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.

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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