Even in the highly educated field of healthcare, many practitioners and non-clinical staff have not received updated training specific to autism, or need to constantly complete professional development to ensure up-to-date knowledge on best practices and research.

Earning a specialized autism credential can help providers deepen their knowledge of how to best work with autistic individuals, ensure quality of care and improve patient experience, as well as provide a way to stand out in the community and put patients and their families at ease.

The IBCCES Certified Autism Center (CAC) certification recognizes organizations that have highly trained staff and are fully equipped to serve the fastest-growing population of developmental disorders.

Benefits of Certification

Stand out from other clinics & gain recognition in your community

Instantly earn trust and ease the minds of patients

Ensure treatments are appropriate & patient interactions are positive with all staff

Position-specific, customized online training for staff

All Certified Autism Centers™ meet the following requirements:

Dedicated to serving autistic individuals

At least 80% of patient-facing trained and certified in the field of autism

Committed to ongoing specialized training in autism (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)

Did You Know?

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$262 billion is spent on autism-related services in the US each year.

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ASD occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.

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1 in 36 children has been diagnosed with autism.

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ASD is at a 600% increase.

* Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

How It Works

Your team will complete our online training and certification process. And 80% of patient-facing staff must complete the program to earn Certified Autism Center™ designation.
certification process
*Your clinic may undergo an onsite review by IBCCES experts includes a comprehensive report with suggested changes or modifications to better serve autistic individuals, as well as sensory guides for activities (depends on the size of the clinic).

Training + Patient Care

  • 2-year certification
  • Onsite review of facilities by an expert that includes a comprehensive report with modifications to better serve individuals with sensory needs (depends on the size of the clinic)

Recognition and Promotion

  • Listing on International Online Registry
  • Press release and marketing support from IBCCES announcing CAC
  • Framed certification for display
  • Validated Digital Certification Badge for website and social media
  • Featured on CertifiedAutismCenter.com and accessible to over 5.6 million parents, therapists, and educators


  • Ensure all staff have the knowledge to cater to the specialized needs of patients with autism
  • Empower your staff

Once you become a Certified Autism Center™, you will be featured as a certified organization on CertifiedAutismCenter.com, which have been developed by IBCCES as credible resources to help leading organizations across the globe showcase themselves as safe, sensory-friendly, trained and certified option for parents and autistic individuals. These resources serve as a guide both for people who are looking for healthcare and education resources in their community that are appropriately trained to serve individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

“At the Bowen Center, we saw a gap in resources that were being provided to people who are on the spectrum. We knew professional training was necessary to fill this gap.”

– Bil, Bowen Center Executive

Other benefits the Bowen Center experienced after their certification:

  • Established Bowen Center as an independently trained and verified resource for Autism in their community where people and agencies could seek assistance
  • Increased community involvement and speaking engagements
  • Strengthened employee morale, expertise and confidence for handling numerous different situations
  • Deepened trust between Bowen Center and their clients

Find Out More About Becoming A Certified Autism Center™

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