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General Questions

 

    Individual Certifications

    CAS

  • What do I need for CAS certification?
    • The CAS has a minimum education requirement of a Bachelor’s degree with 10 years’ experience or a Master’s with 2. You must provide proof of your education within your application via transcripts (unofficial are acceptable), copy of your degree or your state license verification
    • Proof of 14 CE hours within the last two years that fall within the 10 areas of autism competency
      If you do not already meet this requirement, you are eligible for IBCCES University training
    • Names and contact information for 2-3 references to verify your experience
    • A photo for identification. This will be visible on your digital badge and the international registry once your credential has been awarded
    • Your certification will include an online autism competency exam. You must receive a passing score of 80% or higher to be approved
  • What is the value in becoming a Certified Autism Specialist?
    • Recognition for voluntarily meeting rigorous professional standards beyond professional and regional licensing requirements.
    • Enhancement of professional reputation and credibility
    • Increased opportunity for career advancement and/or increased earnings.
    • Listing on the online public registry of autism professionals
  • How is a CAS different from a university degree in autism?

    A University Autism Certificate is proof that you have completed a course or group of courses. IBCCES will accept these certificates, provided they are within the last 2 years, towards the 14 CE hours needed. The CAS certification demonstrates a higher level of an ongoing commitment to autism as an additional 14 CE hours are needed every 2 years. The field of autism is frequently changing and this ongoing commitment is needed. IBCCES autism certification also recognizes that an individual works in the field of autism. A university does not recognize this real-life experience.

  • How is the CAS different from a BCBA credential?

    The BCBA is behavior specific. Many BCBA’s do work with students with autism, however, no autism training is required. The CAS is autism specific. Many BCBA’s choose to also receive their CAS to demonstrate their commitment to autism.

    An ABA certification is the study of a specific type of therapy that is used for students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ABA education hours are accepted for the CAS, but IBCCES does not require professionals to be certified in ABA.

  • Will the CAS allow me to bill insurance for autism treatment?

    Each professional should verify the insurance coverage policy guidelines in your area prior to any service. States/countries vary. Only licensed professionals are eligible to bill insurance under law. The CAS designation is an added credential that demonstrates a level of expertise when specifically treating autism. Individuals billing as a SLP, OT, PT, BCBA, etc. should strongly consider registering as a CAS upon eligibility as further support for billing for clients with autism.

  • Is the CAS certification accepted as an insurance verification for autism services?

    IBCCES does not specialize in insurance reimbursement regulations, however some certificate recipients have been successfully reimbursed for services with their CAS certification. Reimbursement is typically based on the insurance company you are working with, and will need to be verified through that company.

  • I have my Autism Certificate, but now meet the qualifications for a designation as a Certified Autism Specialist. Can I upgrade?

    Yes, you can upgrade your credential directly in your application via the Upgrade button. Log in here to proceed. Your upgrade fee will be $200 USD and you will need to provide proof of your education level as well as pass the CAS exam. The IBCCES board will determine if you must also submit additional CE hours depending on how close you are to your renewal date. Contact IBCCES for details specific to your situation.

  • I am currently working on my Master’s degree. Can I apply?

    The CAS requires a Master’s degree unless you have a Bachelor’s degree and ten years of experience in one of the qualifying fields. You will most likely be eligible for the Autism Certificate that does not require a Master’s degree, but does require experience in the field and 14 CE hours in autism every two years. You can upgrade to the CAS designation once you have your Master’s degree and two+ years of experience. Contact IBCCES if you would like clarification on which certification best fits your needs.

  • I have been working in a field that provides support for those with autism for ten years, but do not have a Master’s degree. Can I apply for a CAS?

    You will need to provide proof of your Bachelor’s degree (copy of transcripts or degree) and provide proof of consistent employment for ten years. A supervisor or current principal is required to verify your employment.

  • What is the process for renewing my CAS?

