First and foremost, you must meet the requirements for the clinical research requirement set forth by the American Association of Sexuality Educators and Counselors. To obtain the clinical research certification, you must complete and pass an accredited clinical research internship. The internship will involve examining one or more cases in depth in order to gain a thorough understanding of the needs of sexual therapy and sex counseling clients. Your internship may also include clinical research, exploratory discussions with both parents and children, and a research report. Once you have completed the clinical research portion of the exam you will be awarded your clinical research certification. All providers will also require a background and experience to check on you before issuing you a certificate.
Once you have received your certification from the American Association of Sexuality Educators and Counselors, you will need to pay an application and examination fee to the American Association of Sexuality and Counselors. This fee is nonrefundable and is due upon submission of your application. The American Association of Sexuality Educators and Counselors does not conduct reexamination exams. Your certificate will be honored as long as you pay the application and exam fee and remain in good standing with the American Association of Sexuality Educators and Counselors.
If you are seeking new certification, you must pay the application and exam fee required by your state. This exam fee is due upon submission of your application. The following is a list of the different certification and licenses that are offered by the American Association of Sexuality Educators and Counselors. Among these are marriage and family therapist, counselor in private practice, sex therapy and marriage and family therapist and associate degree in sexual education and counseling. Each of these certifications requires specific training, skills, and materials. There is a detailed exam fee schedule available for each certification level.
Appraisal and licensing fees are also required for each of the certifications. To be considered for any of the certifications, you will need the following items: Two years of work experience as a licensed therapist in a field that serves the community or an area of specialization approved by the American Association of Sexuality Educators and Counselors. One year of relevant training from a program approved by the American Association of Sexuality Educators and Counselors or a human resources exam fee. Some states require that candidates for the human resources exam fee pass a skill assessment or a background investigation before becoming certified.
The American Association of Sexuality Educators and Counselors offers engineering certifications at their website. Candidates wishing to become certified in this field must complete and submit an application. Online applications can be completed quickly and they do not incur an application fee.
Candidates applying to become certified in marriage and family therapist must complete and submit an application for this certification. They can complete the application for the certification at the APA site or at a local community college. A cosigner is not required to apply for these certifications. Online applications and exams are available at this site or at a community college.
Applying for this exam fee does not guarantee acceptance into this profession. It is recommended to apply early so as to be considered in the competitive pool. Once certified, individuals will receive a credential and LATE credits. Individuals may be eligible for retraining or additional education if their jobs require that they have these credentials.