The number of supervised hours depends on the desired type of certification.
The STANDARD certification requires 20 supervised hours and presenting a minimum of two cases, one of which shall be videorecorded. One fully videorecorded session shall be presented for scoring, accompanied by a case conceptualization, and shall be the requirement to obtain the certification.
Persons with a STANDARD level certification can become schema therapists, but may not be trainers and supervisors on this therapeutic path.
The ADVANCED certification requires 40 supervised hours and presenting a minimum of 4 cases, two of which shall be videorecorded. Scoring shall require presenting 2 video recordings that comprise full sessions, with two different clients, and display different personality disorders and coping modes.
Those who receive certification as advanced schema therapists shall be eligible to apply, after a minimum 3-year period and going through a series of mandatory webinars, for the status of schema therapy supervisor and trainer.