Level Two

Florida State University has launched Level Two of our Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience. This advanced curriculum was developed by the Clearinghouse on Trauma & Resilience within the Institute for Family Violence Studies in the College of Social Work. The curriculum enables professionals to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to understand the impact of individual and community trauma, along with a practical guide to building resilience. In Level Two, participants who have already completed Level One will learn additional crucial information to improve service delivery to clients, students, human services recipients, patients, and other members of the public.

This self-paced curriculum includes eight chapters and 15 hours of course content with research-based readings, case scenarios, multi-media materials, assignments, and quizzes.

This certification is designed for:

  • Social Services Providers, Human Resources Staff, Victim Advocates, & Child Welfare Staff
  • Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, & Guardians ad Litem
  • First Responders: Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, & EMS
  • Medical Professionals: Physicians, & Nurses
  • Lawyers, Judges, & Legal Assistants
  • Clergy Members
  • Criminal justice officers and administrators
  • Teachers & Higher Education Administrators
  • Pre-K-12 Teachers and administrators
  • Media Professionals

The benefits of this certification include:

  • Enhancing your professional knowledge, skills, and expanding your ability to further the mission of your agency.
  • A deeper understanding of the most common types of individual and community trauma.
  • Learning about systemic impediments to resilience and a multi-disciplinary approach to promoting resilience.
  • Learning about promoting social skills and protective factors that can build resilience.
  • Discovering Post Traumatic Growth – new insight and healing after trauma.
  • Providing professionals knowledge and tools to help them cope with adversity, along with many valuable multimedia materials available to use and disseminate to clients.
Advisory Council

The research team at the Institute for Family Violence Studies appreciates the expertise of our Advisory Review Board Members for Level Two:

James Clark, Ph.D., LCSW 
Suzanne Harrison, M.D.
Carol Edwards, MSW, LCSW
Craig Stanley, Ph.D., LCSW 
Mimi Graham, Ph.D. Director of the Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy
Margaret Ashmore, MSW, LCSW
Shalay Jackson, MSW, D.P.H.
Vicky Verano, LCSW
Ellen Piekalkiewicz, Director, Center for the Promotion of Children, Families, and Communities
Joedrecka Brown Speights, M.D., FAAFP
Keithen Matthis, MSW

Continuing Education Units

Note: The number of CEUs may differ depending on the profession and approval agency as described below.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Social Workers

  • Continuing Education Units (CEU) programs are set forth and approved for licensure renewal as outlined in the Florida Statutes and by Chapter 491 Licensure Board. This Professional Certification course is approved for and offers 15 contact hours for clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors.

Participants outside of Florida must submit to their own licensing board to determine credit awarded.

Florida Lawyers

  • Continuing Education Units for Florida lawyers have been approved by the Florida Bar. You will receive a total of 15.5 CLEs for earning a Professional Certification and submitting your hours to the Florida Bar. The full CLEs can be applied to Appellate Practice, Criminal Appellate Law, Criminal Trial Law, Juvenile Law, and/or Marital and Family Law.

Participants outside of Florida must submit to their own licensing board to determine credit awarded.

Judges

  • The Office of the State Courts Administrator of the Florida Supreme Court has approved a total of twenty (20) Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) units of which five (5) are are Ethics to judges and magistrates in Florida.

Participants outside of Florida must submit to their own licensing board to determine credit awarded.

1. About Our Training Program – COST

How much does the training cost?
Level Two training is $299 per person.

Are there discounts available?
Yes, we currently we offer a 10% discount to the following populations:

  1. Active and inactive U.S. Military
  2. FSU Alumni
  3. FSU Faculty & Staff

How do I obtain the discount?
You need a promo code that you MUST enter during you registration process. This cannot be applied retroactively. To obtain the promo code you must supply the following information for each population (email to resilience@fsu.edu):

  1. Active and inactive U.S. Military
    • Send an email from your .mil account, OR
    • Scan and email your military orders, OR
    • Scan and email you military ID
  2. FSU Alumni
    • Full name as it was when you attended FSU, and
    • Date of Birth, and
    • Graduation Year
  3. FSU Faculty & Staff
    • Full name as is found in the Faculty/Staff database

Can I use my State Tuition Waiver?
State Employee Tuition Waivers are restricted to credit courses. This course is non-credit, professional development and therefore does not apply for the tuition waiver.

2. Course Format

How is the training structured?
Our training is fully online and is self-paced. It includes 15 hours of course content and ten chapters of research-based readings, case scenarios, multi-media materials, assignments, and quizzes.

