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National PSP Certification

To become certified as a CPSP, you must complete an eligibility application and make a passing score on the national exam.

As an overview, eligibility requires submitting:

  • a description of experience parenting a child experiencing emotional, developmental, behavioral, substance use, or mental health challenges, 

  • 88 contact hours of training in the eleven domains of competence (advocacy in multiple systems, ethics, behavioral health information, communication, confidentiality, education information, effecting change, empowerment, local resource information, parenting for resiliency, and wellness and natural support), and the Self-Assessment Checklist for further detail.

  • 1,000 hours of experience, with 25 hours of supervision/consultation/mentoring.

Additionally, the applicant must disclose negative legal involvement, agree to abide by the Code of Ethics, and pay all fees.

You may complete the application below. There is a non-refundable $50.00 processing fee.  You will need to pay the full certification fee of $300.00 when the application is complete and you are approved to take the test.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact us at 240-403-1901 or email us here.

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