IBCCES provides research-based, position-specific training and certification programs to help educators, program managers, and service providers better understand individuals with cognitive disorders, as well as earn specialized credentials and professional recognition. IBCCES programs also meet federal funding requirements for Title I, Title II, IDEA, and CARES stimulus funding.

IBCCES offers a number of online training and certification programs for educators and professionals who work in an education setting to provide best practices, up-to-date training, and professional recognition.

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Autism Certifications

The Certified Autism Specialist™(CAS) and Autism Certificate (AC) programs are for professionals who are responsible for providing services or support to individuals who have autism. These 14 CE training and certification programs focus on best practices in the following areas:

    • Autism Overview
    • Behavior
    • IEP and Program Development
    • Early Childhood Identification
    • Parent Communication
    • Comorbidities

CAS Certification + Exam:$495 | AC Certification + Exam:$295

*Our Certified Autism Specialist certification is available in Spanish or Arabic upon request

Autism Certification Prerequisites/Requirements
RequirementsCertified Autism SpecialistAutism Certificate
Degree + ExperienceBachelors + 10 years experience -OR- Masters + 2 years experienceMust currently (or soon to) be providing services to individuals with autism
CE hours (training content included with program)1414
Certification Fee (includes training, exam + credential)$495$295
Renewal Fee
(every 2 years)
$199$149

Who Can Benefit From Autism Certifications?

Common roles for CAS include:

  • Special Education Teachers
  • Special Education Directors
  • School Psychologists
  • Behavior Specialists
  • School Counselors
  • General Education Teachers
  • Principals & Administrators
  • School Nurses
  • School Counselors
  • Support Staff
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Higher Education
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Behavior Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Clinical Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Recreational Therapists

 

Common Roles for ACs Include:

  • General Education
    and Special Education
    Teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Behavior Specialists
  • Other School Personnel
  • School Bus Drivers
  • Learning Center Staff
  • Tutors
  • Autism Organization Volunteers
  • Behavior Therapists
  • Childcare Directors
  • First Responders
  • Police Officers
  • Medical Office Staff
  • Autism Program Support Staff
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Student Mental Health Certifications – for Teachers, Paraprofessionals and Staff

The Student Mental Health Specialist (SMHS) and Student Mental Health Certificate (SMHC) programs were created for non-mental health professionals who work in the education setting to help identify and support students with mental health concerns. The goal is to help identify these students to provide assistance or professional support faster, increase school safety and improve learning outcomes. These 14 CEU programs focus on identification and best practices in the following areas related to student mental health:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Suicide Prevention
    • Behavior Management
    • ADHD
    • IEP and Program Development
    • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    • Traumatic Brain Injury

SMHS Certification + Exam:$495 | SMHC Certification + Exam:$295

Student Mental Health Certification Prerequisites/Requirements
RequirementsStudent Mental Health SpecialistStudent Mental Health Certificate
Degree + ExperienceBachelors + 10 years experience -OR- Masters + 2 years experienceMust currently (or soon will) work in an education setting with students
CE hours (training content included with program)1414
Certification Fee (includes training, exam + credential)$495$295
Renewal Fee
(every 2 years)
$199$149

Who Can Benefit From Student Mental Health Certification?
  • Special Education Directors
  • Student Services Directors
  • Principals & Administrators
  • Behavior Specialists
  • Special & General Education Teachers
  • Deans/Disciplinary Staff
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • School Counselors
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Administrative Personnel
  • Support Staff
  • Behavior Therapists
  • School Nurses
  • Learning Center Staff
  • Tutors

Ready To Apply?
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Teletherapy Certifications

The Board Certified Telepractice Specialist™(BCTS) and Telepractice Facilitator Certificate™(TFC) are for professionals who are responsible for providing services or support to individuals virtually. These 8 CEU or 5 CEU training and certification programs are meant for speech therapists, occupational therapists, mental health professionals, and facilitators of virtual therapy services. Training content for these certifications focus on:

    • Introduction to telepractice
    • Environment
    • Technology
    • Licensing & compliance
    • Facilitation
    • Scheduling
    • Materials
    • Assessment
    • Introducing this model and working with stakeholders

BCTS Certification + Exam:$295 | TFC Certification + Exam:$199

Teletherapy Certification Prerequisites/Requirements
RequirementsBoard Certified Telepractice SpecialistTelepractice Facilitator Certificate
Current Experience LevelHas successfully completed formal training from an accredited college or university to deliver therapy services to individualsCurrently working in the field as a therapy facilitator or other support
CE hours (training content included with program)85
Certification Fee (includes training, exam + credential)$295$199
Renewal Fee
(every 2 years, includes renewal training if needed)
$149$99

