Online Certified TRE Provider Training

From 2023 TRE College will focus on new model of TRE Certification Training. There will be fixed deadlines and in-person modules only; full details of the next London training here: TRE London

In Nov 2022, TRE for All, Inc brought in some new guidelines around the Global Certification Training Program. They are requiring much tighter deadlines to complete the Certification Training Program. The TRE College Online Certified TRE Provider Training developed in lockdown will be paused from Spring 2023. Below are the remaining online modules to help existing students complete their certification programs. 

Module 1 (2 days), Personal TRE® Process  - discontinued

Module 2 (2 days), Teaching TRE® to Individuals   13-14 Apr 2023 Online 

Module 3 (2 days), Teaching TRE® to Groups  15-16 Apr 2023 Online  or  28-29 Aug 2023 Online 

During lockdown on 18 May 2020 guidelines from TRE for All, Inc were published to support online training in TRE. All modules can be taught online or in-person. All parts of the TRE Certification Process can be done online or in-person. The online curriculum is the same as for in-person courses. The supervision requirements also remain the same. There is a minimum of 13 hours supervision that are essential to the process of training as a Certified TRE Provider.

Cool Timeline

Personal TRE® Process
Online or In-Person, 2 Days
Module 1

Learn how to safely start and stop natural tremors. Core principles of grounding, self regulation and avoiding freezing, flooding and dissociation will be taught.

Between Module 1 and Module 2:

  • Minimum 20 hours of journaling of own TRE Process
  • Minimum 2 personal TRE tremoring sessions facilitated by your Mentor
  • Read required literature and write short report – What is the physiology of trauma? 250-500 words
  • Complete Pre M2 Agreement with your Mentor and agree whether now is right time to attend Module 2
  • Recommended gap between M1 and M2 is 2 to 4 months 


Teaching TRE® to Individuals
Online or In-Person, 2 Days
Module 2

Learn how to safely teach the TRE to individuals. Deepen your understanding and application of polyvagal theory. Learn how to create safety for people to meet their bodies.

Between Module 2 and Module 3:

  • Complete second 20 hours of journaling of personal TRE process (40 hours in total) and all complete personal process supervision
  • Start teaching TRE to individuals in single sessions and then multiple session case studies. Record sessions and receive supervision on your teaching (min 2 supervisions on teaching by Module 3)
  • Pre M3 Tremors? write up: Why are tremors useful? 250-500 words
  • Pre M3 Reading write up: Summarise insights from essential reading. 250-500 words
  • Complete Pre M3 Agreement with your Mentor and agree whether now is the right time to attend Module 3
  • Recommended gap between M2 and M3 is 3 to 5 months
Teaching TRE® to Groups
Online or In-Person, 2 Days
Module 3

Learn how to facilitate the tremor process in small groups. Develop skills to explain TRE and ground and regulate diverse groups. Learn how to make group interventions to contain and support safety.

Between Module 3 and Final Certification session:

  • Complete required teaching, write ups and supervision of individual case studies
  • Complete required teaching, write ups and supervision of groups
  • Summarise TRE theory as covered in the required reading and videos. 250-500 words.
Supervision with your TRE Mentor
Online or In-Person, Min 12 Sessions

Supervision is an essential component of the training. Minimum requirements are 4 sessions on your personal process, 4 on teaching individuals and 4 on teaching groups. More supervision may be required by your Mentor, depending on your skills and background.

Useful, voluntary, tools for support in addition to mandatory supervision:

  • Peer support sessions; practice teaching TRE with co-trainees
  • Online supervision groups facilitated by TRE Mentors
  • Online TRE College Courses to deepen your theoretical knowledge
  • Assisting TRE Mentors with groups and workshops
Ongoing and Final Certification
Online or In-Person, Min 1 Session

There are ongoing assessments of your skills with your Mentor. Assessments are write ups you submit to your Mentor inc journal summaries, short essays, session write ups and case histories. Pre M2 and Pre M3 you agree whether now is the right time to continue training or to focus more on your personal process. Graduation depends on a successful Final Certification session.

