the 25 hours additional collaborative education or training requirement.
For example, if you are reporting attendance at the SBOT Collaborative Law Course in 2015, 2016 and 2017 toward your 3 SBOT Collaborative Law Courses in the last 5 years, then you may not count the 2015, 2016 or 2017 SBOT Collaborative Law Course toward the required 25 hours of additional collaborative education or training. However, if you have attended the SBOT Collaborative Law Course every year beginning in 2015, then you may count attendance at the 2018 and 2019 Collaborative Law Course toward your 25 hours of additional collaborative education or training requirement.
- You may count practice group meetings only if they are officially approved as continuing education for purposes of your licensure or certification as a professional
- Serving as an Instructor or Trainer at a collaborative training/seminar/course does not count toward the 25 additional hours of collaborative education or training requirement. Teaching is, however, eligible for consideration as service hours required for Master Credentialed Collaborative Professionals.
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.
REMINDER: DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS SEPTEMBER 30, 2019