Eligibility Requirements for the Complete EMDR Training

Licensed Mental Health Professionals

  • Qualifying Medical Doctors must have specialist training in Psychiatry and also must be licensed.
  • Qualifying Registered Nurses must have a Master’s Level psychiatric nursing degree AND also must be licensed and/or registered through their state or national nursing board.
  • Qualifying mental health clinicians must have completed a Master’s level or Doctorate level Graduate Program with a focus in the mental health field (Social Work, Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nursing) and also must be licensed or certified through their state or national credentialing board.
  • Clinicians who have completed a program in one of the following fields must submit detailed information to EMDRIA about the program that they completed in order to determine their eligibility: Art Therapy and Drug & Alcohol Counseling. These clinicians will also need to submit their current license or certification through their state or national board in order to determine their eligibility for registering for an EMDRIA Approved Basic EMDR Training.

Interns & Students

  • Qualifying students are enrolled in a Master’s or Doctorate level program in the mental health field (Social Work, Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nursing) currently involved in the practicum and/or internship portion of the program they are enrolled in (first year students not eligible) and on a licensing track working under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health professional.
  • Students who are enrolled in a Master's Level program in one of the following fields must submit detailed information about the program that they completed to EMDRIA in order to determine their eligibility: Art Therapy and Drug & Alcohol Counseling.
  • Students who would like to take the basic training will need to submit the following documentation in order to determine eligibility for registering for an EMDRIA Approved Basic EMDR Training: completed coursework, practicum or internship hours, current curriculum vita, letter from current supervisor which includes supervisor’s degree information, licensure information and license number.