ASDCS

Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist

Who is Eligible

Independently licensed, master’s prepared professionals, including:

  1. Registered Counsellor
  2. Registered Psychologist
  3. Social Worker
  4. Doctor of Medicine
  5. Advanced practice nurse
  6. Credentialed mental health nurse
  7. Psychiatrist

Learn more about who can become certified in autism spectrum disorder from our detailed list of eligible ASDCS professionals.

Training Requirements

A minimum of 18 hours of CPD in specific autism topics. Learn more about ASDCS certification training requirements.

Pre-approved, 3rd party trainings that meet the training requirements for ASDCS certification include:

  1. Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist Intensive Training (ASDCS) by PESI - Certification Included!
  2. Autism Certification Course: Strengths-Based CBT, Behavior, Sensorimotor, Social Strategies & More by PESI - Certification Included!
  3. Affirming Neurodiversity with Strengths- and Abilities-Based Interventions by PESI - Certification Included!

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for ASDCS certification? Submit a copy of or link to the course title, speaker, outline and learning objectives to info@evergreencertifications.com for review.

Please note that Evergreen Certifications does not offer CPD, all training must be purchased directly through the accredited training organization. Training is not included in the certification fee.

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. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional registration, credential, or membership
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CPD or completion certificate
  3. Remit your initial application payment of 249.99 USD online

Renewal

To maintain ASDCS certification, a renewal is required after your initial 2-year certification. A 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours of CPD 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 registration, credential, or membership
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CPD or completion certificate
  3. Remit your ASDCS renewal fee of 149.99 USD online

Learn more about renewing your ASDCS certification with Evergreen Certifications.

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