DIVORCING CLIENTS NEED SPECIAL CARE.
Be the professional they are looking for.
Become a certified divorce specialist (CDS™)
Get Certified. Gain Credibilty. Grow Your Business.
In a world of consolidation, commoditization, fierce competition, and very little differentiation, there is only...
Step up & stand out.
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. CDS™ graduates 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 divorce training 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 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.
The CDS™ encompasses three main areas of divorce...
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 divorce training program
CE/CLE APPROVED CREDITS
Florida Bar Certificate of Accreditation for Continuing Legal Education
CLE Credit: General (18.5) Mental Illness (2.5) Professionalism (1.5)
Certification Credits: Marital and Family Law 18.5
CLE Reciprocity May be available in your state
CFP (Certified Financial Planner) CE Credits: 15.0
CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) CE Credits: 16.0
WHAT CDS™ GRADUATES ARE SAYING...
Liz Becker is President & Co-founder of the National Association of Divorce Professionals and Senior Trainer of the CDS™ Program. Liz is also a Licensed NLP Master Practitioner, Communications Skills Coach & Trainer, and has more than a decade experience in working with both divorcing clients and the professionals who serve them. Having worked in the divorce industry for many years, she has a keen sense in detecting specific issues that create obstacles for all parties involved in the process. Whether she was conducting NLP Certification Trainings, Co-parenting workshops, or speaking at conferences, Liz has always found great reward in educating people how to communicate more effectively and achieve positive change both personally and professionally.
Assistant Trainers will include Legal, Financial & Real Estate Professionals. Meet our trainers.
When it comes to your practice, there is no better investment than in yourself.
Upon completion of the 16-hour Certifed Divorce Specialist course, you must pass the online CDS™ program assessment with a grade of 75% or higher to receive the CDS™ designation. After completing the training and passing the assessment, in order to maintain your designation you must pay a $95 reinstatement fee annually and are required to submit 10 hours of divorce-specific continuing education every two years.
CDS™ ONLINE TRAINING
To accommodate the needs of our students, we have scheduled the CDS™ Training to be held as an Online program. The 16-hour program is now available as a hybrid training broken into two sections. Part I- Communication skills, is taught live online for 2 days with Senior Trainer Liz Becker. Although this program is remote, it is still an experiential training with participant involvement and several exercises throughout. Part II -Fundamental Elements, is available as an online on-demand training including 5-hours of pre-recorded expert presentations focusing on the fundamental legal, financial, mental health and residential aspects of the divorce process.
CDS™ CORPORATE TRAINING
In a highly competitive market, professionals from various industries including legal, financial, real estate, health and wellness, are choosing to specialize in the divorce arena. As a result, companies from across the country understand the need to educate their staff so they are better equipped to attract and effectively serve divorcing clients. CDS™ Certified Trainers are available to facilitate private corporate trainings of all sizes.
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CONNECT. COMMUNICATE. COLLABORATE
The National Association of Divorce Professionals unites all legal, financial, mental health and real estate professionals who touch on the divorce process. Through a business-2-business platform, NADP members, locally and nationally, come together in a powerful way to get connected, get educated and get noticed.
The NADP’s mission is to make a positive impact on the divorce process through a community of high-achieving professionals, including CDS™ graduates. NADP meetings are approved for CDS™ CE credits.