Frequently Asked Questions
The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), was established in 2001 to meet the training credentialing needs of professionals who work with individuals with special needs and cognitive disorders. IBCCES has since expanded into over 40 different countries with training centers and members across the globe.
IBCCES established the industry standards for the Certified Autism Specialist™ and the Board Certified Cognitive Specialist™. These two programs are recognized around the world as the leading benchmark for training and certification in the areas of Autism and other cognitive disorders. In addition to the two flagship programs, IBCCES has multiple certification programs designed around cognitive disorders.
We have established the industry standards for the Certified Autism Specialist, Autism Certificate and the Board Certified Cognitive Specialist. These credentials ensure that professionals remain current and up to date in the field of autism and other cognitive disorders. We ensure competency by requiring that individuals remain up to date in the field, comply with a rigorous list of requirements, participate in ongoing education and pass a competency examination.