Final Certification

  • When all written and practical elements are complete and agreed with your Mentor there is a Final Certification session with your Primary Certification Trainer
  • Minimum time to complete is 10 months
  • Maximum time to complete is 24 months

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Summary of Online Certification Requirements (from Nov 2022)

  • Attend Three 2 Day Workshops: Trainee must attend three TRE training workshops, online or in-person: Module 1 (Personal TRE Process, 2 days), Module 2 (Teaching TRE to Individuals, 2 days) and Module 3 (Teaching TRE to Groups, 2 days). TRE for All, Inc requires regular TRE practice and supervision before attending Module 2 (there are also pre-requisites before Module 3).
  • Complete the all Supervision and Assessments: After Module 1 you will be required to form a relationship with a TRE Mentor and make a learning plan for supervision. Two supervision sessions on teaching need to be with a Secondary Certification Trainer (N.B. new requirement from TRE for All, Inc Nov 2022). Supervision sessions and assessments are outlined below, extra sessions may be recommended by your TRE Mentor:
  • 4 Personal 1 to 1 TRE Sessions: Learning about your own response to doing TRE in 1 to 1 sessions. The trainee needs to participate in a minimum of 4 personal sessions with a TRE Mentor.
  • 4 Supervision Sessions on Teaching Individuals: Learning how to teach TRE to individualsBefore the final certification you will need to teach and record (usually video) working with at least 6 different clients. You will teach 4 new individual clients in single sessions. You will teach 2 individual clients over 3 sessions as case histories.
  • 4 Supervision Sessions on Teaching Groups: Learning how to teach TRE to small groups. After Module 3 you will be supervised through the process of teaching TRE to small groups of between 3 to 8 people. You need to teach and record a minimum of 4 groups and get supervision on each group.
  • 40 Hours of Journaling TRE Practice: Trainee needs to be doing their personal TRE with journaling. On completing the journal there may be requests for further journaling from your supervisor due to individual needs.
  • Read, Watch and Write: The trainee needs to read the required literature and watch DVDs. Assessments are written work submitted to your TRE Mentor. As well as the journaling, there are written assessments on your understanding of elements of TRE theory. You will need to write up your personal TRE sessions and reflections on teaching individuals, case studies and teaching groups.
  • Final Certification Session: The trainee must complete a final certification session the Primary Certification Trainer (Steve Haines for TRE College).

Summary of Online Certification Timings and Process Nov 2022

  • Timings: The certification process is recommended to take between 12-15 months. TRE events attended prior to Module 1 do not contribute to the certification process.  TRE for All, Inc requires 10 months minimum and 24 months maximum time to complete. If not complete in 24 months then the entire program needs to be retaken. Module 2 is recommended 2-4 months post Module 1, Module 3 is recommended 3-5 months post Module 2.
  • TRE Mentor: Your relationship with your TRE Mentor is key. After Module 1 we recommend booking at least monthly supervision sessions and agreeing a learning plan with your TRE Mentor. The goal of the TRE training is that every TRE Certified Provider will be able to lead people safely through the TRE process. The completion of the above minimum requirements does not guarantee you will be certified as a Certified TRE Provider. Two supervision sessions on teaching need to be with a Secondary Certification Trainer. The learning process is self directed and needs organisation and motivation on the part of the TRE Trainee. 
  • Learning Plan: Prior to Module 2 and Module 3 we will ask you to review your learning plan with your TRE Mentor. If you have not completed the Pre Module 2 or Pre Module 3 minimum requirements we are likely to recommend you join a later Module. The personal process work and learning of teaching skills are a significant commitment. Supervision needs to be fully engaged with before moving on to teaching to individuals and groups.
  • Extra Supervision: Supervision is an ongoing negotiation depending on your existing skills, your study progress and time taken to complete each stage. It is not unusual for more supervision sessions that the minimum outlined to be required as part of your learning plan. For people without an existing qualification as a therapist, teacher or trainer extra supervision will be required. If the gap between Modules is greater than recommended, or the total completion time is longer than 18 months, extra supervision will be required and/or Modules will need to be retaken. Typically we suggest groups of 4 extra supervisions sessions.

Table of Online Certification Expected Costs

The certification process is recommended between 12-15 months to train and costs about £2000-£2500. The main costs are 3 two day modules (approx £750 in total), minimum of 13 one-to-one supervision session (variable prices depending on video watching and Mentor fees, approx £1200 in total) plus books and registration fees. Note the possible need for extra supervision (typically groups of 4 sessions are required approx £300-350 in total).

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