Trauma-Informed Care Certificate Admissions

Admission Requirements
for the Postgraduate Certificate in Trauma-Informed Care

The postgraduate certificate program is available to graduate students and postgraduate professionals from the following qualifying professions:

You are invited to apply if you’re a graduate student or postgraduate professional from these qualifying professions who is committed to promoting the care of individuals and communities in the midst of unmitigated stress and trauma.

Applicants seeking admission must either be enrolled in or have completed a qualifying graduate degree with a graduate GPA of 3.0 or above. Graduate students accepted into the program will not have the postgraduate certificate conferred until after they have completed the qualifying graduate degree.

If you’re a graduate student currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Counseling at George Fox University, contact the Trauma Response Institute directly at for certificate program application instructions.

Application Deadlines*

Feb. 1
to start in summer
May 1
to start in fall
Oct. 1
to start in spring

*Applications may be accepted beyond deadlines on a space-available basis. Contact your admissions counselor for more information.

How to Apply

  1. Apply Online

    Create an account with a username and password and complete the Graduate School of Counseling online application. It's free to apply.

  2. Request Official Electronic Transcripts

    Request an official transcript from the regionally accredited college or university where you completed or are completing your graduate degree. Electronic transcripts are preferred for speed and accuracy. They must be sent directly from the institution to If an electronic option is not available, unopened official transcripts can be sent via mail to:

    Office of Admissions
    George Fox University
    414 N Meridian Street #6089
    Newberg, OR 97132

  3. Submit Two References

    Submit two professional references. These will be included in the online application system.

  4. International Students

    Additional requirements for International students are online on the International Graduate Admissions page.

Once Your Application is Complete

Applications for the upcoming semester will be reviewed until the application deadline passes for that semester. The Trauma Response Institute typically reviews complete applications within two to three weeks of submission and completion.

After Acceptance

If you are admitted to the Trauma Response Institute (TRI) post-graduate program you will be connected to the TRI office for advising and class registration information. The TRI office will help you set up an academic advising appointment with Dr. Anna Berardi to begin exploring your field experience and research interests.


Kelly Peterson

Kelly Peterson

Admissions Counselor, Graduate Counseling Programs