Steps and Costs* for Becoming a STAR Practitioner or Certified Trainer
- Special pricing is available for Levels I and II when purchased as a package.
STAR Level I
This 4.5 day training is the foundation of STAR and introduces the theory, processes and basic tools for addressing trauma, breaking cycles of violence and building resilience. Admission is open: minimum age 20 years. Seminar fee: $749.* Click here for more information on Level I and special package pricing.
STAR Level II (with or without opt-in for STAR practitioner status)
This 4.5 day training deepens knowledge of STAR frameworks and processes, strengthens the ability to present the concepts and lead the activities, and equip one to integrate and adapt STAR to a particular population. Level II qualifies one to simultaneously apply for admission into the STAR practitioner process. Prerequisite: STAR Level I. Admission criteria: recommendation of the STAR Level I trainers. Price: $899.00.* Click here for more information on Level II and special package pricing.
Level II Practitioner Option
Practitioner candidates may apply at the same time application is made for Level I, or at a later date. Some of the practitioner requirements can be met during the training. STAR alumni who completed a second level of STAR at EMU (by whatever name!) between 2006 and August 2012 may apply under the grandfathering provision. Price: $249. Includes processing and exam fee, annual fee for the first year ($100), Village STAR PowerPoint’s with talking points, copies of The Little Book of Trauma Healing and The Little Book of Restorative Justice, a yearly webinar, and other support and benefits from STAR-EMU. Click here for admission criteria and requirements.
Certified STAR Trainer
Those interested in applying to the certified training program may do so one year after attaining practitioner status. Candidates work closely with STAR staff learning all aspects of facilitating STAR, and take designated courses at the Summer Peacebuilding Institute to prepare them for STAR’s multidisciplinary content. Completion of requirements will likely take a minimum of one to two years.
A customized process can be designed for organizations making STAR a part of their program. Grandfathering will be decided on a case by case basis. All grandfathering candidates must pass the practitioner level exam. Price: Costs of course and supervised trainings will vary according to the candidate’s qualifications and background. Click here for admission criteria, requirements and support and benefits from STAR-EMU.