We will discuss the 8 components we see as essential to becoming a psychedelic therapist and outline the areas of education, training, and experience as well as ongoing support we see as a part of this journey. What does it take beyond meeting certification requirements to be a successful, effective, and ethical psychedelic therapist? What are some of the challenges of on-line, in person, and retreat training formats? What are the often unforeseen risks and challenges of this profession? What are the considerations for increasing cultural diversity and cultural sensitivity? How can ethical and comprehensive training of the next generation of psychedelic therapists prevent boundary violations, burnout, vicarious traumatization, and therapy impasses?