Advanced Certified Autism Specialist

Advanced Certified Autism Specialist


Advanced Certified Autism Specialist

Advanced Certification Recognizing Professionals With On-Going Training in Autism & ABA Therapy

Introducing an Advanced Certification for Autism Professionals

IBCCES is a global leader in online training and certification programs. One of the newest courses delivered through IBCCES University is our Online ABA Training for the Advanced Certified Autism Specialist program (ACAS).

This new ABA program is specifically designed for an individual who currently holds a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) Certificate from IBCCES and wants to increase their knowledge and expertise in the field of ABA therapy. The content of the course was developed under the guidance of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and other professionals with clinical ABA experience, so you can be guaranteed that you are learning from highly trained experts with extensive practical knowledge and experience.

The training and certification is designed to help master educators and licensed professionals successfully implement ABA programming in the home, center, school or community environments. During the course, you will be able to implement what you learn immediately to see how the training is making you a stronger ABA practitioner.

Introducing an Advanced Certification for Autism Professionals

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards is honored to introduce our newest Autism training and certification program. The Advanced Certified Autism Specialist certification recognizes an individual’s experience and mastery of advanced Autism training with a focus on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is proven to have the highest rate of success in treating Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). When combined with our Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) program, the new advanced online ABA training program will allow our specialists to be trained in a variety of researched-based practices that will help increase their knowledge and success rate for the treatment of individuals with Autism. In addition, they will be recognized as an Advanced Level Specialist in the area of Autism.

Individual Benefits

Our certification will:

  • Enhances your professional reputation and credibility.
  • Recognize your mastery of the advanced level 2 Autism training.
  • Increase your opportunity for career advancement and increased earnings.
  • Recognize your voluntary effort to meet rigorous professional standards in ongoing professional development.
  • Your name to be included on the online public registry of Advanced Certified Autism Specialist

School/Clinic Benefits

Having Advanced Certified Autism Specialists on your staff:

  • Reduce the chance of litigation in your district.
  • Differentiates your school or healthcare facility from your competitors
  • Demonstrates your commitment to on-going and advanced training in Autism and ABA therapy to parents and clients.
  • Improve your grant qualifications.
  • Assists in demonstrating compliance with local and state guidelines for professional development.


ACAS Eligibility Requirements

  • Must currently hold a Certified Autism Specialist credential (CAS/ACAS bundle available)
  • Completion of IBCCES Advanced ABA Focused Autism Training
  • Pass the IBCCES Advanced Certified Autism Specialist Exam
  • Registry fee: $875 (Includes CAS Certification Fee)
    Upgrade from Current CAS: $669  Learn More

Renewal Requirements:

  • Renewal fee: $299 every two years
  • 21 Additional (CEU) in related area
  • Maintain active status as an ACAS and Compliance with Code of Ethics

Registration fees include application review by IBCCES board and access to Advanced Certified Autism Specialist Exam.

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Are you currently a CAS? Click here to upgrade your certification.

*Registration fee will be refunded if the applicant is not approved by the board for any reason during the application process (minus $150 to cover processing and exam fee). Otherwise all sales are final. Registration indicates that you have read and agreed to the IBCCES Financial Terms and Conditions, Ethical Responsibilities and Standards of Practice.

Advanced CAS Benefits

Once you have completed the requirements for the ACAS:

  • You will be issued an official Certification Number,
  • Your name will be listed in the International Registry as an Advanced Certified Autism Specialist;
  • You will receive an official certificate printed on diploma stock to display in your classroom or office;
  • You will also receive an authorized wallet ID card to demonstrate your new credentials to parents, employers, insurance professionals and others;
  • A digital badge is available upon request for use on digital resumes and social media;
  • You will be granted access to the IBCCES Online Member Community which is loaded with member benefits such as access to 10,000 job openings, free training opportunities, best practices and access some of the latest research in your field;
  • Your credential number can be verified by employers at

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Applicants for the ACAS Certification Typically Include:

Education Professionals

  • Classroom Teachers
  • SPED Teachers
  • Administrators
  • School Counselors
  • Clerical and Support Staff
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Higher Education

Licensed Professionals

  • Social Workers
  • School Phycologists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Behavioral Health Professionals and Staff
  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Healthcare Providers and Staff

How It Works

ACAS Application Process

Certification Process

For more information on how to maintain your certification, please review our Certification Renewal Policy and Code of Ethics and Standards.

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Our Advanced Certified Autism Specialist certification recognizes an individual’s experience and mastery of Advanced Autism training with an ABA focus.

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