International Credentialing


The goal of the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) is to ensure that highly qualified and trained professionals are able to assist special needs individuals to the best of their ability throughout the world. IBCCES has established industry-leading standards governing individuals working in the field of autism and cognitive disorders. Certified Autism Specialists and Board Certified Cognitive Specialists can be found throughout the world in 70 countries.

The IBCCES credentials demonstrate that an individual has experience working with individuals with autism and cognitive disorders, participates in continuing education in their respective field to stay-up-to-date with the latest knowledge and research, and passes an Autism Competency exam. The scope of practice is defined the professional license and the regulations in specific countries.

Currently, the exam is only offered in English. The full application process is completed online, making it possible for cognitive specialists and autism experts all over the globe to become certified. Payment is accepted in US dollars and international payment via credit card ensures an automatic currency exchange.

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* International Applicants will receive a digital copy of the certificate and wallet card. Physical copies will be sent upon request and assessed a $25 shipping and handling fee.