In today’s world of health, autism certificates are becoming a high demand. Autism Spectrum Disorder, is a health care and education topic that is garnering a lot of attention these days, and for good reason. The IBCCES Autism Certificate is earned by professionals who work with this rising population. The world is seeing a growing demand for autism professionals that are trained to care for those with Autism. We now know from experts such as Stephen Shore, that the brain functions differently yet has the ability to excel.
Applicants can now submit their university autism classes or autism conference hours they have attended. This is the most affordable option that will fit anyone’s budget. Successful applicants are issued a credential number that is valid for two years. International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) has two levels of autism certification that each requires 14 professional development hours in autism.
– Autism Certificate (AC) is a non-degree credential designed for paraprofessionals, classroom teachers and other support staff dedicated to understanding students with autism.
– Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) requires a master’s degree and two years experience working with an individual with autism.
Autism Certificate Standards Include:
1. Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
2. Continuing Education/Professional Development
3. Renewal Process for Re-Certification
“For us, these programs are opportunities to not only help the autism professionals career success, but to help them meet the needs of school compliance as well as demonstrate areas of specialty to those eligible to bill Medicaid” stated Lyndsey Herrman, CEO of IBCCES.
The Board of Directors
Ed Steinberg, Ph.D., Former Colorado State Director of Special Education
Bruce Wexler, M.D., Yale School of Medicine
Kevin Custer, Board of Directors, Autism Society of America
Myron Pincomb, Board of Directors, Florida Task Force Education
Lyndsey Herrman, State Licensing and CE Compliance
About IBCCES (International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards):
IBCCES, is the largest independent credentialing and continuing education organizations with a focus in special needs and human services. The IBCCES is the accrediting body for the Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) and the Autism Certificate (AC) programs. Our certification programs recognize professionals in the field of Autism who have met predetermined standards in their training, experience and performance. CAS and AC professionals live and work in the U.S. and more than 40 countries around the world.