Who Can Benefit From Teletherapy Certification?
Common roles for BCTS include:
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • School Counselors
  • School Psychologists
  • Behavior Therapists
  • Mental Health Professionals
Common roles for TFC include:
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Telehealth Facilitators
  • Childcare Teachers/Supervisors/Asst.
    Directors
  • Autism organization volunteers

Ready To Apply?
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Cognitive Certifications

The Board Certified Cognitive Specialist (BCCS) and Certified Cognitive Coach (CCC) training and certification programs were designed to address the need for best practices on a variety of increasingly prevalent disorders seen by educators in the classroom. The 14 CEU BCCS and CCC certifications include training on the following topics:

    • Dyslexia
    • ADHD
    • Anxiety
    • Autism
    • Litigation Concerns

BCCS Certification + Exam:$595 | CCC Certification + Exam:$395

Cognitive Certification Prerequisites/Requirements
RequirementsBoard Certified Cognitive SpecialistCertified Cognitive Coach
Degree + ExperienceBachelors + 10 years experience -OR- Masters + 2 years experienceMust currently (or soon to) be providing services to individuals with cognitive disorders
CE hours (training content included with program)1414
Certification Fee (includes training, exam + credential)$595$395
Renewal Fee
(every 2 years)
$295$195

Who Can Benefit From Cognitive Certification?

Common roles for BCCS include:

  • Special Education Teachers
  • Special Education Directors
  • School Psychologists
  • Behavior Therapists
  • School Counselors
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Principals & Administrators
  • School Nurses
  • School Counselors
  • Support Staff
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Higher Education

 

Common Roles for CCC Include:

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Learning Center Staff
  • Tutors
  • Program Support Staff
  • Autism Organization Volunteers
  • Childcare staff
  • Other School Personnel
  • School Bus Drivers
Ready To Apply?
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Advanced Autism Training

Advanced Autism Certifications

The Advanced Certified Autism Specialist (ACAS) and Advanced Autism Certificates (AAC) are for practitioners looking to increase their knowledge and expertise in the field of behavior intervention and ABA best practices. The program is designed to give professionals specific information on behavior techniques and other ABA-related information in order to incorporate these learnings into their day-to-day practice.

The 21 CEU ACAS and AAC certifications include training on the following topics:

    • Behavior
    • Behavior Contingency
    • Ethics
    • Discrete Trial Training

ACAS Certification + Exam:$875 | AAC Certification + Exam:$555

Advanced Autism Certification Prerequisites/Requirements
RequirementsAdvanced Certified Autism SpecialistAdvanced Autism Certificate
Degree + ExperienceBachelors + 10 years experience
-OR- Masters + 2 years experience
Must currently (or soon to) be providing services to individuals with autism
Prerequisite for Advanced CertificationMust currently hold CAS credential (or purchase bundle)Must currently hold AC crendential (or purchase bundle)
CE hours (training content included with program)2121
Certification Fee if Prerequisite is Met (includes training, exam + credential)$669$469
Renewal Fee
(every 2 years)
$299$249
Bundle Certification Package (includes prerequisite certification + advanced program)$875$555

Who Can Benefit From Advanced Autism Certification?

Common roles for ACAS include:

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Administrators
  • School Counselors
  • Other support staff
  • Higher Education
  • Social Workers
  • School Psychologists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Healthcare Providers

Common roles for AAC include:

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • School Support Personnel
  • Autism Organization Volunteers
  • Childcare
  • Medical Staff
  • Autism Program Support Staff

Ready To Apply?
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Certification Process

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    Tricia Sommerfeld, BCBA, LBS1, AC & BCTS

    My IBCCES training has helped give me more background information (neurological and developmental) about individuals on the spectrum and has helped guide my Telehealth practice so that I can help others to reach those individuals we serve during remote learning.

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    Rajashree Srirangarajan, SLP, CAS

    IBCCES’ training and certification gave me the confidence to share my expertise in the area of autism. Planning behavior modification strategies along with communication strategies.

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    Katy Menne, Curator of Education, AC

    I use my training and certification every time I write a lesson plan, post on social media, send emails, and use the restroom. It is on the forefront of my mind when interacting with people at my job and in my personal life.

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