SEP CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
1. Classroom attendance
2. Personal Sessions
3. Case Consultations
Only those participants who complete the full training and all requirements to receive an SEP certificate may be called a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner or SEP and claim to practice Somatic Experiencing®, which is a legally protected trade name.
Participants who do not meet the requirements listed below retain their status of ‘students in training’.
There are three training levels – one level for each year of the training. Each training level comprises 12 days, divided into multiple modules, leading to 36 days in total, for the whole training.
Each level awards 72 attendance credit hours, totaling 216 attendance credit hours for the entire training.
All participants are required to receive a minimum of 12 personal sessions credits from SEI approved providers.
The required sessions are accumulated by the participant during the three year training period.
It is required that a minimum of 4 personal sessions are received during each training level i.e. 2 per module.
All participants are required to receive 18 case consultations (supervision) credits from SEI approved providers.
This may include a mix of individual or group sessions, in which a minimum of 4 hours must be in the Individual Case Consultation format.
Case consultations will be offered during the training by those assistants approved to do so.
In case of individual case consultations, 1 consult hour equals 1 credit hour.
In case of group case consultations, 3 consult hours equals 1 credit hour.
It is acceptable for the total number of case consultations to be met up to one year after completion of the Advanced II module. However, the participant will not receive an SE™ certificate or be considered an SEP until the full requirements have been met.
*The cost of personal sessions and case consultations is the responsibility of the participant and is based on private agreement between the participant and the session provider. Session costs are not included in the tuition fee. Details of personal and case consultation session costs can be found under Tuition Fees.
**Once you have started the next level of training, all sessions received will be counted at the new training level and must be given by a Provider approved to give sessions or consults at your current level of training i.e. if you are attending the Intermediate level, any sessions received by providers who are approved only for the Beginning level will not be counted towards your session requirement totals.
Please know that this is a professional training course, designed to train professionals, already qualified in some form of therapeutic modality, to support clients re-negotiate trauma or high anxiety states. It is not a personal self-help course.
However, due to the nature of the training and the work, it is natural that personal traumas may be triggered during the training, whereby the experience may also become an integrative process for your own personal development. Personal SE sessions from the SEP assistants are available during the training week but further outside support may be required between modules.