Certification Requirements

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Outlined below are the certification requirements to become a Certified TRE® Provider to practise worldwide but train in Scotland, UK.


  • Two modules of TRE® theory and practice information.
  • The Modules are three days each – usually 3-8 months apart
  • Enrolment to TREforall® in the Certification Enrolment Website ($35 enrolment fee)
  • Annual fee of $75 to TREforall® to be part website etc.
  • Completion of the Certification Training Learning Plan
  • Four (4) personal sessions (doing TRE® yourself) being accompanied by your Certification Trainer (CT), in person, recorded and/or Skype.
  • Journaling of personal TRE® experiences (See details below)
  • Required reading, DVD viewing and submitting of a short written report on each.
  • Report of three (3) sessions teaching individuals who are friends or family.
  • Four (4) sessions teaching an individual TRE® with the CT observing and giving feedback, in person, recorded and/or Skype.
  • Four (4) peer swap sessions (See details below)
  • Tremor and assist with a group. (See details below)
  • Three (3) sessions teaching TRE® to a group with the CT observing and giving feedback, in person, recorded and/or Skype.
  • One (1) final evaluation session teaching TRE® to a group to determine full competency for certification.
  • One (1) “floating session” is built in for use to provide time for any other programme content and/or needed practice under supervision.


  • Each trainee will be supervised by another CT/Mentor for at least two (2) sessions at some point in the certification process.
  • At any point in the certification process the CT may require additional sessions to ensure the required competency is gained.


  • The cost of Module 1 is £365 or early bird £345.  This is a separate payment from rest of Certification.
  • To complete Certification the Module 2 is £340 early bird (full £360) and Supervision of £1560 total of £1920.
  • Or there is an instalment plan option available upon application which costs £167 per month for 10 months total of £1670, by direct debit and £340 early bird (£360 late) for module 2 for a total of £2010.
  • Cancellation.  For Module 1, if you cancel before paying the final payment you will lose the deposit only.  If you cancel after paying the full fee there will be a refund of a third of the payment; unless you cancel in the 2 weeks before the date when there is no refund.  Or you can choose to carry the fee over to the  next Module.  For Certification, once the fee has been paid you have 24 hours to cancel and have full refund then the fee is no longer refundable.


  • The Training maximum completion time is 12 months from your module 2, but it may be shorter or longer depending on the trainee.
  • An extension is only allowed in discussion and agreement with the trainee and CT
  • When choosing a certification training it is required that you attend both the module 1 and 2 training dates with the same Trainer/country. (Any necessary exceptions to this must be handled by CT who is working with the trainee.)  This means you are no longer able to choose to do module 1 and module 2 in different locations with different trainers.


Module One (1) is a face-to-face, 3-day training, done in a group setting, which will include:

  • Anatomy, neurology and physiology of stress and trauma as it relates to TRE®
  • Understanding the tremor response
  • Introduction to the Polyvagal theory and Safety
  • Defence reactions as they relate to TRE®
  • Containment and grounding strategies
  • Introduction to TRE and personal tremoring experience
  • Introduction to basic skills of working with individuals

Below, is the general order in which the programme will be presented.  However, the CT might make changes to the specific requirements and schedule depending on a variety of factors. It is the CTs responsibility to provide information about changes to their trainees.   

Where supervision sessions are indicated, it is important that learning from that one teaching experience be processed with the CT prior to the trainee proceeding to the next supervised session.  

Between modules 1 and 2 all trainees will focus on: 

  • Enrolment in the Certification Enrolment Website
  • Completion of the Learning Plan
  • Four (4) personal TRE® sessions being accompanied by the Certification Trainer to support consistent TRE® practice, self-regulation skills and awareness
  • Journaling and/or logging of at least forty (40) personal TRE® experiences
  • Learning the TRE® Template and practice -teaching of TRE®:
  • Begin practice-teaching sessions with at least 3 close friends and family
  • Document and record your self- reflections of the practice-teaching experience utilizing a reflection guideline that will be provided
  • Deepen knowledge and theory of TRE®:
  • Read required books, view required DVDs, and prepare a short report: Both of Dr. Berceli’s books and both DVD’s; the book – Full Body Presence, Modification DVDs

Module Two (2) is a face-to-face, 3-day training, done in a group setting, which will include:

  • Deepening of module 1 content
  • Debrief of practice-teaching experiences
  • Practise teaching individuals and groups
  • Review of the Areas of Awareness in the Practice of TRE® paper
  • Role of fascia in TRE®
  • TRE® basic interventions (touch and non-touch energy expanding interventions)
  • TRE® modifications
  • Understanding “use of self” when teaching the TRE® process
  • Working within your scope of practice, knowledge, and competency
  • Ethical awareness

Following module 2 and prior to final certification the trainee will:

  • Teach TRE®  four (4) to individuals and receive feedback from a Certification Trainer
  • Reflection report on teaching the TRE® Template to an individual
  • Knowledge of the Areas of Awareness in the Practice of TRE® paper
  • Read at least 3 books from the recommended list and write a short reflection report
  • Four (4) peer swap sessions.  You will be observed shaking by a peer 4 times plus you will observe a peer shaking 4 times. Submit short review of these sessions.
  • Tremor with a group at least three (3) times and assist with a group at least three (3) times and journal the experience. This can be accomplished in either of two ways.  Join an already established TRE® group in your area, OR teach three (3) or four (4) of your friends TR®E. (always do this with those without a trauma history.)  You can go through the process with them AND then tremor with them. Journal this experience paying attention to how doing TRE® alone differs from doing it within a group
  • Teach TRE® to four (4) groups of people and receive feedback from a Certification Trainer. The size and the make-up of the group will be determined by you and the Certification Trainer
  • The 4th group session will be a final competency evaluation session to assess all your skills and Certify you as a TRE Provider
  • One (1) “floating session” is built in for use to provide time for any other programme content and/or needed practice under supervision.

Supervision sometimes takes place in a group setting.  For some sessions it is done via video and Skype/Zoom.  The CT will determine how much of this takes part in a group settings and/or individual sessions.  The above can be completed, for international trainees, solely via Skype/Zoom where the CT determines this is necessary and adequate.


This person will usually be the one teaching the module 1 training where you will begin your certification process.  This person will be responsible for providing all your training and supervision and/or overseeing and monitoring this process for you.  A TRE® Certification Trainer Trainee or a TRE® Mentor may be used in your certification training process.

The Primary Certification Trainer has the responsibility to:

  • Ensure the trainee is competent at the point of certification; to this end, the trainee may be required to have additional sessions and/or fulfil additional requirements to meet certification competency