7 Steps to Certification


This step-by-step approach is designed to support you in becoming a skilled and confident practitioner with the experience and expertise to get notable results with your clients. Each step builds on the previous one to guide you in greater awareness, agility and ability to help your clients uncover and resolve key core issues so that they come to know the real and remarkable benefits of EFT and want to continue to work with you.

See EFT International Certification Requirements

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Step One

Join EFT International & Complete the Certified Practitioner Exam (online)

Sign up at EFTinternational.org

After you have completed payment through PayPal, you will receive a login ID and password. Take some time to look around the website and familiarize yourself with the resources, articles and documents you can download. You can create a profile and join the list of practitioners who are looking to trade sessions.

Completing the exam provides a means to confirm that you have an in-depth understanding of basic EFT concepts before you begin sessions with clients. It is highly recommended that you review the EFT International Free Tapping Manual and Glossary of Terms. The exam is open book, however, the questions are designed to test your understanding and may not have answers you can look up.

Mentor Session 1

Upon receiving your test results, book a session to review those answers you missed, if any, and to dive into the requirements for your 50 Practice Hours and Case Studies.

Download the EFT International Case Study Guide. Your case studies must be submitted in the written format laid out by EFT International.

Step Two

Set-up your Practice Hours Log

The Log Sheet for Practice Sessions is to be submitted bi-weekly over the time-line of your certification program. You are welcome to submit questions and ask for assistance anytime.

Over the course of your practice sessions be aware of the EFT techniques you are applying. Make sure you identify which of these you used in your sessions. 

  • Movie Technique

  • Tell the Story Technique

  • Chasing the Pain Technique

  • Fears and Phobias

  • Tearless Trauma Technique
Limiting Beliefs and VOC

  • Grief and Loss 

  • Tap and Talk

  • SUDs Ratings – emotions, felt-perceptions, pain level, VOC

Step Three

Complete Video Recording of EFT Session

After you have arranged a session with your volunteer client who is not familiar with EFT, you can either record the session yourself (through Zoom) or arrange to have it recorded by Marlene and sent to you. Your client must sign a Recording Consent Form before you start the session.

Either the video recording will be sent to you, or you will upload the video to the platform of your choice and forward the link to Marlene. Complete your self-evaluation of the video recorded session by watching the video and making your notes so that you can complete the Case Study write-up to submit for mentor evaluation.

You can record your session online yourself with a free Zoom account. Upload the video to a storage platform (Dropbox, GoogleDocs, etc.) and provide a link.

Mentor Session 2

After submitting the write-up of the session, book a session with Marlene to review.

Step Four

Personal Case Study

Your personal case study comprises a minimum of 3 EFT sessions that you do on yourself. Each session must be a minimum of 45 minutes. You can start with your Personal Peace Procedure if you like to begin to address unresolved experiences that still hold an emotional charge for you and can be contributing to emotional triggers and limiting beliefs.

You are expected to keep some notes (or record yourself on Zoom) so that you can create a comprehensive Case Study write-up of what you worked on, what techniques you used, SUDs ratings and circling back to recheck SUDs ratings for table tops and aspects.

It is strongly suggested that you do also undertake sessions with a more advanced practitioner – you can arrange for session trades with practitioners listing on the EFT International website.

Case Study write-up must contain sufficient detail to describe how the session proceeded so that the reader can grasp the important details including discovery, set-up statements, SUDs ratings, table top issues, aspects, reframes and how the sessions flowed from one to the next.

Mentor Session 3

After you have submitted your written case study, book a session with Marlene to review.

Step Five

Client Case Studies

Two additional Case Studies of 3 sessions each with two different clients are required to demonstrate your growing insights and skill with EFT.

Sessions must be a minimum of 45 minutes and you are encouraged not to go beyond 75 minutes. As you become more confident in directing your clients to deeper core issues, it takes less time to get results with EFT. You are working towards becoming a professional practitioner who charges for sessions with the expectation you can help future clients achieve real results and receive measurable value from sessions.

Review the EFT International Case Study Guidelines and follow the suggested format for writing up the session reviews.

Mentor Sessions 4 & 5

If you are doing the Individual Certification Course, you will book separate mentor sessions to discuss each of the two Client Case Studies

Step Six

Planning your Professional Practice

Now that you have completed the essential requirements, you are ready to plan your professional practice.

  • Review the EFT International Code of Conduct and Ethics
  • Decide what key areas or issues you will offer EFT for. It is helpful to select specific areas in order to differentiate yourself from other EFT practitioners. Consider areas like stress relief, weight loss, working with specific groups, or a specific health issue if you already have expertise in that area.
  • Purchase Liability Insurance from Holman Insurance or another provider of your choice.
  • If you plan to create a simple website – purchase your URL. You can select either a .ca or .com domain. If you select .ca, your website receives priority for searches in Canada.
It is also possible to market your services through one of the many social media platforms.

Mentor Session 6

Step Seven

Upgrade your Membership

After you have completed all the requirements for Practitioner certification including submission of your Practice Hours Log and Case Studies, and satisfied your Mentor that you now have the skill and confidence to practice EFT at a professional level, your name will be submitted to the EFT International Membership Chair with a recommendation that you be accepted as a Certified Practitioner. You will receive an email from the Membership Chair inviting you to upgrade your membership level to Accredited, Certified Practitioner.

After you submit the fee for your practitioner membership, it is highly recommended that you update your profile on the EFT International website. You can state what area or areas that you practice EFT and post your EFT-related workshops on the site.

Ongoing Requirements

It is strongly suggested that you continue your personal learning through reading, EFT related courses and videos, performing EFT on yourself and working with an “EFT buddy”. Visit additional EFT websites to “immerse yourself” in the world of EFT. This will not only aid your EFT knowledge and skills, it will go a long way to making you a resourceful and effective practitioner.

To maintain EFTi Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner status, members must fulfill annual CPD and supervisory requirements. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is 30 hours of EFT-related study (videos, workshops, books, audio presentations, conferences, etc.).

Supervision/Mentoring is 6 hours each year (individual or group of 8 or less), in person or online with an EFT International Master Trainer/Supervising Mentor.