Help Spread the Word — Full Reimbursement for Military Veterans


NAVSO has partnered with the International Board of Credentialing & Continuing Education Standards to provide veterans and their spouses training and certification in the field of autism, and are now accepting new partnerships with veteran organizations that would like to help spread the word.

IBCCES has been approved for 100% reimbursement through the VA and DOD to provide training and certification in autism to veterans. This allows for increased opportunities for veterans who are looking for work in the field of education or therapy, while expanding their knowledge and experience in the field of autism.

For more information on how the program works for veterans, please visit our website here.

If your organization is interested in partnering with NAVSO and IBCCES to spread the word about autism certification, please contact Kristin Chambers at

How Does It Work?

Who Should Have an Autism Certification?

Autism Awareness Month

Certified Autism Specialist Applicants:

Education Professionals

  • Special Education Teachers
  • Special Education Directors
  • School Psychologists
  • Behavior Specialists
  • School Counselors
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Principals
  • School Nurses

Licensed Professionals

  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • BCBA and ABA Professionals
  • Physical Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Clinical Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • RN Nurses


Autism Certificate Applicants:

Education Professionals

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • School Personnel
  • School Bus Drivers
  • Autism Program Support Staff

Licensed Professionals

  • Autism Organization Volunteers
  • ABA Therapists
  • Childcare Directors
  • First Responders
  • Paramedics
  • Police Officers
  • Firemen
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medical Billing Clerks

“Certifications are a perfect tool for Veterans to use to eliminate any barriers related to transition and reintegration. They demonstrate that the Veteran has gone above and beyond to get specialized training that will directly apply to the civilian workforce.”

Lida Citroen

“Certifications which highlight expertise and commitment to career growth set candidates apart in a job search. This is critical for military members transitioning to a career after service.”
— LIDA CITROËN, Personal Branding Specialist & Principal of LIDA360, Working Extensively with Transitioning Veterans