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american academy of experts in traumatic stress

Members are given the opportunity to achieve Diplomate status with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress or with the National Center for Crisis Management. The Diplomate distinction is a prestigious credential awarded to members that recognizes their experience in working with survivors of traumatic events and/or crisis management, knowledge, training and level of education.

The application can be completed online or can be downloaded to submit by mail by clicking here.

To achieve this credential, members must complete the Application for Diplomate and submit supporting documentation that validates their knowledge, experience, training and education in working with survivors of traumatic events and/or crisis management. In order for the Academy to consider your application, you must complete the five sections of  application below including:

Applicants need to also:


If you have any questions, you can contact the Academy by phone at 800-810-7550 or 631-543-2217 or by email at certifications@aaets.org.

All certifications and Diplomate and Fellowship credentials obtained by members are recognized by both the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and National Center for Crisis Management . The applicant’s official Academy records, online profile and certificate indicate this dual recognition. All awarded certifications are included in the member’s profile in the Professional Directory of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress available online through a searchable database at www.AAETS.org and www.NC-CM.org.


APPLICATION FOR diplomate
american academy of experts in traumatic stress
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I. Professional Information


II. PROFESSIONAL, ETHICAL, LEGAL INFORMATION


If you answered yes to any of the questions in section II, please provide additional information for consideration with your application in the space provided below.

III. SPECIALTY AREA CERTIFICATION

The Diplomate status is recognized by both the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and the National Center for Crisis Management.  However, applicants have the option of  choosing which organization awards the Diplomate status.  The organization awarding the Diplomate  will be reflected on the Diplomate certificate, in the applicant’s central  records and online.  Please indicate  which organization you are applying for Diplomate status.       

Please indicate your name and title as you would like it to appear on your certificate:


iV. CREDENTIALING INFORMATION


Candidates must achieve or exceed a total score of 200 points by completing this credentialing section. Applicants need to complete the Education, Certification and Licensure, Knowledge and Training and Experience sections. The point value for each item is to its right.

Please enter your total points for each section in the spaces provided (box under red lettering) and then add these scores together to calculate your total score (box under blue lettering below). You may provide additional information in each section for consideration when your application is reviewed.

Applicants who fail to demonstrate that they have met the requisite criteria for certification in the specialty area will be informed as to the reason for denial. The candidate will be given a second opportunity to provide additional supportive documentation.

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education (select highest level of education)

Please select your highest level of education and enter the corresponding point value in the TOTAL EDUCATION SCORE box provided below.

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CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURE (Select All that Apply)

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KNOWLEDGE AND TRAINING (Select All that Apply)


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experience (Select one category)

Please total your points from the Education, Certification and License, Knowledge and Training and Experience sections (numbers in each of the red boxes) and enter it below.


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V. DECLARATION

I hereby certify that all the information provided in this  Application Form is accurate and complete.   I understand that the certifications offered by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic  Stress in collaboration with the National  Center for Crisis Management aims to identify applicants’ expertise by  virtue of their knowledge, experience, training and education.  I agree to abide by the Academy’s Code of  Ethical and Professional Standards and agree to hold harmless the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic  Stress and the National Center for  Crisis Management, its officers, consultants and employees for any  misrepresentation of my credentials and for any malpractice on my part either  willful or through negligent conduct, recklessness, and gross misconduct and  for all claims, loss, damage, judgment or expense.  I understand that the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and the National Center for Crisis Management  do not practice medicine or psychology or provide direct or indirect  patient/client care.  Furthermore, I  understand that certifications offered by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and the National Center for Crisis Management  do not attest to my ability to treat people.  

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Please upload your resume, license and/or certification and supporting documentation by clicking the appropriate button and attaching the  file. After uploading all the documents, click on the SUBMIT APPLICATION TO THE ACADEMY button and your application and supporting documents will be uploaded. You will then be brought to the payment page.

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Once you have finished the application and uploaded the required documents, please click on the SUBMIT APPLICATION TO THE ACADEMY and your information will all be uploaded. You will then be brought to the payment page where you can submit the certification review fee.

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THE ACADEMY OFFERS CERTIFICATIONS IN
TRAUMATIC STRESS SPECIALITIES

• CERTIFICATION IN FORENSIC TRAUMATOLOGY (C.F.T)
• CERTIFICATION IN BEREAVEMENT TRAUMA (C.B.T.)
• CERTIFICATION IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (C.D.V.)
• CERTIFICATION IN MOTOR VEHICLE TRAUMA (C.M.V.T.)
• CERTIFICATION IN SEXUAL ABUSE (C.S.A.)
• CERTIFICATION IN DISABILITY TRAUMA (C.D.T.)
• CERTIFICATION IN RAPE TRAUMA (C.R.T.)
• CERTIFICATION IN PAIN MANAGEMENT (C.P.M.)
• CERTIFICATION IN STRESS MANAGEMENT (C.S.M.)
• CERTIFICATION IN ILLNESS TRAUMA (C.I.T.)
• CERTIFIED CRISIS CHAPLAIN (C.C.C.)
• CERTIFICATION IN CHILD TRAUMA (C.C.T)
• CERTIFICATION IN CRISIS INTERVENTION (C.C.I.)
• CERTIFICATION IN WAR TRAUMA (C.W.T.)

MORE ABOUT CERTIFICATION IN TRAUMATIC STRESS SPECIALITIES

THE ACADEMY OFFERS CERTIFICATIONS IN
crisis management specialities

• CERTIFICATION IN EMERGENCY CRISIS RESPONSE (C.E.C.R.)
• CERTIFICATION IN SCHOOL CRISIS RESPONSE (C.S.C.R.)
• CERTIFICATION IN UNIVERSITY CRISIS RESPONSE (C.U.C.R)
• CERTIFICATION IN CORPORATE CRISIS RESPONSE (C.C.C.R.)

more about certification in crisis management specialities

THE MISSION OF THE ACADEMY

  • INCREASE AWARENESS

    Increase Awareness of Effects of Traumatic Events and Crisis Situations on Human Functioning  

  • LOOK BEYOND PHYSICAL NEEDS

    Enable Professionals to Look Beyond Physical and Safety Needs and also Address Emergent Psychological Needs

  • ESTABLISH STANDARDS

    Improve the Quality of Support and Intervention and Establish Meaningful Standards Among Professionals Across Disciplines

  • TRAINING AND EDUCATION

    Provide Information and Training through it’s Educational Resource Center and Premier Speakers Bureau

  • SUrVIVOR TO THRIVER

    Ultimately to Assist Victims to Become Survivors and then Thrivers