Tips for Completing the Training and Education Section of the CDT Credentialing Application
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 submitting your application. Due to the painstaking review of each application, the Credentialing Committee asks that you do not apply until you meet the criteria or 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 attended count toward the specific credentialing education and training requirement.
You must fill in the application on your own, including completing the chart that is included in the application for your 25 additional hours of collaborative education and training. Do not simply attach a CLE History Report or other report from your licensing agency in lieu of completing the application and chart in full. The Credentialing Committee will not review such reports and decide for you how to allocate your education/training history to the specific credentialing requirements.
The 5-year period for the Training and Education requirements for this year’s application is January 1, 2012- August 31, 2017.
The following are the only qualifying 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
You may not count the same year’s attendance at the SBOT Collaborative Law Course 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 Collaborative Law Course in 2013, 2014 and 2015 toward your 3 Collaborative Law Courses in the last 5 years, then you may not also count the 2013, 2014 or 2015 Collaborative Law Course toward the 25 hours additional collaborative education or training. However, if you have attended the Collaborative Law Course every year beginning in 2013, then you may count attendance at the 2016 and 2017 Collaborative Law Course toward your 25 hours 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.