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2023 PDA Consultant Certification Application Page

This will be a free online training 4 Sundays: February 5, 12, 19, 26

The application below as well as PDA completion and consultation are required in order to be considered for the certification program. We will contact you about PDA completion (if you haven’t taken it already) after you submit this application.

A limited number of applicants will be accepted.

The certification requires:

    1. Four 3-hour workshops/meetings (12 hours altogether), which will be held 4 successive Sunday evenings from 5-8 pm (Eastern Standard Time).  Attendance is required for all 4 meetings.
    2. About 40 pages of study prior to/during the 4 weeks.
    3. A signed Confidentiality Agreement and a PDA Authorization (financial agreement details) will also be required.
    4. Three to five (or more) practice consultations with which includes the Executive Director (until you both feel comfortable with your consulting independently) are required in the first month after the training.

Completion of the above does not guarantee certification. Certified consultants will be eligible to consult only with individuals and organizations contracted through The Sum according to a standard fee structure. The standard PDA fee is $150 and the consultant will receive half this amount ($75) and The Sum will receive the other $75. See the “Assessment” page for more information on pricing.

Please let us know what questions you have at this time!

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