Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), in providing an electronic tracking system for professional development hours in the field of autism, is now offering autism certificates to working professionals dedicated to promoting quality care through its Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) site. Marketed as a “specialist certification agency” for professionals working with individuals on the autism spectrum, certifiedautismspecialist.com says its affordable certification as either a Certified Autism Specialist or an Autism Certificate can increase earning potential, demonstrate commitment to parents and colleagues, meet district specialization requirements and IDEA compliance and improve school grant qualifications.
“A Certified Autism Specialist is defined as an individual who is responsible for the support and/or services provided to an individual on the autism spectrum that directly relates to the professional’s scope of practice,” explains autism expert Stephen Shore, Ed.D., member of the Certified Autism Specialist Advisory Board. “Whether an individual is new to the jobs working with autism field or is a seasoned practitioner, the CAS seal of approval demonstrates his or her autism CE or professional development hours are monitored through the IBCCES electronic tracking system. Our online application documents one’s education level, experience and professional developmental hours all in one place, while name and verification number can be viewed on the IBCCES public registry by employers and other third parties.”
According to Dr. Shore and Michelle Killian, Director of IBCCES professionals that typically apply for the CAS Credential include Special Education teachers and directors, school psychologists and counselors, classroom teachers, principals and school nurses, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, RN nurses and recreational therapists.
The Autism Certificate (AC) is available for all professionals employed in a setting which requires work or contact with individuals with autism. The Certificate recognizes professionals dedicated to promoting quality care in the field of autism, and does not require a Master’s Degree. Professionals that typically apply for the AC Credential, according to IBCCES representatives, include classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, school personnel, school bus drivers and autism program support staff amongst others.
More information regarding the Autism Certificates and the autism spectrum certificate program online can be found by visiting http://www.certifiedautismspecialist.com and clicking on the “Apply for the Autism Certificate” button.
About the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards
IBCCES is a business league and registry for professionals that specialize in the professional development of continuing education. In addition to verifying applicants’ information and specific continuing education earned, the IBCCES assists state licensing boards with auditing as well as industry associations and university programs with seeking continuing education services. Its mission remains to recognize and promote autism professionals who further their education through continuing education and professional development in their field.
The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards can be reached by calling (877) 717-6543. For more information visit http://www.ibcces.org.