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Certification in Thanatology (CT®)
“The CT isn’t easy to get; it’s a difficult test that requires a lot of studying. When our employees take the test and pass it, they know they’ve accomplished something significant.”
Kathie M. Green, MA, CT, clinical educator, Fort Myers, FL
Eligibility Criteria for Certification in Thanatology (CT®)
To apply to take the certification exam, applicants must have:
Educational Experience RequirementThe 60 documented contact hours may be earned through university courses (one three-credit semester course is equivalent to 45 contact hours) or workshops. Educational experiences from any accredited institution will be accepted if they are independently documented by letter or certificate. Courses or workshops by various organizations will also be accepted. ADEC offers workshops and courses as pre-conference activities at its annual conference. See the Continuing Education pages for listings of ADEC opportunities, as well as a listing of other programs that are pre-approved for credit towards the CT.
For more information or to prepare for the Certification Exam, read the Candidate Information Bulletin . For additional certification information, please review the FAQ section before contacting ADEC's Credentialing Administrator .
Certification in Thanatology Application Fees
ADEC Member Rate – $360
Please note: paying the certification fee or becoming certified by ADEC is not equivalent to becoming an ADEC member. ADEC members pay a reduced fee for certification, and nonmembers are encouraged to join the association to immediately take advantage of reduced certification fees.
The Certification in Thanatology denotes special education and training in the field. Obtaining and maintaining this certification makes no statement regarding the holder’s competency in practice, nor does it constitute licensure. It is ADEC’s policy to take action regarding any known misrepresentation of the CT by a certificant or by others.