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FSU’s Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience

Nearly 1,000 professionals across the U.S. have already taken Florida State University’s new, online, Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience ( through the Center for Academic and Professional Development. The training was launched in July.  We invite you to join them!

This fully online course enables professionals to develop the important knowledge and skills they need to understand the impact of adult and child trauma, along with the keys to resilience. Participants will learn crucial information to improve service delivery to clients, students, human services recipients, patients and other members of the public.

The self-paced curriculum includes 20 hours of course content and 10 chapters of research-based readings, case scenarios, multi-media materials, assignments and quizzes.

Faculty from across Florida State’s campus participated in the review of the new course.  Mimi Graham at the Center for Early Child Development, a leader in trauma-informed education, served as a reviewer, along with 10 other faculty members.  “FSU is a leader in trauma and resilience education for the public,” Graham said. “This course ensures that crucial information is available to our community leaders, so they can make trauma-informed decisions.”

The multidisciplinary course has been approved for continuing education credits for a diverse range of professionals including licensed counselors, social workers, nurses, dentists and lawyers. Participants outside of Florida can submit their certification to their own licensing board to determine credit awarded.

The course is designed for professionals in a wide variety of fields because individuals in all different environments have exposure to trauma. It provides an economical, evidence-based resource to the public for those who want to enhance their professional knowledge, skills and career potential.

Professionals are required to review all of the course material and pass the chapter quizzes and final exam. When professionals complete the training, they will receive a printable professional certification certificate.

The 20-hour course is offered at an introductory price of $349. Please, notify your teams about this opportunity. For questions about fees and enrollment, contact The FSU Center for Academic & Professional Development at or (850) 644-7545.