    You can review our full renewal policies here. Your renewal can be processed directly through your IBCCES online application. Along with your renewal fee ($199 every two years), you will need to provide proof of your 14 CEUs within the last two years. Please contact us if you need additional details.

  • ACAS

  • What do I need for certification?
    • The ACAS credential has a prerequisite of holding a current CAS credential
    • The ACAS has a minimum education requirement of a Bachelor’s degree with 10 years’ experience or a Master’s with two. You must provide proof of your education within your application via transcripts (unofficial are acceptable), copy of your degree or your state license verification
    • Proof of 14 CE hours within the last two years that fall within the 10 areas of autism competency If you do not already have this requirement, you are eligible for IBCCES University training
    • Proof of 21 CE hours in ABA training through IBCCES University training
    • Names and contact information for 2-3 references to verify your experience
    • A photo for identification. This will be visible on your digital badge and the international registry once your credential has been awarded
    • Your certification will include an online autism competency exam and an ABA exam. You must receive a passing score of 80% or higher to be approved
  • I already have my CAS, how can I upgrade?

    Upgrading from your CAS to your ACAS is a simple process you can access directly through your application. Click here and select Complete a Started Application. Once you’re logged in to your current CAS application, you will see a button that says Upgrade to ACAS on the top of your screen. This button will allow you to process your upgrade and submit a request to our team to enroll you in the online ABA training program.

  • If I already have my CAS, do I need to re-do the entire application?

    No. By upgrading through your existing application, all your information will be carried over into your advanced application.

  • Will the ACAS allow me to bill insurance for autism treatment?

    Each professional should verify the insurance coverage policy guidelines in your area prior to any service. States/countries vary. Only licensed professionals are eligible to bill insurance under law. The ACAS designation is an added credential that demonstrates a level of expertise when specifically treating autism. Individuals billing as a SLP, OT, PT, BCBA, etc. should strongly consider registering as a ACAS upon eligibility as further support for billing for clients with autism.

  • Is the ACAS certification accepted as an insurance verification for autism services?

    IBCCES does not specialize in insurance reimbursement regulations, however some certificate recipients have been successfully reimbursed for services with their ACAS certification. Reimbursement is typically based on the insurance company you are working with, and will need to be verified through that company.

  • I am currently working on my Master’s degree. Can I apply?

    The ACAS requires a Master’s degree unless you have a Bachelor’s degree and ten years of experience in one of the qualifying fields. You will most likely be eligible for the Autism Certificate and/or the Advanced Autism Certificate that does not require a Master’s degree, but does require experience in the field and 14 CE hours in autism every two years. You can upgrade to the ACAS designation once you have your Master’s degree and two+ years of experience. Contact IBCCES if you would like clarification on which certification best fits your needs.

  • I have been working in a field that provides support for those with autism for ten years, but do not have a Master’s degree. Can I apply for a ACAS?

    You will need to provide proof of your Bachelor’s degree (copy of transcripts or degree) and provide proof of consistent employment for ten years. A supervisor or current principal is required to verify your employment.

  • What is the process for renewing my ACAS?

    You can review our full renewal policies here. Your renewal can be processed directly through your IBCCES online application. Along with your renewal fee ($299 every two years), you will need to provide proof of your 21 CEUs with ABA focus within the last two years. Please contact us if you need additional details.

  • AC

  • What do I need for AC certification?
    • Proof of 14 CE hours within the last two years that fall within the 10 areas of autism competency
      If you do not already have this requirement, you are eligible for IBCCES University training.
    • Names and contact information for 2-3 references to verify your experience
    • A photo for identification. This will be visible on your digital badge and the international registry once your credential has been awarded
    • Your certification will include an online autism competency exam. You must receive a passing score of 80% or higher to be approved
  • What is the value of obtaining an Autism Certificate?
    • Recognition for voluntarily meeting rigorous professional standards beyond professional and regional licensing requirements
    • Enhancement of professional reputation and credibility
    • Increased opportunity for career advancement and/or increased earnings
    • Listing on the online public registry of autism professionals
  • How is an AC different from a university degree in autism?

