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Eligibility Requirements for the EFT Certification Program

ACEP welcomes the following professionals to apply for the EFT certification program

Licensed mental health professionals
  • Counselors
  • Drug & alcohol counselors
  • Marriage & family therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Etc.

Licensed medical and allied health professionals
  • Acupuncturists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Hypnotherapists
  • Naturopaths
  • Nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Physicians
  • Etc.

Unlicensed, but certified or authorized helping professionals

With 2 years experience

  • Holding an advanced degree, certification or a authorization in a helping profession (e.g. healing touch practitioner, mediator, focusing trainer, educator or child care professional, holistic health practitioner, coach, career counselor, authorized hospice worker, massage therapist, reflexologist, clergy, Heilpraktikum)

  • Holding a mental health-related job title working for either a governmental or nongovernmental agency (e.g., crisis counselor, child custody worker, probation officer)

  • Verifying having practiced a minimum of two years (2500 hours) while marketing oneself to the public as a helping professional, using a title in which no licensure, registration or certification requirements exist in one’s location, in that specialty area

*ACEP has the right to make final decision on the eligibility of any applicant.

What if I don’t have 2 years of experience yet?
You can attend the EFT Professional Skills 1 workshop, but will not be eligible for additional steps until you have two years of practice in your chosen field. If you have questions, please email Leslie Primavera at
Take your first step with EFT Professional Skills 1
EFT Professional Skills 1, (EFT PS1) is a two-day workshop that serves as the gateway to the ACEP EFT Certification Program. EFT PS1 can also be taken as a stand alone workshop.
EFT certification program steps and costs
Don’t see your profession represented and have questions?
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