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|Training and Certification FAQs|
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There are five different types of certification which you may qualify for:
Associate Sex Addiction Therapist (ASAT)
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (PSAP)
Multiple Addiction Therapist
Yes. ASATs are eligible to become CSATs if their certification is in good standing and they obtain the necessary requirements.
Discounts are offered when paying for more than one module up front:
Candidates have two years to complete all certification modules.
Yes, the modules need to be taken sequentially beginning with module 1.
Where are the trainings held and how often?
IITAP works in conjunction with our generous hosts and sponsors to bring our training modules to communities around the globe. We typically offer a full training series in four or five cities each year, and the modules are scheduled with a few months in between to allow candidates time to absorb their learning and prepare for the next module. Trainings can be found on our event calendar located here: https://iitap.site-ym.com/events/event_list.asp
What do I need to do to prepare for a training module?
Most module training will have prep work which you will receive instructions upon registration where to locate the assignment. Prep work can include reading or taking assessments.
Is supervision required during training?
ASAT and CSAT candidates are required to work with an approved CSAT supervisor and must complete a total of 30 hours of supervision:
· Eight hours must be completed prior to the start of module 3;
· Seven additional hours are required prior to the start of module 4;
· And the final 15 hours must be completed prior to certification.
PSAP candidates will have access to PSAP supervisors for support and guidance, however, there is not a supervision requirement for this certification.
Once I’ve finished the training, am I immediately certified?
Completing the module trainings is one component of certification. After ASAT/CSAT candidates complete their training and 30 hours of supervision, they must submit an Application for Final Certification to the IITAP office with the following supporting documentation:
· Current copies of state licensure(s) and/or certification(s)
· Current copy of malpractice/professional liability insurance
· Current resume/CV outlining clinical experience; dates must be included
· Three letters of recommendation from professional colleagues, which can include other CSATs, CSAT candidates and CSAT supervisors.
NOTE: CSAT supervisors are required to submit the final evaluation of the candidate to the IITAP office directly. All requirements must be completed to become certified.
Now that I’m certified, what do I need to keep my certificate in good standing?
Certifications are valid for two years and must be renewed in order to remain certified. ASATs and CSATs must submit a renewal application, current copy of licensure/certification, and current copy of malpractice insurance prior to their certificate’s expiration date. Within the two-year certification period, ASAT, CSAT and PSAP's need to earn 15 IITAP CE hours for renewal. Training opportunities with CE hours can be found on the event calendar: https://iitap.site-ym.com/events/event_list.asp