Certificate in Processwork

The Certificate in Processwork at the Process Work Institute is a 200 hour, self-guided, independent study opportunity that offers a mentored pathway to explore the concepts, skills and practices of process-oriented psychology for personal and professional growth.

The Certificate is a great choice for beginners but can also be a satisfying option for anyone looking for a focused and supported opportunity to go deeper with their explorations.

The Certificate Program can be designed to meet your learning goals, at a pace, in a style, and in a structure that suits your unique and individual needs and tastes. It allows participants to study anywhere in the world, in person or online.

More information about the Certificate program can be found in the program handbook.

The Certificate in Processwork

The Certificate Program provides students with a wide range of learning opportunities and encourages each student, in collaboration with a Mentor, to design a program tailored to his or her individual needs and interests. Standard requirements include participation in seminars, trainings, supervision and mentor sessions. In addition to these basic requirements, each student formulates a Learning Agreement (LA) which includes his or her individual needs and areas of interest. Upon completion of this program, a certificate of study is awarded, verifying that the graduate is a Process Work Associate, having studied the fundamentals of Process Work. Process Work Associates, if they wish, can apply to the Diploma Program, or another program of study in Process Work.

Admission to the Program

In order to be admitted to the Certificate of Study program, the applicant fills in an application form which describes their interest in studying, and reasons for joining the program.

  • Request a Certificate Application Form by emailing registrar@processwork.org

After submitting the application with a non-refundable fee of $75, the student will be interviewed by a member of the admissions committee, to discuss the suitability of the program for the student. If after the interview, both the student and admissions committee member agree on the direction of study, the student is admitted to the program.


The Certificate is an entry level certification that enables students to deepen their understanding of Processwork.  It does not on its own prepare people for practice in mental health, coaching, or organizational work. Students should have other qualifications such as advanced degrees to practice in their domain of expertise.

Students are cautioned that the Certificate is not recognized by any license granting agency as a basis for licensure or professional membership as a licensed mental health practitioner in Oregon.  Students are responsible to research their domain of expertise and practice in the state or country where they live and work.

PWI expects graduates of all our programs to work collaboratively with other professions and abide by relevant regional requirements.