Therapists Looking for EFT Certification

The Road to Certification Begins Here!

A Certified EFT Therapist is one whose expertise in this model of therapy is recognized by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). The primary goals of certification are to promote excellence in the practice of EFT and to ensure maintenance of these standards in both the supervision and training of this approach.


The Path to Certification

EFT Externship

An ICEEFT-endorsed EFT Externship is the introductory 28-30 hour training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the first step towards certification. Led by a Certified EFT Trainer, this 4-day workshop includes the observation of live and/or video recorded therapy sessions, presentations of theory and clinical techniques, skills training exercises, and discussion of specific cases, clinical material and issues. An Externship in EFT will provide you with a roadmap to work with your clients’ underlying emotions and facilitate therapy conversations that increase feelings of secure attachment, closeness and connection.

Please visit the Therapist Training page and see Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy® for further details.

Please visit the Externships page in the Events section for a list of upcoming training events.

Core Skills

EFT Core Skills training requires that participants have completed the EFT Externship. Core Skills Training led by a Certified EFT Trainer comprises four 2-day events that occur over the space of approximately one year and is limited to 12 participants, or up to 16 if there is a second Trainer or Certified EFT Supervisor co-leading the group. In the overall context of the EFT Tango, each of the 2-day events is dedicated to specific steps of the model and the therapeutic tasks and interventions characteristic of those steps.

Participants are required to present their own work through presentation of video recorded therapy sessions. Click here for the ICEEFT video release form. Registrants will be required to declare their professional designation.

Please visit the Therapist Training page and see Core Skills for further details.

Please visit the Core Skills page in the Events section for a list of upcoming training events.

Supervison (8 hrs.)

Supervision in EFT/EFIT/EFFT is offered by Certified EFT Supervisors and is available on an individual or group basis. Certified EFT Supervisors provide consultation to facilitate the therapist’s integration of the stages and steps of EFT and moves of the EFT Tango, with the goal that the therapist can master the necessary EFT interventions and skills that ultimately promote the creation of secure attachment. Consultation can take a variety of forms including case discussion, viewing of recorded sessions and live supervision.

Please visit the Therapist Training page and see Clinical EFT Supervision for further details, and also the ICEEFT Members’ website.

Application Package to ICEEFT

Please see Level 1: Certified EFT Therapist for the basic requirements and details about the application procedure, as well as a checklist for your use. There is further information about therapy excerpt guidelines in the Resources section of the ICEEFT Members’ website.

Certified EFT Therapist

Congratulations – you are now a Certified EFT Therapist! Applicants are given specific feedback on their application, identifying areas of strength and ways to continue to grow and develop.

Certified EFT Supervisor

Some therapists decide to pursue certification as an EFT Supervisor. Please visit Level 2: Certified EFT Supervisor for further information.

NOTE:  On this website, the words “supervisor” and “supervision” are used expressly for the purpose of training in the EFT model, and do not imply/constitute any ethical/legal responsibility for cases discussed. For all intents and purposes, a Certified EFT Supervisor is an EFT consultant. All therapists receiving such supervision/consultation are wholly responsible for the therapy that they provide and are also responsible for receiving appropriate supervision, as required, by their respective governing and/or licensing authorities. ICEEFT requires that every effort be made to protect the confidentiality of the client. Any web-based sharing of information or encryption of sessions must be done in accordance with the standards of the professional college of the Supervisor. ICEEFT is not responsible for Supervisor’s actions in this regard.