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TCASE, in collaboration with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), can help you earn the Autism Certificate.


The Autism Certificate (AC) is available for all professionals employed in a setting that requires you to work or have contact with individuals with autism. This Certificate recognizes professionals dedicated to promoting quality care in the field of Autism. The Autism Certificate does not require a masters degree.


Eligibility Requirements:

Those credentialed with the Autism Certificate (AC) must earn and maintain 14 professional development or CE hours relating to Autism every two years. Documentation of Autism hours are required and are able to be uploaded to your online Autism Certificate (AC)profile. An audit system will be in effect so it is important that professionals maintain records of their continuing education hours.

TCASE members receive a 25% discount on the certification fee. Use the coupon code TCASE.


Professionals that typically apply for the AC Credential include:

Education Professionals
Other Professionals
Classroom Teachers
Autism Organization Volunteers
Childcare Directors
School Personnel
First Responders
School Bus Drivers
Autism Program Support Staff
Police Officers

Application Process:

1. Sign into your TCASE membership profile on the website and complete the form below.

2. Once the form is completed and payment has been received, your information will be sent to IBCCES. Complete the form below.

3. You will receive an email from IBCCES containing further instructions for completing the online application.

4. Eligible candidates will be issued a credential number and receive a wallet ID card by mail. Your credential number can be verified by employers at


Registry Fee:

Registry application fee includes public search and certification number for approved applicants.

Autism Certificate Registry Fee* (valid for two years):

TCASE Member: $221.25              Non-member: $295.00

Autism Certificate Renewal (every two years):
TCASE Member: $111.75                 Non-member: $149.00


*The Registry fee will be refunded if the applicant is not approved.
TCASE members can receive a 25% discount on the credentialing fee.


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