    A University Autism Certificate is proof that you have completed a course or group of courses. IBCCES will accept these certificates, provided they are within the last 2 years, towards the 14 CE hours needed. The AC certification demonstrates a higher level of an ongoing commitment to autism as an additional 14 CE hours are needed every 2 years. The field of autism is frequently changing and this ongoing commitment is needed. IBCCES autism certification also recognizes that an individual works in the field of autism. A university does not recognize this real-life experience.

  • How does the AC program compare with the Registered Behavior Therapist (RBT) program?

    The AC and the RBT programs are both designed with paraprofessionals in mind, but a RBT is required to work under the guidance of a Responsible Certificant who is publicly listed in the RBT Registry though BACB. This certificant is responsible for ensuring the RBT is working under the supervision of a BACB certificant. The AC has no such requirement. The RBT is also more focused on behavioral issues, whereas the AC program is specific to autism.

  • Will the AC allow me to bill insurance for autism treatment?

    Each professional should verify the insurance coverage policy guidelines in your area prior to any service. States/countries vary. Only licensed professionals are eligible to bill insurance under law. The AC designation is an added credential that demonstrates a level of expertise when specifically treating autism. Individuals billing as a SLP, OT, PT, BCBA, etc. should strongly consider registering as a AC or Cas upon eligibility as further support for billing for clients with autism.

  • Is the AC certification accepted as an insurance verification for autism services?

    IBCCES does not specialize in insurance reimbursement regulations, however some certificate recipients have been successfully reimbursed for services with their IBCCES certification. Reimbursement is typically based on the insurance company you are working with, and will need to be verified through that company.

  • I only have a high school diploma, can I apply?

    Yes, the AC does not have a minimum education requirement.

  • What is the process for renewing my AC?

    You can review our full renewal policies here. Your renewal can be processed directly through your IBCCES online application. Along with your renewal fee ($149 every two years), you will need to provide proof of your 14 CEUs within the last two years. Please contact us if you need additional details.

  • AAC

  • What do I need for AC certification?
    • The AAC credential has a prerequisite of holding a current AC credential
    • Proof of 14 CE hours within the last two years that fall within the 10 areas of autism competency If you do not already have this requirement, you are eligible for IBCCES University training
    • Proof of 21 CE hours in ABA training through IBCCES University training
    • Names and contact information for 2-3 references to verify your experience
    • A photo for identification. This will be visible on your digital badge and the international registry once your credential has been awarded
    • Your certification will include an online autism competency exam and an ABA exam. You must receive a passing score of 80% or higher to be approved
  • I already have my AC, how can I upgrade?

    No. By upgrading through your existing application, all your information will be carried over into your advanced application.

  • Will the AAC allow me to bill insurance for autism treatment?

    Each professional should verify the insurance coverage policy guidelines in your area prior to any service. States/countries vary. Only licensed professionals are eligible to bill insurance under law. The AAC designation is an added credential that demonstrates a level of expertise when specifically treating autism. Individuals billing as a SLP, OT, PT, BCBA, etc. should strongly consider registering as a AAC upon eligibility as further support for billing for clients with autism.

  • Is the AAC certification accepted as an insurance verification for autism services?

    IBCCES does not specialize in insurance reimbursement regulations, however some certificate recipients have been successfully reimbursed for services with their IBCCES certification. Reimbursement is typically based on the insurance company you are working with, and will need to be verified through that company.

  • I only have a high school diploma, can I apply?

    Yes, the AAC does not have a minimum education requirement.

  • What is the process for renewing my AAC?

    You can review our full renewal policies here. Your renewal can be processed directly through your IBCCES online application. Along with your renewal fee ($249 every two years), you will need to provide proof of your 21 CEUs with ABA focus within the last two years. Please contact us if you need additional details.

  • BCCS

  • What is the difference between the Board Certified Cognitive Specialist (BCCS) and the Certified Cognitive Coach (CCC) programs?

