The Green Cross Academy of Traumatology membership is comprised of individuals who hold one or more certifications sanctioned by the Academy's Commission on Certification and Accreditation. Benfits of membership include access to the on-line journal Traumatology, access to the Traumatologist Forum, our E-Newsletter, and the opportunity to volunteer for deployment with the Green Cross Assistance Program in the event that we are mobilized after a disaster.Membership in the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology is available only to those individuals who hold at least one of the certifications sanctioned by the Commission on Certification and Accreditation (COCA). The certifications currently sanctioned by COCA are Compassion Fatigue Educator, Field Traumatologist, Compassion Fatigue Therapist and Certified Traumatologist.
Certification may be achieved in one of two ways; through equivalency or by training through accreditied training sites.
To apply for certification via accredited site training, submit your application along with the course completion certificate earned through the accredited site, any additional documentation required in the certification standards, and a check in the amount of $25.00 payable to Green Cross Academy of Traumatology for each certification being applied for within 30 days of course completion. If applying more than 30 days after completion of training, include a check in the amount of $95.00 for the first certification applied for and $25.00 for each additional certification.
To apply for certification via equivalency, submit a completed equivalency application along with documentation supporting compliance with the certification standards and a check payable to Green Cross Academy of Traumatology for the processing and review fees for each certification being applied for. Processing and review fees vary by certification.