Teletherapy program is the latest to be approved and help those on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis
The U.S Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) has approved multiple training and certification programs from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education standards (IBCCES) for reimbursement as part of the VA program to help transition veterans to the civilian workforce. These online training and certification programs focus on providing evidence-based training for professionals working with individuals with cognitive disorders and how to best provide educational and healthcare services.
The VA will reimburse 100% of the fees associated with these programs for anyone using their GI Bill benefits. The goal is to assist veterans and their dependents gain a competitive advantage and enhance their job prospects through training and professional certification. The need has never been greater for professionals with specialized training in working with individuals with cognitive disorders, such as autism, to ensure the millions of children and adults in the US with special needs can access the services they depend on.
“Certifications that highlight expertise and commitment to career growth set candidates apart in a job search. This is critical for military members transitioning to a career after service,” said Lida Citroën, personal branding specialist & principal of LIDA360, who works extensively with transitioning veterans.
The most recent certifications to be approved are the Board Certified Telepractice Specialist and Telepractice Facilitator Certificate from IBCCES, designed to assist professionals transitioning to teletherapy as the primary method of delivering services to those in their care. Providing services online has specific rules, best practices, and considerations and requires therapists and other providers to learn new skill sets to ensure optimal outcomes for their clients and patients.
“We are proud to be able to offer veterans the chance to learn new skills to assist in their transition into civilian life,” said Myron Pincomb, IBCCES Board Chairman.”
For more than 20 years, IBCCES has been the industry leader in autism training for licensed healthcare professionals and educators around the globe. IBCCES works in all 50 states and over 80 countries to provide certification and training programs in cognitive disorders such as autism, mental health, and neurodiversity to education, healthcare and corporate professionals. The IBCCES Board represents a wide range of experts in areas such as neurology, psychology, applied behavior analysis, and special education, as well as leading autism self-advocates.
All IBCCES certifications approved for GI Bill reimbursement:
- The Certified Autism Specialist (CAS)
- Autism Certificate (AC)
- Board Certified Cognitive Specialist (BCCS)
- Certified Cognitive Coach (CCC)
- Advanced Certified Autism Specialist (ACAS)
- Advanced Autism Certificate (AAC)
- Student Mental Health Specialist (SMHS)
- Student Mental Health Certificate (SMHC)
- Board Certified Telepractice Specialist (BCTS)
- Telepractice Facilitator Certificate (TFC)
Delivering The Global Standard For Training and Certification in The Field of Cognitive Disorders – IBCCES provides a series of certifications that empower professionals to be leaders in their field and improve the outcomes for the individuals they serve. These programs are the only training and certification programs endorsed by the largest grassroots autism organization in the world, The Autism Society of America, and recognized around the world as the leading benchmark for training and certification in the areas of autism and other cognitive disorders.