    Two main differences – the education/experience prerequisite is higher for the BCCS and the final exam for the BCCS is more rigorous. Entry into the BCCS program requires a Master’s Degree in education or related field and 2 years’ experience. (OR Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience). The CCC has no education prerequisite.

  • What types of roles might a person with a BCCS play within an organization?

    A BCCS is defined as a professional who is responsible for the support and/or services provided to an individual with cognitive disorders that directly relates to the professionals’ specific scope of practice. Some examples of candidates for BCCS certification are administrators, licensed healthcare and education professionals and classroom teachers.

  • Is the curriculum provided by IBCCES for the BCCS accepted for CEU credit towards teacher recertification?

    Certification requirements vary widely by state and by district, so it’s best if you have a question about your location’s rules to submit our information to your administrators for approval prior to beginning the course.

  • Once I register to begin the BCCS certification program, how long do I have to complete the training and exam?

    You will have to complete the coursework and final exam within 60 days.

  • Is the online learning for the BCCS available on demand?

    Yes, the IBCCES learning management system is available 24/7 and is accessible via PC, Mac or mobile devices.

  • 6. How does the BCCS program compare with the Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) program?

    The BCBA program is only focused on behavior analysis; the BCCS introduces multiple research-based strategies and allows applicants to customize the learning path and to choose specific cognitive disorders as their area of focus. The BCBA has more rigorous prerequisites for practical experience and advanced training. The BCBA program is substantially more expensive than the BCCS and takes much longer to complete. BCBA’s are typically independent practitioners who provide behavior-analytic services, and some BCBA’s choose to add the BCCS certification to broaden their knowledge base.

  • What is the difference between the BCCS program and your Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) program?

    The BCCS program addresses a wider range of cognitive disorders and related issues and the CAS is specifically focused on autism.

  • How long does it typically take to complete the 14 CEUs of online training for the BCCS program?

    The online training is self-paced; therefore, each individual may complete the training within a different time period. Each CEU roughly equates to a contact hour.

  • After I complete my final exam for the BCCS, how long will it be before I get my certification?

    Upon board approval, your certification packet will be prepared within 2-3 weeks. Once approved, you will have immediate access to the digital copy of your certificate and badge.

  • What tangible proof will I get that I have completed my BCCS program?

    IBCCES will provide you with a credential identification card (which can be easily displayed in meetings or a badge holder), a hard-copy of your certificate suitable for framing, and a digital badge to be used in your email signature, on your employer’s web site or social media. You will also have access to digital copies of these items through your IBCCES application.

  • Is the BCCS program customizable in any way?

    Yes, you can decide which of the 11 areas of cognitive competency best fit your professional and educational needs. For a customized program, please contact us.

  • What is the process for renewing my BCCS?

    You can review our full renewal policies here. Your renewal can be processed directly through your IBCCES online application. Along with your renewal fee ($295 every two years), you will need to provide proof of your 14 CEUs within the last two years. Please contact us if you need additional details.

  • CCC

  • What types of roles might a person with a CCC play within an organization?

    A CCC is a professional who is responsible for the support and/or services provided to an individual with cognitive disorders, but who doesn’t meet the educational prerequisites of the BCCS program. Some examples of candidates for CCC certification are paraprofessionals, general education classroom teachers and volunteers for organizations that work with individuals with cognitive disorders.

  • Is the curriculum provided by IBCCES for the CCC accepted for CEU credit towards teacher recertification?

    Certification requirements vary widely by state and by district, so it’s best if you have a question about your location’s rules to submit our information to your administrators for approval prior to beginning the course.

  • Once I register to begin the CCC certification program, how long do I have to complete the training and exam?

    You will have to complete the coursework and final exam within 60 days.

  • Is the online learning for the CCC available on demand?

    Yes, the IBCCES learning management system is available 24/7 and is accessible via PC, Mac or mobile devices.

  • How does the CCC program compare with the Registered Behavior Therapist (RBT) program?