How does the online course work?

  • The course is made up of 8 Chapters which you must work through by completing assignments and passing each chapter quiz with at least 80% before the next chapter is released.
  • You will be able to retake each quiz until you achieve a passing score.
  • Upon successful completion of all 8 chapters, the final exam will be released and you will need to score at least an 80% to pass it.
  • Once you have passed the Final Exam and completed a Feedback survey, the certification will be released.

How long is the training?
We estimate that it will take you 15 hours to complete the training.

Is there a time frame from me to complete the training?
After you register, the training will be open to you for one year (calendar year). Even if you complete the course in a short period of time, the course materials will remain open to you for the entire year.

3. Registration

Who can register for this training?
The training non-credit, professional development and is therefore open to the public. Participants do not need to apply to the University, rather they simply have to register and submit their payment.

Who should register for this training?
This course enables professionals to develop the knowledge and skills they need to understand the impact of adult and child trauma, along with the keys to resilience. It is specifically designed for a multidisciplinary audience, with content that will inform and advance the knowledge and skills of professionals in many fields.

Education Requirements
While there are no special degree requirements to participate in this training, please note that the level of instruction is that of a upper-division college course.

How do I register for this training?

PLEASE NOTE: Access to this course is on another website. Your login information and the link to the course will be sent to you 1-2 business days after your payment is confirmed. If you submit your payment on Friday or on the weekend, your login information will be sent to you that following Monday.

4. Where do I Take the Training and When Does it Start?

When does the training begin?
You can start the training at any time after payment has been submitted and processed and log-in credentials have been provided.

PLEASE NOTE: Access to this course is on another website. Your login information and the link to the course will be sent to you 1-2 business days after your payment is confirmed. If you submit your payment on Friday or on the weekend, your login information will be sent to you that following Monday.

Where do I access the course?
The training portal is https://courses.learningforlife.fsu.edu . This is NOT the same place where you registered. You will only be able to access it once your login credentials have been sent to you.

5. CEUs

Will I receive CEUs for completing this training?
We currently offer CEUs for the professions listed below, practiced in Florida.

  • Judges

How many CEUs will I get?
The number of CEUs may differ depending on the profession and approval agency, you can find specific information in CEU tab next to this one.

What if my profession is not listed among the ones that earn CEUs?
We are working on expanding the reach of this training so other professions can also earn CEUs.

How many CEUs will I get if I practice outside of Florida?
Participants outside of Florida must submit to their own licensing board to determine credit awarded.

How do I receive the CEUs once the training is complete?
Once you successfully complete the training, we will provide you with the CE broker # you will need to enter yourself. You will find these codes when you are about to download your professional certification.

Call (850) 644-7545 or email resilience@capd.fsu.edu to obtain Discount Codes. Discount codes MUST be used during the registration process and cannot be applied after the registration is submitted, no exceptions.

  • All active/inactive U.S. Military – 10%. Must supply:
    • Send an email from your .mil account, OR
    • Scan and email your military orders, OR
    • Scan and email you military ID
  • FSU Alumni – 10%. Must supply:
    • Full name as it was when you attended FSU, and
    • Date of Birth, and
    • Graduation Year
  • FSU Students – 10%. Must supply:
    • Full name and
    • Date of Birth
  • FSU Faculty & Staff -10%. Must supply:
    • Full name as is found in the Faculty/Staff database
  • Group Discounts also Available

*Discounts are not cumulative. Only one discount can be used per student.

Minimum Hardware Requirements
A functional laptop or desktop computer, tablet or smartphone with a reliable high-speed Internet connection.

Minimum Skills Requirements
Basic computer literacy including the ability to connect to the Internet and navigate the web using URLs, Web search engines and links.

Minimum Time Requirements
The estimated time to complete this certification is 20 hours.

Please note that there are NO REFUNDS. So, be sure that you can take the course before inputting your payment information.

For More Information:

Course Content Support:
Lyndi Bradley, FSU COSW Institute for Family Violence Studies
lbradley2@fsu.edu
(850) 644-1715

Registration Assistance:
Catia Carballo, Center for Academic & Professional Development
(850) 644-7545 or use the contact form below.

For Questions about the Professional Certification in Trauma & Resilience

Introductory Price:

$299

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Please Note:
Access to the course is not immediate upon payment and is in a different location than where you registered. Course access information and log in credentials will be emailed to you.