Welcome to the Lifelong Learning Certification Program

The Program Has a 3-Step Process

  1. Applications review process – applicants review the qualifications below and click the application review button to pay the ($20.00) needed to submit their application for review

  2. If application is approved, applicant is required to pay ($100.00 Enrollment Fee) onboarding process and consists of orientation and student agreement

  3. Applicants pay Required Tuition for the course, complete assignments, quizzes and practicum

    Note: some courses require students to purchase their books to complete the course


Requirements for Certification

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Currently a US Citizen
  • Include a personal Resume that includes current or past employment/volunteer history
  • 4 Documented Personal References with emails and contact numbers
  • Copies of any Certificates or College Degrees
  • Titles, Dates, and Number of Hours for each related class you taught

THE ROLE, MEANING, AND PURPOSE OF EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES TRAINING

WHAT IS EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES (EBP)

EBP refers to using the best available evidence for decision-making and providing efficient and effective care. Evidence-based practice is a conscientious, problem-solving approach to clinical or faith-based practice that incorporates the best evidence from well-designed studies, patient/client values and preferences, and a Practitioner's expertise in making decisions about a patient's care. It is a method by which Practitioners across the healthcare and faith-based professions review and assess the most current, highest-quality research to inform their delivery of care. Although there is no precise standard for what constitutes evidence-based practice in specialty training, the approach consists of three main components and five basic steps.

1

Best External Evidence

Evaluate and implement the most current, clinically or faith-based soul-care centered relevant, and scientifically sound research.

2

Individual Clinical or Faith-Based/Spiritual Expertise

Draw on your personal experience of what has worked and not worked in your clinical or faith-based/spiritual practice.

3

Client/Patient Values and Expectations

Consider and value the preferences of your individual client/patients. Levels of evidence in both healthcare and/or faith-based/spiritual expertise research can be grouped into four categories according to how credible the information is. These four categories, ranging from the most credible to the least includes.

  • Randomized controlled trials
  • Evidence from cohort, case-control, or observational studies
  • Expert opinions that are supported by experience, studies, or reports.
  • Personal experience (clinical or faith-based/spiritual expertise

LLU uses various parts of a series of Evidence-Based Practices Study Manuals or KITs created by the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health, and Human Services.

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Benefits Of Offering Evidence-Based Studies

Evidence-based practices have proven to lead to better service to patients/clients, equip specialty services providers, and institutional educational outcomes. Build more quality care teams and implement impactful study modules that are state-wide acceptable for most workplace required credentials, possible college prerequisite studies credits approval and clergy best practices.

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