A Certification Recognizing Professionals
working in the field of Autism

Our affordable certification:

  • Recognizes individuals who voluntarily meet rigorous professional standards in ongoing professional development.
  • Enhances your professional reputation and credibility.
  • Increases your opportunity for career advancement and/or increased earnings.
  • Reduces the chance of litigation.
  • Improves grant qualifications.
  • Assists in demonstrating compliance with special education law.



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

Behavior Specialists

School Counselors

Classroom Teachers


School Nurses

Licensed Professionals

Speech Language Pathologists

Occupational Therapists

BCBA and ABA Professionals

Physical Therapists


Clinical Social Workers

Licensed Professional Counselors

RN Nurses

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

ABA Therapists

Childcare Directors

First Responders


Police Officers


Medical Assistants

Medical Billing Clerks

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Developmental milestones from 2 months to 5

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