    The CCC and the RBT programs are both designed with paraprofessionals in mind, but a RBT is required to work under the guidance of a Responsible Certificant who is publicly listed in the RBT Registry though BACB. This certificant is responsible for ensuring the RBT is working under the supervision of a BACB certificant. The CCC has no such requirement. The RBT is also more focused on behavioral issues, whereas the CCC program allows the applicant to choose specific cognitive disorders as their area of focus.

  • What is the difference between the CCC program and your Autism Certificate (AC) program?

    The CCC program addresses a wider range of cognitive disorders and related issues and the AC is specifically focused on autism.

  • How long does it typically take to complete the 14 CEUs of online training for the CCC program?

    The online training is self-paced; therefore, each individual may complete the training within a different time period. Each CEU roughly equates to a contact hour.

  • After I complete my final exam for the CCC, how long will it be before I get my certification?

    Upon board approval, your certification packet will be prepared within 2-3 weeks. Once approved, you will have immediate access to the digital copy of your certificate and badge.

  • What tangible proof will I get that I have completed my CCC program?

    IBCCES will provide you with a credential identification card (which can be easily displayed in meetings or a badge holder), a hard-copy of your certificate suitable for framing, and a digital badge to be used in your email signature, on your employer’s web site or social media. You will also have access to digital copies of these items through your IBCCES application.

  • Is the CCC program customizable in any way?

    Yes, you can decide which of the 11 areas of cognitive competency best fit your professional and educational needs. For a customized program, please contact us.

  • What is the process for renewing my CCC?

    You can review our full renewal policies here. Your renewal can be processed directly through your IBCCES online application. Along with your renewal fee ($195 every two years), you will need to provide proof of your 14 CEUs within the last two years. Please contact us if you need additional details.

  • CAC (Certified Autism Center)

  • What is a CAC?

    A Certified Autism Center (CAC) is a facility or organization in which at least 80% of their staff is highly trained, fully equipped and certified in the field of autism. A CAC can range in specific specialty areas such as educational facilities, healthcare, recreational etc. A CAC would primarily be a facility or organization that has a dedication to serving individuals with autism and are committed to ongoing training in autism. A CAC could be comprised of a varying number of CAS’s (Certified Autism Specialists) and those who have their AC (Autism Certificate).

  • How does my facility/center become a CAC?

    The CAC eligibility requirements are:

    • Must be a facility that currently services individuals with Autism.
    • 80% of staff has been certified in the field of autism which includes 14 CE hours in online training and an online autism competency exam
      *There are specific requirements for individual employees to meet to receive their individual certifications.
  • What are the specific certification eligibility requirements for individual employees within the CAC?

    CAS (Certified Autism Specialist) requirements:

    • Must have Master’s degree and 2+ years of experience (OR Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of experience)
    • 14 Continuing Education hours (online training included in program)
    • Pass the online competency exam

    AC (Autism Certificate) requirements:

    • Currently employed in a setting that requires you to work or have contact with individuals with autism.
    • 14 Continuing Education hours (online training included in program)
    • Pass the online competency exam
  • Do I need to hire substitutes or reschedule patients/class time to complete the online training and take exam?

    No. One of the many benefits in obtaining your certification through IBCCES is that the program is all online and self-paced. There will be no need to reschedule patients or classes to complete the program.

  • Is the training content going to be difficult for me to understand?

    The course content selected for each individual is position specific and presented in a variety styles of learning (video recordings, text style, graphs etc.) These allows you to really be engaged and maintain interest in the coursework. Another benefit to our position specific form of training is that you can incorporate and apply the materials covered into your daily profession.

  • What tangible proof will I get that I have completed my CAC program?

    Upon approval your center will receive:

    • A framed certification for displaying in lobby
    • Certified Autism Center signage (2)
    • Press release for distribution to local and regional media outlets
    • Digital badge for display on website, email signatures, and media
    • Listing on registry as a Certified Autism Center
    • A digital copy of your certificate
  • What tangible proof will I get that I have completed my CAC program? Online Autism Training specific to their role/position (14 CEU’s)

    IBCCES will provide you with a credential identification card (which can be easily displayed in meetings or a badge holder), a hard-copy of your certificate suitable for framing, and a digital badge to be used in your email signature, on your employer’s web site or social media. You will also have access to digital copies of these items through your IBCCES application.

