ASDCS

Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist

Who is Eligible

Independently licensed, master’s prepared professionals, including:

  1. Psychologist
  2. Social Worker
  3. Counselor
  4. Marriage and Family Therapist
  5. Occupational Therapist
  6. Speech Language Pathologist
  7. Psychiatric Nurse

A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.

Training Requirements

A minimum of 18 hours of continuing education in specific autism topics. Click here for details.

Pre-approved, 3rd party trainings that meet the training requirements for certification include:

  1. Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist Intensive Training (ASDCS) by PESI - Certification Included!

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for certification? Submit a copy of or link to the course title, speaker, outline and learning objectives to info@evergreencertifications.com for review.

Please note that Evergreen Certifications does not offer continuing education, all training must be purchased directly through the accredited training organization. Training is not included in the certification fee.

Additional Requirements

The applicant must attest that over the course of their career, they have a minimum of 100 clinical contact hours with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder traits and/or diagnosis.

Application Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application fee payment of 249.99 USD online
  3. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate
    3. A completed application form, found here

Renewal

To maintain certification, a renewal is required. After your initial 2-year certification, you have the option to renew for 2 years. A 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours of continuing education related to Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  1. Autism in Children & Adolescents: Advancing Language for Conversation Fluency and Social Connections by PESI
  2. Autism Spectrum Meltdowns: Effective Interventions for Sensory, Executive Function and Social-Emotional Communication by PESI
  3. Certificate Course in Autism through the Spectrum by PESI
  4. The Complete Autism & Sensory Processing Disorder Toolkit by PESI

Renewal Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate
  3. Remit your renewal fee online

Complete details can be found here.

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