The Institute of Certified ADHD Professional is a non-profit organization providing certification to
clinical professionals working with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosed clients.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

[+] [-] How long does the certification process take?
The certification approval process takes between 3-4 weeks.
[+] [-] How does certification relate to competency?
Competency in psychology, including a specialty such as ADHD, is a life-long pursuit and not a black or white construct (i.e., competent versus not competent). Competency relates to training to acquire relevant professional and scientific knowledge, experience with the appropriate supervision and/or consultation to acquire professional skills, and the ability to recognize one’s limits of competency, signaling the need for further training, experience, supervision, consultation, or to refer the client on to another professional.
[+] [-] How could certification benefit me?
Certification demonstrates that you have met clear and established guidelines of training and experience in the field of ADHD. Many providers take pride in developing a specialty in particular approaches, and obtaining a certification is one way to emphasize and give credibility to those efforts. For some, certification may help to distinguish themselves in the ADHD marketplace.
[+] [-] How could certification benefit my clients?
Many clients benefit from knowing that their providers have verified training and experience in ADHD. An added feeling of confidence in providers may increase belief and expectancy that the treatment is effective.
[+] [-] Where do I get the training to be certified?
The Institute of Certified ADHD Professionals recognizes training from regionally and nationally accredited universities as well as approved continuing education courses and workshops.
[+] [-] What is the difference between a certificate program and certification?
Certificate Programs and Certification are an increasing segment of the behavioral health continuing education marketplace. We understand that with new items and change that there can be confusion of the different terms and what they mean. For our purposes we define the following terms as such: Certificate Programs indicate successful completion of a course, or series of courses, that recognize a specialty area of practice or set of skills. This demonstrates knowledge at a set time and has no ongoing requirements. Professional Certifications are time-limited recognition evidencing competency as measured against predetermined and standardized criteria, typically by application and/or exam. These standardized criteria can include both academic and non-academic accomplishments such as hours in practice and licensure requirements. Certifications have ongoing requirements to maintain certification that require the holder to demonstrate s/he continues to meet or exceed the requirements set by the organization.
[+] [-] What is the Institute of Certified ADHD Professionals' return and refund policy?
A full refund of your purchase can be issued within 30 days from the day in which we received your payment.

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