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Program Overview

The Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS) program is a highly involved participatory training that is divided into two sections.

Specialized communication skills training, with the focus on integrating those skills in a client environment.

Information regarding the Legal, Financial, Mental Health, and Real Estate fields essential to the divorce process.

Upon the completion of the course, you must pass a CDS online assessment with a 75% or higher score in order to receive the CDS designation. There is a $95 annual reinstatement fee, and you are required to submit 10 hours of divorce specific continuing education every two years to maintain your CDS designation. National Association of Divorce Professional (NADP) meetings are approved for CDS continuing education credits


Communication Skills

One of the most challenging aspects of serving divorcing clients is having to communicate and build a professional/client relationship with individuals who are at the beginning or midst of an extremely painful process, both emotionally and financially. Most are experiencing a plethora of unhealthy and unproductive negative emotions that will ultimately guide their behaviors and choices. In order to help them navigate this turbulent process in an efficient manner, you must be able to communicate in a way that your client has clarity, comfort, and confidence. Part 1 of the CDS training strictly focuses on learning valuable tools to successfully manage your divorcing client both practically and emotionally.

Part I Topics


Fundamental Elements

Aside from the legal steps necessary to end a marriage, the process involves changes in other areas including finance, real estate and mental health. Although you might have knowledge in these areas, if you are providing a service to a divorcing individual, couple, or family, it is imperative for you to familiarize yourself with ALL that your client will need help with.

Many areas require either collaboration or a basic understanding in order to properly help your clients make the right decisions. One simple choice or step can affect the entire process either negatively or positively. To better serve your clients, this section of the CDS training focuses on the fundamental aspects of the divorce process that directly affect those going through it.

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Part II Topics

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On Demand Pricing

General Pricing

$1195 CAD

     NADP Member Pricing

  $1095 CAD


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Upcoming In-Person Training

Clearwater, FL | Feb. 9 – 10


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