NDL Fee Structure

NDL Specialized Certification Enrollment

All learners interested in pursuing NDL Specialized Certification pay a one-time Enrollment Fee of US$100 on the Portland Institute website and enter their profile of relevant professional background information.  The Institute will then open a personalized Progress Tracker to monitor their progress toward completion of certification requirements.

NDL Onsite Components


The cost of onsite components is established with PI's various partner organizations around the world, and varies somewhat in pricing depending on local economic conditions, costs of facilities etc.  However, for the coverage of all the required onsite components, which may be delivered over two to three blocks of multi-day workshops, the fees commonly range between US$1,250 and $1,700.  All workshop series comply with the minimum 31 hours of onsite training established by PI, with some settings providing more than this amount based on the specific curriculum offered.



Onsite learning opportunities in each major world region (e.g. North America, South America, Europe and Asia) are announced on the Portland Institute website and are continually being updated as new training programs and partner organizations are added.

NDL Online Components


Fees for online components are directly payable on the Portland Institute website and are uniform across world regions:

  1. NDL Mentoring: US$495

  2. Orientation to Non-Death Losses (readings course): US$345

  3. NDL Session Evaluation: US$345


Online components are open to all learners throughout the world.

The total cost for the Specialized Certification Program

in Grief Therapy for Non-Death Losses

therefore ranges between $2,500 and $3,000 USD -

well below the cost of many certification programs

in the health and mental health professions.

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