Improve academic performance, reduce behavioral issues, and ensure all students in your classroom can flourish with Starr’s trauma certification for teachers.

10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed Resilient School, the low-cost trauma certification for teachers, empowers educators with detailed information and concrete actions that answer not just the “why” but also the “how” to create the best classroom and school supports for students and the school professionals who serve them.

We’re finally doing the right thing for kids.

We had very few tools—suspension, code of conduct, send them out. We felt we were not meeting their needs and there was danger inside the school… [We’re] now sitting here with the highest test scores since the MSTEP started, and the highest enrollment in 13 years.
Terry Dangerfield
Superintendent, Lincoln Park Public Schools

The knowledge I gained through 10 Steps helped me more than I realized.

I’m convinced now more than ever that the information I gained from 10 Steps was priceless, because it gave me the knowledge and the “words” needed to give a family hope!
Elementary School Counselor
Canton City Schools

Achieving a Starr’s trauma certification for teachers endorses your fundamental understanding of the impact life experiences, toxic stress, and trauma have on the social, emotional, and physical development of youth and the communities they call home, and the role resilience plays in creating positive, future health outcomes. With over 3,000 schools and agencies across North America and thousands of professionals around the world having been trained in Starr’s innovative approach to healing trauma and building resilience, the impact each individual and organization is having is changing the trajectory of countless lives.


Choose the best value to fit your classroom

Foundations

  • 10 Steps eCourse
  • 10 Steps book
  • 10 Steps Activities
  • Circle of Courage Staff Self-Assessment
  • One Minute Resilience-Building Activities
  • Behavior Support Plan
  • Education Specialist (CTRS) StarrPASS Plan
  • Violence in Schools: What Matters Most

Gold

  • 10 Steps eCourse
  • 10 Steps book
  • 10 Steps Activities
  • Circle of Courage Staff Self-Assessment
  • One Minute Resilience-Building Activities
  • Behavior Support Plan
  • Education Specialist (CTRS) StarrPASS Plan
  • Violence in Schools: What Matters Most

Platinum

  • 10 Steps eCourse
  • 10 Steps book
  • 10 Steps Activities
  • Circle of Courage Staff Self-Assessment
  • One Minute Resilience-Building Activities
  • Behavior Support Plan
  • Education Specialist (CTRS) StarrPASS Plan
  • Violence in Schools: What Matters Most

Certified Trauma and Resilience Specialist FAQs

Starr Certified Trauma & Resilience Specialists (CTRS) have a fundamental understanding of the impact toxic stress, life experiences, and trauma have on learning; the social, emotional, and physical development of students; and the role resilience plays in creating positive, future health outcomes. With a specialization in educational settings, each Specialist understands the importance their own curiosity of a child’s life experiences plays in diagnosing behavior, developing trusting relationships, and creating a strong learning environment for all children to thrive.

Educators across North America pursue trauma-informed certification in order to:

  • To continue your pursuit of learning new tools and skills to heal trauma/toxic stress from life experiences and build resilience within your educational setting.
  • To gain access to a large network of CTRSs within your field,  allowing you to share experiences, exchange best practices, and continue to expand your skillset.
  • To achieve a new, professional credential to showcase on professional materials/platforms to differentiate yourself, complete with a certification badge to distinguish your commitment to building resilience in the students and therefore families and communities you serve.

Professionals must successfully complete Starr’s 10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed Resilient School eCourse and pass the final exam with a score of 75% or better. Upon completion, your certification credentials will be available on the course page. Your badge will be emailed to you, and it is yours to display forever!

Upon completion of 10 Steps and passing your exam, you’re certified forever—display your badge far and wide!

Keep your access to 10 Steps after your 365 day purchase window through StarPASS! StarrPASS is a streaming platform that is designed to provide ongoing learning experiences that reinforce and expand upon the trauma-informed, resilience-focused foundation you have set through the completion of 10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed Resilient School and certification. 

Annual passes are $49 per individual and can be purchased directly through our store. Starr recommends purchasing your StarrPASS prior to 365 days Certified Specialists may purchase StarPASS on an annual basis, which includes access to the 10 Steps course, additional elective courses, bonus videos, past conference content, a minimum of 2 webinars annually, and more!

Your CTRP-E status remains a powerful acknowledgment of your hard work to transform classroom culture, and you will remain in good standing through the remainder of your certification window. Moving forward, Starr’s practitioner-level certifications will be replaced with our new specialist track (as described above). You may certainly take advantage of the savings within the specialist track through 10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed Resilient School eCourse packages. If you choose to wait until the end of your practitioner certification window, you will now only be required to sign up for StarrPASS (Starr’s on-demand trauma-informed library of videos) to maintain access to the CTRS-E resource page.