Certified Autism Specialists and Autism Certificants are expected to remain current in the field of autism and abide by the IBCCES standards and code of ethics. All credential holders must obtain an additional 14 CE hours in the program competencies every two years. For example, for the CAS and AC, the CE hours must fall within one or more of the areas of autism competency defined by IBCCES. Other certificants must follow the same standards and earn CE hours that fall within the areas of competency defined for their certification.
Renewals are valid from the date of expiration plus two years, not the date of renewal. Therefore, applicants are advised to renew early and avoid late fees.
It is the responsibility of every certificant to maintain his or her credential and comply with all requirements, regardless of whether he or she receives direct reminders to do so. IBCCES does make a reasonable effort to contact certificants prior to their renewal date. However, no deadlines or fees will be waived based upon a failure to receive reminders or a failure on the certificant’s part to keep track of the credential expiration date.
You are advised to keep IBCCES informed of any changes in your contact information including email address. Applicants with an expired credential are not permitted to use the CAS or AC designation or logo in any manner in which to identify themselves per the IBCCES standards.