  • Am I able to submit the training through IBCCES towards my professional licensure?

    Certification requirements vary widely by state and by district, so it’s best if you have a question about your location’s rules to submit our information to your administrators for approval prior to beginning the course.

  • Are there any discounts offered for a CAC?

    IBCCES offers group discounts depending on the amount of staff in need of certification through your center.

  • What is the process for renewing my CAC?

    You can review our full renewal policies here. Your renewal can be processed directly through your IBCCES online application. Your CAC renewal fee is $2,500 each year. Please contact us if you need additional details.

  • How will my center be set apart from local competitors?

    One of the numerous benefits of completing our program and receiving our certification is highlighting your company as a Certified Autism Center. Your center will be featured in a local press release covering 150-mile radius with the announcement of your centers new designation. You will also be listed in our international registry for when providers, prospective patients and other professionals search for Centers and resources who specialize and provide services for those with Autism.

  • Conferences and Events

    ISCRD

  • What is ISCRD?

    ISCRD International Symposium on Cognitive Research and Disorders. Education and healthcare providers are invited to attend this high-energy, TED-style conference. In addition to a live audience, the conference will be live-streamed internationally, bringing together industry professionals, decision makers, and experts in the field of cognitive disorders from around the world. Click here for detailed information.

  • Who should attend?

    Anyone who interacts with individuals with cognitive disorders would benefit from ISCRD attendance. Licensed professionals in the education and healthcare fields in particular will benefit by earning CEUs and connecting with experts and decision makers in their industries.

  • What if I can’t make it in person, can I get a recording or transcript of the event?

    You can attend via live webcast by registering here. The webcast recording will be available for you to view for up to two weeks following the conference.

  • What is the format of the event?

    The agenda includes high energy, engaging, TED-style presentations every 25 minutes from world leading experts on cognitive disorders. In addition, there will be an Innovation Zone filled with cutting edge technologies and services with a Cognitive Playground for hands-on exploration. In addition, there are 90-minute collaboration sessions for an interactive, in-depth look at specific topics.

  • Can I present at ISCRD?

    All applications are reviewed and approved by the Board. Here’s a link to submit your application. Call 877-717-6543 or email iscrd@ibcces.org to be an innovator, sponsor, or collaborator.

  • When can I register?

    Registration is now open. Click here for more information and to register online.

  • Who will be presenting?

    Distinguished international presenters will include cognitive scientists, neurosurgeons, master educators, and top researchers from leading academic institutions from around the globe.

  • Can I earn continuing education credit for attending? If so, what if I am attending via live webcast?

    Yes! Those attending ISCRD will receive 14 CE Credits issued by IBCCES. IBCCES CE Credits are recognized by organizations in all 50 states and over 40 different countries. Click here for more information.

  • Do you have any other events?

    Yes! We host conferences in London, Moscow, Singapore, and other locations, although ISCRD is our flagship event you won’t want to miss! Visit our calendar for all our events.

  • Can I register for one day?

    Registration price includes the full two-day conference and one-day registration is not available.

About IBCCES

 
  • What is Credentialing?

    Credentialing is an umbrella term used to refer to concepts such as professional certification, certificate programs, accreditation, licensure, and regulation.

    • A certification program is designed to test the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform a particular job, and, upon successfully passing a certification exam, to represent a declaration of a particular individual’s professional competence.  In some professions, certification is a requirement for employment or practice.
    • Similarly, licensure tests an individual’s competence but is a mandatory process by which the government grants time-limited permission for that licensed individual to practice his or her profession.
    • In contrast to certification and licensure, an assessment-based certificate program is an educational or training program that is used to teach learning objectives and assess whether those objectives were achieved by the student.
    • Accreditation is the process by which a credentialing or educational program is evaluated against defined standards and is awarded recognition if it is in compliance with those standards.

