A Specialist Certification Agency for Professionals Working with Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Our affordable certification as either a Certified Autism Specialist or an Autism Certificate will:

  • Increase your earning potential
  • Promote a higher standard of care for those on the autism spectrum
  • Demonstrate commitment to parents and colleagues
  • Meet district specialization requirements and IDEA compliance
  • Improve school grant qualifications.



Certified Autism Specialist™ is defined as a professional who is responsible for the support and/or services provided to an individual on the autism spectrum that directly relates to the professionals specific scope of practice.  Whether you are new to the field or a seasoned therapist, the CAS mark, demonstrates that your autism CE or professional development hours are monitored through the IBCCES electronic tracking system.  Our online application documents your education level, experience, and professional development hours all in one place.  Your name and verification number can be viewed on the IBCCES public registry by employers and other third parties.  Read more here.

Professionals that typically apply for the CAS Credential include:

Education Professionals
Special Education Teachers
Special Education Directors
School Psychologists
School Counselors
Classroom Teachers
School Nurses

Licensed Professionals
Speech Language Pathologists
Occupational Therapists
Physical Therapists
Clinical Social Workers
Licensed Professional Counselors
RN Nurses
Recreational Therapists

The Autism Certificate (AC) is available for all professionals employed in a setting that requires you to work or have contact with individuals with autism. This Certificate recognizes professionals dedicated to promoting quality care in the field of Autism. The Autism Certificate does not require a masters degree. See requirements here.

Professionals that typically apply for the AC Credential include:

Education Professionals
Classroom Teachers
School Personnel
School Bus Drivers
Autism Program Support Staff

Other Professionals
Autism Organization Volunteers
Childcare Directors
First Responders
Police Officers
Medical Assistants
Medical Billing Clerks

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