ICISF Certificates of Attendance at ICISF Regional Trainings, Online Courses, & the World Congress

All ICISF Certificates of Attendance are distributed electronically after the completion of each course to all participants whose attendance has been verified by required check in at the ICISF Registration Desk before the start of your course each day.  After completing a course evaluation, ICISF Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the participant electronically via email. Please note that attendance certificates including CEUs will only be awarded for days that attendance can be verified.

In cooperation with University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Training Centers, all ICISF Regional Training participants will be awarded general Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from UMBC Training Centers on their Certificates of Attendance. This service is offered at no additional charge to participants. These CEUs are awarded in a ratio of one Continuing Education Unit for every 10 Contact Hours (refer to Course Descriptions page for Contact Hours & UMBC Training Centers CEUs). It is the responsibility of the participant to determine if his or her licensing board will accept these CEUs

ICISF strongly recommends that participants in all ICISF courses, whether at an ICISF Regional Trainings, the World Congress, Online Courses, or a course taught by an Approved Instructor, retain all Certificates of Attendance for those courses in a safe place. ICISF is not currently able to provide an individual with a transcript of courses attended. Certificates of Attendance are your best proof of attendance at ICISF courses.

NOTE: ICISF certificates of attendance are not proof of profession specific CE/Contact Hours.

To request a replacement certificate of attendance, please complete the Certificate Replacement Form and return to us for expedited processing.

CEU Information for Approved Instructor Courses

Participants at courses taught outside of the confines of an ICISF Regional Training, such as those taught by an ICISF approved instructor, will receive an ICISF Certificate of Attendance that offers general (not profession-specific) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from UMBC Training Centers. It is up to the individual instructor, or the sponsor of the training, to arrange for profession-specific Continuing Education Units/Credits for these types of trainings. ICISF is not able to extend the approvals it has received for the awarding of profession-specific CE to trainings that are outside of its control.

General Information about Continuing Education at ICISF Regional Trainings, Online Courses, & the World Congress

ICISF offers Profession-specific Continuing Education Units/Credits as well as general (not specific to a profession) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for most courses taught at ICISF Regional Trainings,  Online Courses, and the World Congress.

Participants at ICISF trainings represent a multitude of professions, some of which don't need Continuing Education to maintain a license. For this reason, it is ICISF's policy to not incorporate application fees for Continuing Education Documentation into the Training registration fee. In this way, only those individuals who require CE documentation are charged applicable fees.

Profession-Specific Continuing Education Available at ICISF Regional Trainings,  Online Courses, & the World Congress

If a specific type of continuing education is not listed below, it is not available. ICISF adds additional profession-specific CEU as staff resources permit only. Continuing Education available for an ICISF Regional Training, Online Courses, and the World Congress will be listed in the brochure for that training.

Please Note: If you have attended or will be attending a course that was taught by an ICISF Approved Instructor, please check with the instructor or the sponsor of the training to determine what, if any, profession-specific CEUs are available for that course.  The information provided below does not apply to those courses.

Continuing Education for Employee Assistance Professionals


Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are available for Employee Assistance Professionals for most courses offered at ICISF Regional Trainings, Online Courses, & the World Congress. The number of approved PDHs depends on the course selected, and is equal to the number of contact (instructional) hours for that course. Upon arrival at the Training, please request a Training Attendance Record form and instructions at the Training registration desk; EACC Approval Numbers, content areas and approved number of PDHs for each course will be included in this material. According to the EACC/Certification Department, the CEAP/candidate retains the Training Attendance Record (white copy) for later use in his/her re-certification/application process. For more information about this process, visit their web site at www.eap-association.com.

Continuing Education for National Certified Addictions Counselors by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals


Courses offered at ICISF Regional Trainings & Online Courses meet the qualifications for 7-27 contact hours (depending on the course attended) of continuing education credit from the National Certified Addictions Counselors by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.

Certifications & Certificate Programs

All courses offered by ICISF meet partial requirements for individuals seeking certification from the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS) as a Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS), Certified Trauma Responder (CTR), and/or Certified Trauma Services Specialist (CTSS) designation. ATSS offers board certification to qualified individuals who provide services, intervention, and treatment in the field of traumatic stress. Those seeking certification from ATSS must present evidence of attendance for specific courses. For information regarding certification or ATSS membership, visit the ATSS web site at www.ATSS.info.

The Traumatology Institute

The Trauma Institute recognizes the following ICISF courses towards its Field and Certified Traumatologist designations:

Group Crisis Intervention

Advanced Group Crisis Intervention

Psychotraumatology for Clinicians

CISM Application with Children

Applicants also need to document 100 hours of direct practice and 20 hours of supervision under a Certified Traumatologist or equivalent. Applications or more information may be obtained by visiting the website.