Divorcing Clients Need Special Care.

Be the professional they are looking for.

Add value, credibility, and stand out in your industry with the Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS) program–a comprehensive training for professionals in various industries who wish to provide better services for their divorcing clients.

The Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS) Training is for professionals in the Legal, Financial, Mental Health, and Real Estate Fields who provide services for divorcing clients.

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Certified Divorce Specialist Training for Mental Health Professionals

Step up & Stand Out.

Professionals in the legal, financial, mental health, and real estate fields  all benefit greatly from The Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS) Training.

CDS® are equipped with valuable divorce-specific information and a customized communications skillset to work with and collaborate on low and high conflict divorce cases. This unique program will provide you the tools to overcome common obstacles most professionals experience with divorcing clients and ultimately improve the experience for all parties involved. 

Divorce Professionals Are In High Demand. Don’t Get Lost In The Crowd.

About the Program

This Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS) program is a highly involved and participatory 16-hour course. It consists of a specialized communication skills training with a focus on integrating those skills in a client-session environment. It also highlights specific legal, financial, mental health, and real estate information that are integral to the divorce process. The CDS curriculum is filled with experiential learning, including a comprehensive manual, several exercises, and time to practice your new skills. You are sure to come out of the training enlightened and empowered.


Essential communication skills you need to understand and work with divorcing clients to build and maintain a productive client relationship. Helping you break through resistance and gain more cooperation.

Language & Culture

How to understand the unique language and culture of the divorce process and the specific needs and wants your clients may have. From terminology to traditions, we cover a wide range of important topics all divorce professionals should know.


The holistic fundamental elements of the divorce process through its various stages, including the instrumental professionals and industries. Know whom, how and when to bring into the case to help support you and your client.

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness, we wanted to do something special to help battle this horrible disease that affects so many lives. Until the end of the year, not only are we offering a $200 discount for all Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS™) Trainings, we will also make an additional $100 donation on the registrant’s behalf to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Awareness Event. This is an annual event held by the American Cancer Society.

So, if you are a Legal, Financial, Mental Health, or Residential Professional who is interested in becoming a Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS™), now is the time to do it! You will receive the largest discount we have ever offered, while also doing an amazing deed by donating to such an important cause.

To register use code: CDSMAKINGSTRIDES

Why Become a CDS®

Not having the right information or proper tools for divorcing clients will usually lead to unhappy clients, with even unhappier results.

The process is already challenging enough, the last thing you want is to complicate it for you, your client and their families. Our research and first hand experience has led us to understand the main challenges professionals have when providing services to divorcing clients and that is exactly why we developed this exclusive training.

Be Prepared.
Be Productive.
Be Prosperous.

CE/CLE Approved Credits

What CDS® Graduates Are Saying...

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I am already applying my newly-learned skills and seeing an amazing difference in the effectiveness of my client communications. This training is a MUST for everyone who works professionally with clients going through a divorce.

Debra Whitson

Family Law Attorney & Mediator

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“This course honored the emotional aspect of our profession – giving me the tools to recognize and deal with a variety of clients, which will not only help me, but the client to leave the process feeling good about his/her experience with me! “

Suzane Woollums

Family Law Attorney

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One of the most rewarding areas of the training was the session on information gathering and precision questioning…I highly recommend the CDS to anyone who wants to bring their practice with divorcing clients to the next level

Aviva Pinto, CDFA

Wealth Manager

“I never expected to gain such an awareness of how other professions work with divorcing families. The theories and techniques I learned will no doubt give me a new lens in which to work with my clients.”

Sammi Siegel, PhD, LMHC


Rebecca Cleckler
The combination of anatomy, biology, psychiatry, and finance sums up my education – each of these were touched on in this training! I found the overall training exemplary and feel more confident in my ability to effectively communicate with divorcing clients!

Rebecca Cleckler

Mortgage Loan Officer

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I have been in the Real Estate and Mortgage Industries for over 30 years and completed endless trainings and continuing education courses. This was by far the most informative, engaging, and enjoyable course I have ever attended.

Jennifer Storre

Senior Loan Officer

Be the professional they are looking for.