Certificate Program FAQs

All courses are available online except for the Psychedelic Integration Experiential Practice Retreat and Trauma-informed Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy. Our KAP certificate program also includes an observational practicum, which is in-person (whether locally or with one of Fluence’s Practicum Leaders).

For Postgraduate Certificates (KAP and PHRI): Yes, participants are expected to be independently licensed and able to practice psychotherapy within their scope of practice. Fluence will not review everyone’s scope of practice in their particular jurisdiction. If you are applying we are asking you to inform us of your license. You are responsible for determining that you are practicing within your scope of practice.

For the Psilocybin-assisted Therapy Certificate: No, however program participants are required to have prior training and experience practicing psychotherapy or related health care services in the field of mental health or addiction treatment. Participants may be currently or formerly licensed (retired) psychotherapists, social workers, counselors, or other similar professions.

Yes. Students must apply through our Diversity Fund. Awarded scholarships will be applied to tuition expenses and will not cover travel or lodging for our in person programs. Scholarship requests must be submitted and processed before program enrollment, we do not process scholarship requests retroactively.

Yes, tuition for the PAT and PHRI Certificate programs can be paid in 12 monthly installments. The KAP Certificate program can be paid in 9 monthly installments. Our Reading and Study Groups and Clinical Consultation Groups can also be paid over a 3-month period. We do not offer payment plans for our introductory workshops.

For the Postgraduate Certificates (KAP and PHRI), most of the courses you take for the certificate program are open to non-certificate students. The Psilocybin program includes Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy: Parts 1 & 2, which are only for program participants.

Certificate program capacity is determined by the number of classes and training events we can run in a given year and the number of trainers available to provide them. Regardless of the total enrollment in a certificate program, class sizes for most weekly classes is capped at 12 participants.

No. This program is entirely independent of any academic institution.

Yes Fluence is able to provide a limited amount of partial scholarships for many of our offerings through our Diversity Fund. Scholarships funds are prioritized for practicing mental health professionals in regards to diversity considerations, financial need, professional background and experience. Please follow the instructions to apply on our scholarship application here.