Veterans' Reimbursement for Autism Certification

Full Reimbursement for Military Veterans

Certified Autism Specialist Program Accredited By Department of Defense

The U.S Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense has accredited the Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certification programs for military veterans, spouses and dependents of military veterans. As a result, the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs will reimburse 100% of the fees associated with the CAS or AC program for anyone using their GI Bill benefits. The goal of the certification programs is to help veterans and their dependents gain a competitive advantage over other applicants by possessing additional training and a certification in the field of Autism.

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Visit Veterans Affairs for more information about Certification Benefits for Veterans

How Does It Work?

Who Should Have an Autism Certification?


Certified Autism Specialist Applicants:

Education Professionals

  • Special Education Teachers
  • Special Education Directors
  • School Psychologists
  • Behavior Specialists
  • School Counselors
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Principals
  • School Nurses

Licensed Professionals

  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • BCBA and ABA Professionals
  • Physical Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Clinical Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • RN Nurses


Autism Certificate Applicants:

Education Professionals

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • School Personnel
  • School Bus Drivers
  • Autism Program Support Staff

Licensed Professionals

  • Autism Organization Volunteers
  • ABA Therapists
  • Childcare Directors
  • First Responders
  • Paramedics
  • Police Officers
  • Firemen
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medical Billing Clerks

Christopher Ford

“Certifications are a perfect tool for Veterans to use to eliminate any barriers related to transition and reintegration. They demonstrate that the Veteran has gone above and beyond to get specialized training that will directly apply to the civilian workforce.”

Lida Citroen

“Certifications which highlight expertise and commitment to career growth set candidates apart in a job search. This is critical for military members transitioning to a career after service.”
— LIDA CITROËN, Personal Branding Specialist & Principal of LIDA360, Working Extensively with Transitioning Veterans