I’m not a licensed or soon-to-be licensed therapist (MFT, LCSW, PsyD, etc), but I’m interested in applying. Am I eligible?

Yes, allied professionals are encouraged to apply. However, it's important that all practitioners who are not clinically licensed are aware that we are teaching from a context of both clinically licensed therapists and coaches who work within different professional frames.

Am I eligible to receive Continuing Education (CE) credits from the certificate?

Yes, the certificate meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. California Institute of Integral Studies is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for the licenses listed above. California Institute of Integral Studies maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

BBS licensed individuals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.

Can I use federal student loans to pay for the certificate?

Unfortunately, certificate programs are not eligible for student loans. Certificates are technically considered “Continuing Education” and students are not considered matriculated college students, and so most tuition-based scholarships and loans do not apply.

What are the details of the payment plan?

All accepted applicants will receive the option to pay in one, two, or four installments. Payment plans are offered at no additional cost. The payment dates for the two-payment plan are typically in February & May for the Spring, and September & December in the Fall. The payment dates for the four-payment plan are typically in February, March, April, & May in the Spring, and September, October, November, & December in the Fall.

How does the sliding scale work?

All accepted applicants will be given a payment form, where they will be able to select their program fee from the designated range, as well as choose their payment plan option.

If you have any further questions, please contact Kyle DeMedio at kdemedio@ciis.edu or (415) 655-5561.

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