IBCCES: Shaping a World Where FUN is for EVERYONE

At the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), we’re dedicated to transforming the travel and leisure industry into a realm where inclusivity isn’t just a goal—it’s a reality. Our vision is a world where fun, exploration, and adventure are accessible to all, including autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals.


Empowering Organizations, Enriching Experiences

Through our Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) program, we’re leading the charge in educating and equipping organizations worldwide. We offer comprehensive training, certification, and onsite reviews, ensuring that our partners go beyond just autism-friendly, to be truly autism inclusive.

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With IBCCES, travel and recreation entities gain more than a certification; they join a global movement. Our certification equips your staff with the knowledge and confidence to provide exceptional experiences to all guests, particularly those with autism or sensory sensitivities. By embracing our standards, your organization can significantly enhance the guest experience, making every adventure enjoyable and accessible for everyone.

Join Us in Shaping an Inclusive Future

Partner with IBCCES today and be a part of this transformative journey. Together, we can create a world where every individual, regardless of their sensory needs, can experience the joy of travel and recreation. Let’s make inclusivity the standard, not the exception.

What Partners Are Saying About Our Programs

The impact of accessibility programs on the attractions industry

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Benefits of Certification

Stand out from your competitors

Position-specific, customized online training for staff

Increase market share and drive revenue

Gain knowledge & confidence in guest-facing scenarios

ROI of Program

Partner Results Reported

Millions of web hits

Triple-digitincrease in out-of-market guests

54% increase in group bookings

200K grantfor additional programs

Huge boost in guestsatisfaction

Won award for best social initiative

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All Certified Autism Centers™ meet the following requirements:

Dedicated to serving autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals

At least 80% of guest-facing staff trained and certified in autism

Committed to ongoing training and accessibility (renewal requirement every 2 years)

An onsite review by IBCCES experts includes a comprehensive report with suggested changes or modifications & sensory guides for activities. (requirement dependent on size of the organization)


  • Position specific online training for staff – there is no one-size fits all
  • 2-year certification
  • Onsite review of facilities by an expert that includes a comprehensive report with suggested changes or modifications to better serve individuals on the spectrum and other challenges and sensory guides for activities


  • Listing on International Online Registry of Certified Autism Centers™
  • Press release from IBCCES announcing CAC
  • Framed certification for display
  • Customized identification adhesives to showcase CAC status on staff badges/nametags
  • Validated CAC Badge for website and social media
  • Featured on AutismTravel.com, accessible to millions of parents, individuals and families worldwide

Your team will complete our online training and certification process. And 80% of guest-facing staff must complete the program to earn Certified Autism Center™ designation.

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*Your organization may undergo an onsite review by IBCCES experts includes a comprehensive report with suggested changes or modifications to better serve individuals on the spectrum, as well as sensory guides for activities (depends on the size of the organization).

Autism Travel Text Only LogoOnce you become a Certified Autism Center™, you will be featured as a certified organization on AutismTravel.com, which was developed by IBCCES as a credible resource to help autistic individuals and their families and friends connect with trained and certified destinations, attractions, and related options.


Accessibility App logoEach Certified Autism Center™ will be highlighted on the Accessibility App – a mobile app connecting people of all abilities to accessible and inclusive options. This app will help individuals and families better plan trips and everyday experiences within their community.

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