PTP Course Fees and Policies

Below you will find the fees for the ISSTD Professional Training Program courses. ISSTD is pleased to offer in-person, live teleseminar and online courses (Spanish only). Fees for in-person and live teleseminar courses include continuing education (CE) credits. CE credits are not available for the online Spanish courses. All fees are in US Dollars (USD).

If you have any questions, please direct them to the PTP Staff at

Adult PTP Courses
ISSTD Member FeeNon-Member Fee
The Complexities of Complex Trauma $780.00$880.00
From Complex Trauma to Dissociative Disorders $1050.00$1150.00
Advanced Topics in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders$670.00$720.00
Master Seminar: Complex Posttraumatic and Dissociative Disorders$430.00$480.00

Pricing for Spanish language courses differs from English courses. Please check the course pages for these course for the sliding scale pricing and registration deadlines.

Registration Policies

Receiving Approval to Register
ISSTD is interested in the success of this program. Applicants must be licensed clinicians. If you are a licensed clinician, you do not need to receive approval to register for the The Complexities of Complex Trauma Course.

We do accept students, trainees, interns, etc. under the following conditions:

  • If you are currently working under the supervision of a licensed clinician as part of the pre-licensing process, a letter from your supervisor giving you permission to participate must be submitted to
  • If you are a graduate student, a letter from your Department Chairperson permission to participate must be submitted to the

The letter for either must include that your supervisor approves you taking the class, that it will not interfere with your coursework, will not interfere with your practice, and will directly benefit your educational development.

Once a letter of recommendation is received and approval for registration is granted, you will receive an email from staff with next steps for registration. If you register without prior consent, we cannot guarantee your approval and your registration fee may be refunded to you, minus an administrative fee of $45 for handling of improperly submitted registration materials.

Class Size
Registration is limited to no more than 14 persons per in-person and live teleseminar course. Registration limits for online classes may vary.

Course Sequence
Progression from the Complexities of Complex Trauma to From Complex Trauma to Dissociative Disorders is required.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations will only be accepted up to 14 days prior to the first course session. Cancellations are subject to a $45 cancellation fee plus the cost of copyrighted materials. The course fee is not refundable if you withdraw from the course less than 14 days before the start of the course. Once the course starts, no new students can be accepted more than one week after the course begins. Please note that to receive ASWB ACE credit, all sessions must be attended. All materials used for this course are subject to copyright laws and are not for duplication or distribution by course participants. Fees must be submitted with registration, and must be submitted in US dollars.

If you have a problem or a concern about the course, please contact the ISSTD Professional Training Program at

Additional Policies

Grievance Policy
ISSTD is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformation with the APA and ASWB grievance procedures.

During a course, instructors will address any concerns that arise. Every effort will be made to address the concerns during the course when possible. If the course instructor(s) are unable to address the participant’s concerns, the complaints and grievances shall be presented in writing to ISSTD Headquarters at These will be forwarded on for review by the PTP Chair and Course Level Director(s).

Social Workers: Should social workers have a specific grievance, these grievances will be addressed by D. Michael Coy, LICSW. In situations where the social worker would have a conflict of interest, then, Christine Forner, MSW will review the grievance.

ISSTD strives to resolve grievances in a manner that is in the best interest of the participant. All complaints and grievances are reviewed within 5 working days. Formal grievances are required to be written and emailed as directed above and will be responded to within 15 business days.

Disability Policy (ADA)
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs. Please contact ISSTD Headquarters via email at or via phone at 844.994.7783 for assistance.

Course Completion Requirements and Awarding of Credit
Course completion requires live attendance, participation in sessions, and completion of session and overall evaluations. APA and ASWB credit cannot be awarded for watching the recording of a session. Please be advised that all courses have a course closure date, which is the last day of the month following the last session. All requirements must be completed by the course closure date. At that time, the course will no longer be accessible to participants who have pending tasks and credit cannot be retrieved at a later date. 

APA: Participants must attend all sessions live (at least 50 minutes of every 60 minutes | For a 2.5 hour session participants must be present for at least 125 minutes out of the full 150 minutes). APA Credit is not awarded for any missed sessions, nor for partial attendance that does not satisfy the aforementioned criteria. Credit will only be awarded for individual sessions in which live attendance requirements are successfully met and session evaluations are complete. At the end of the course, certificates will be automatically populated upon the completion of the final overall course evaluation. 

ASWB: Participants must attend all live sessions (at least 50 minutes of every 60 minutes | For a 2.5 hour session participants must be present for at least 125 minutes out of 150 minutes). If you are absent for an individual session or do not meet the aforementioned criteria, you are no longer eligible to earn ASWB credit at the completion of the course. *ASWB participants must be present and meet minute criteria for every single session throughout the course. ASWB certificates are manually processed by ISSTD staff and will be awarded via email approximately two weeks after the course closure date.

ISSTD Certificate Program: Participants must attend 8 out of 12 sessions (at least 50 minutes of every 60 minutes | For a 2.5 hour session participants must be present for at least 125 minutes out of 150 minutes). Those who attend the required number of sessions will be awarded 30 ISSTD Certificate Program credits. No certificate is awarded for certificate program credits.