Have you attended CRC two years or earned 21 CE credits in LGBTQ health/mental health elsewhere?

Apply for QTAP FastTrack and get certified quickly!

A certified Queer & Trans Affirming Professional (QTAP) is a mental health professional who meets widely accepted criteria of education, training, and experience in providing ethical and culturally competent services to the queer and trans community. QTAP certification is a cohort program that begins each May with CRC attendance, followed by pre-recorded Core Curriculum courses, live online Anti-Racism Training, and professional Consultation throughout the following year. We are currently accepting applications for 2021 QTAP FastTrack  Certification, designed for those who meet one of the following:
1. Attended the Contemporary Relationships Conference (CRC) two or more years (2014 - 2020), or
2. Attended CRC one year, and can show documentation of 10 CE credits earned elsewhere in LGBTQ health/mental health, or
3. No CRC attendance, but can show documentation of 21 CE credits earned elsewhere in LGBTQ health/mental health.

QTAP FastTrack  launches in May 2021 and participants are awarded partial curriculum and consultation credit for their past CRC attendance and/or other acceptable CE credits. 2021 FastTrack  is the "beta" program and students take core curriculum courses as they are produced; helping us create the final version for launch in 2022. Certification provides recognition as a culturally competent care provider. Learn more about eligibility and benefits below, or click here for more details, fees, etc.

Benefits & Recognition

  • Add the letters "QTAP" after your name for formal recognition that you have obtained certification as a safe, affirming, and effective care provider to the LGBTQ+ community.

  • Use the certified QTAP logo on your website and marketing materials to reassure clients, customers, insurers, and potential employers that you have met educational standards to safely and effectively care for LGBTQ+ persons, relationships, and families.

  • Free profile listing on our website as a Queer & Trans Affirming Professional with your contact information so potential clients can reach you directly.

  • 25% off registration of the Annual Contemporary Relationships Conference (CRC) for as long as you maintain your certification. Note: Your QTAP training fee includes registration for the first scheduled conference after you are accepted into the certification program.

FastTrack  Eligibility

  • Must hold a current license to practice as a counselor, social worker, marriage & family therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, or other mental health professional.

  • Must have attended CRC 2 years (2014-2020), or 1 year CRC plus 10 additional CE credits acceptable to the Board, or no CRC attendance but 21 CE credits acceptable to the Board.

  • Must have current liability insurance through your practice, agency, or university.

Recertification - Every 2 years

  • Earn six (6) continuing education credits every two years on topics related to queer and trans health and mental health. Attending the Contemporary Relationships Conference once in the two year period meets this requirement.

  • Maintain your professional license and liability insurance.

Steps to FastTrack  Certification

  • Apply online, only if you have attended CRC at least twice between 2014 and 2020.

  • With your application, pay the training fee which covers your 2021 conference attendance and access to all Core Curriculum courses as they are recorded.

  • Attend CRC 2021 online, May 1-2, and earn at least 8 credit hours toward certification.

  • Choose a consultant from our faculty to supervise you throughout the year. FastTrack students are awarded 6 CRC Frequent Attendee Credits and participate in 6 consultation sessions to satisfy the required 12 hours in this category. Schedule meetings with your consultant and pay fees directly to them at the time of each meeting.

  • Take at least 15 hours of Core Curriculum courses throughout the year as these courses are recorded and released. You are awarded 15 CRC Frequent Attendee Credits to satisfy the required 30 hours in this category.

  • Attend the five Anti-Racism classes, each two hours and live online, and pay the instructors directly at the time of each class.

  • Once you've satisfied the required 60 hours (39 hours + 21 credits) you'll be awarded a certificate of completion. Congrats! You are now a certified Queer & Trans Affirming Professional!