    These are just some of the concepts that fall under the umbrella of credentialing.  We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about IBCCES and the credentialing industry.

  • Who verifies the IBCCES credentials?
    • IBCCES credentials are governed and approved by our professional board that frequently reviews all policies and procedures of the IBCCES. The board is comprised of a wide spectrum of esteemed members of the community including autism experts, a credentialing specialist, university professors, BCBA, Former State Director of Special Education in Colorado, and several board members from the Autism Society of America
    • The IBCCES is a proud member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, as well as the Better Business Bureau
    • The CAS is recognized by school districts, autism organizations, and is a credential criteria that has been viewed and considered by insurance providers
  • Can you recommend any programs or resources?

    We encourage you to seek out the suggested resources and products which have been IBCCES reviewed to address one or more areas of autism competency

About Advanced Training

 

Online ABA Training FAQs

  • How do I access the Online ABA Training?

    Once your account has been created, a system generated access code will be sent via e-mail to your registered e-mail address.  Additional instructions for account activation will also be included in the e-mail.

    Every course registrant will have access to a dedicated User Dashboard, and will be able to sign-up and access the course by logging in to their account.

    Note that you will have to confirm and activate your user account in order to access your dashboard.  You can do this by clicking the account activation link indicated in the e-mail.

    If you do not see the e-mail in your primary inbox, try checking your spam folder.  If for reason you did not receive the auto generated e-mail(s), kindly e-mail us at training@special-learning.com with the subject line “Activate Account/Resend Access Code.”

  • How long do I have to access the course?

    You have a total of ten weeks to complete the course, beginning with the registered start date.  This gives you about one week per session, including the final exam, plus two extra weeks to review the materials or re-watch the videos.

    Please note:  We can give you one extra week extension free of charge, but beyond one week, you will have to pay the reactivation fee to complete the course.

    There is a $50 extension fee to continue access to the online courses past the allotted time.

  • I would like to start the course at a later date. Is this possible? How do I reset my course start date?

    We always have our clients’ best interests in mind and we do provide exceptions in certain cases.  You may be eligible to delay the start of your course if you have not yet completed the first session.  Please contact jennifer@ibcces.org for more information.

  • Where can I download the e-books and guided notes?

    The download links for the e-books and the guide notes can be found on the Customer Courses page on your User Dashboard.

    The guide notes for each session can be downloaded as soon as you unlock a session by passing the post test of the previous sessions.

    Detailed info on your test results can be viewed from the same page by clicking the blue arrow down button to the right of page.

  • Can I skip the tests and proceed directly to the webcasts?

    The tests are an important part of the learning process and each participant is required to complete them for each session before they can move forward to the next session.

    The pre-test must be completed before you can view the corresponding session’s webcast.  As soon as you complete the pre-test, you will be redirected to the webcast viewing page.

  • How much time do I have between each session?

    After you pass a post-test, you should be able to move to the next session right away.

    Our system does have an automatic delay timer that will prevent anyone from going through the session too quickly.  The amount of time allotted for each session depends on the length of the video/webcast for each session.

  • I already watched a majority of the video and I want to move on to the post-test questions. Can I skip the rest of the video?

    Our system has an auto-timer and delay function that serves to discourage participants from moving through each session too quickly.  You will not be able to

    move on to the post-test unless you have watched the entire video for the current webcast you are on.

  • Are the webcasts eligible for CEU’s? If so, which type of CEU’s are they?

    In addition to counting towards your Advanced Certified Autism Specialist certification, the ACAS training is eligible for 18 BACB Type 2 CEU’s. The AAC training is eligible for 8 BACB Type 2 CEUs, and 20 NASW CEUs.

  • How long is the Advanced ABA Exam?

    The Advanced Certified Autism Specialist and the Advanced Autism Certificate exams are 40 questions each. They are in multiple choice format.

Online ABA Training Troubleshooting Guide