Levels of Certification
The minimum amount of training at each level (1-3) of certification is 50 hours direct contact training and 100 hours personal professional hours of training activities. Supervision hours can be counted towards either side.
0. The proof of Initiate Level training (This is a Pre-certificate level).
This document of proof is given to a trainee who has been introduced to a field of study, and has been accepted as a student but not yet fully certified. This is a pre-certification recognition of the trainee’s initial hard work, talent, early accomplishments regarding the Solution-Focused model, the institute’s acceptance and invitation to the trainee to participate in the Institute’s formal certification program. The Initiate level document of proof can be given at approximately 20 hours direct contact training and without a formal specification of personal professional hours of training activities*.
International Certificates in Solution-Focused Practice
Level 1: Solution-Focused Practitioner
The first level certificate includes basic training and practice in the solution-focused model and specific techniques. The outline of this training is specified under “Training Standards” and “Examination” in the site menu.
The minimum requirements for the level one certificate are 50 hours of direct, formal contact solution-focused training through an IASTI member institute (including Initiate level training hours) and completion of 100 hours of personal and professional practice training activities*.
Supervision of the trainee may also be included in the total of 150 hours of training activities at each level.
Level 2: Advanced Solution-Focused Practitioner
For the second level certificate, the member Institute adds a specialization to the certificate. The specialization will vary according to the national, legal and cultural needs and depend of the specific special competences among the trainers of each member Institute and the competence and achievements of their trainees. The list below reflects the major fields of specialization that IASTI currently recognizes.
Levels of specialization
It would be possible for a trainee to be certified in more than one field
The institutes may specify subcategories under each field when appropriate, for example:
– Family and children
– Substance abuse
– Leadership and management
– Other not specified above
In addition to the requirements for the first level IASTi certification, trainees must complete an additional minimum of 50 hours formal Solution-Focused training through an IASTI member Institute training activities* and 100 personal professional hours of training activities.
Level 3: Master Solution-Focused Practitioner
At the Third Level of certificate the trainee can chose to focus on the same field(s) of specialization as the level two training and/or enhance the solution-focused competence by studying and practice in complementary fields of solution-focused practices.
In addition to the First and Second Level certification, trainees must complete an additional 50 hours of formal solution-focused training through an IASTI recognized Institute and complete 100 hours Solution-Focused personal professional practice training activities as specified below.
*Personal professional hours of training activities are activities that the trainee will be able to exercise in part during their normal working hours. For further information see Training.