CPS Certification Program


Application  | Process  | Recertification


Trainer Application | Trainer Process | Trainer Recertification


Certification Program

Application deadline for Spring 2018 class is December 1st, 2017. 

We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to become certified in the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach. Below is a detailed outline of the specific requirements for the Certification Program.

Prerequisites: All applicants must have attended Intro Training, Tier 1 Training and Tier 2 Training within the last three years to be considered for the Certification Program.

If accepted into the program, participants receive intensive training that includes both group and individual supervision, as well as individualized written and verbal feedback. Our aim is to help individuals move through the certification program within one-year.

Please note: Think:Kids will not review submissions until all supporting documentation has been submitted.

Our Certification Program is conducted on our online learning platform called The CPS Hub. To apply, click here.

Please create an account. If you do not receive an email to activate your account, please email thinkkidscertification@partners.org immediately, as we can manually acivate your account for you.

CPS Certification Program Application

Non refundable application fee: $150 USD

  1. Completed application form.
  2. A video recording of yourself doing a full Plan B conversation.
    • Recordings must be actual Plan B conversations with a child or adult who is identified as the client
    • Recordings should be at least 10 minutes, but no longer than 45 minutes.
    • For more information on recording requirements click here to apply.
  3. A completed Self Assessment Form
  4. A completed Plan B Worksheet
  5. A completed CPS APT
  6. A signed consent form.

Once accepted, all participants must complete the following steps of the certification program to become CPS Certified.

Apply to the CPS Certification Program

Pay Application Fee

CPS Certification Program Steps

Tuition Fee: $1,400 USD

  1. Participating via web in weekly group supervision sessions (verbal feedback about areas to strengthen will be given on the calls)
  2. Submitting at least 3 recordings of a Plan B conversation 
    Please note: Pending participants’ individual progress, members of the Certification Team may request additional recordings to ensure fidelity to the CPS model.
  • Recordings must be actual Plan B conversations with a child or adult who is identified as the client
  • Completing two 1:1 Live Coaching Calls (verbal feedback about areas to strenghten will be given at the end of each call)
  • Common Questions Final Quiz

 

After successfully completing these steps, participants are CPS Certified and have access to our Parent Training Curriculum.

Required Annual Recertification for CPS Certified Members

CPS Certified Annual Recertification Fee: $1,250 USD

To maintain certification status, participants are required to participate in annual recertification. To learn more about recertification requirements, click here.

Please contact thinkkidscertification@partners.org if you have any questions.

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CPS Certification Trainer Program

Are you CPS Certified and interested in training others in the CPS approach?
Prerequisites: All applicants must have successfully completed the Certification Program.

CPS Trainer Certification Program Application

Non refundable application fee: $150 USD

The application to become a CPS Certified Trainer involves conducting and recording a Two Hour Training using our training materials and then submitting this recording, as well as audience evaluations, for review.

Please submit the online application form by clicking the button below. Doing so will redirect you to the CPS Hub. Once you have created a user account in the CPS Hub you will have access to the Training Materials needed to complete your Trainer Application. These materials are to be use for your application only.

If you are creating an account in the CPS Hub for the first time and do not receive an email to activate your account, please email thinkkidscertification@partners.org immediately, as we can manually acivate your account for you.

REMINDER: You must be CPS Certified before you can apply to the Trainer Certification Program.

REMINDER: Maintaining your CPS Certified status by keeping up-to-date with Recertification Requirements + Expectations is REQUIRED while you are pursuing CPS Certified Trainer status.  

Apply to the CPS Certification Trainer Program

Pay Trainer Application Fee

CPS Certification Trainer Program Steps

If accepted into the CPS Certified Trainer Program you will be required to participate in 1:1 Coaching Calls, conduct a Two Hour Introductory Trainings, Assist CPS Certified Trainers in a Tier 1 Training, answer audience common questions, and facilitate a solo Full Day Introductory Training.

*Additional training submissions may be requested at the descretion of the reviewer for additional practice and opportunitiy for feedback.

Once certified as a CPS Certified Trainer, participants have access to all official training materials for both Introductory and Tier 1 Intensive Trainings.

Please note: We ask that all applicants wait to hear back regarding their admission before scheduling any training sessions.

NOTE: Training materials and decks are to be used solely to complete certification requirements and steps and should not be shared, used, or replicated for other training purposes. Misuse of training materials could impact certification eligibility and completion of the program.

Annual Recertification for CPS Certified Trainers

CPS Certified Trainer Annual Recertification Fee: $1,800 USD

To maintain certification status, participants are required to participate in annual recertification. To learn more about recertification requirements, click here.

Please contact thinkkidscertification@partners.org if you have any questions.

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