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Supervisor of Sexuality Educator Requirements

AASECT Requirements for Sexuality Educator Supervisor Certification

I. Membership in AASECT

The applicant will hold Professional, Retired, or Life Membership in AASECT. Ongoing AASECT Sexuality Educator Supervisor Certification requires ongoing AASECT Sexuality Educator Certification. 

II. Experience as an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator

The applicant will have been an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator for at least three (3) years with at least three (3) years professional experience as a sexuality educator. A certified professional must be AASECT certified at least three (3) years before beginning the process of training to become a certified supervisor.

III. Experience as a Sexuality Educator Supervisor

The applicant will have completed a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of “supervision of supervision” of sexuality educators from an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator Supervisor. Contracts for supervision, individual or group, must be completed and approved by AASECT before supervision starts. As noted in the supervision contract, the contract may be terminated by either party with thirty (30) days’ notice for any reason. Supervisors-in-training must work with a minimum of 2 supervisees prior to certification.

The supervision process must occur between twelve (12) to eighteen (18) months duration, but no less than twelve (12) months.

IV. Endorsements 

The applicant will include written endorsements from two (2) professional colleagues other than his/her AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator Supervisor, who are able to evaluate the applicant's fitness for designation as an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator Supervisor. This evaluation is to include assessment of the applicant's knowledge of the general field of human sexuality and specifically providing sexuality education; skill as an educator in general and specifically as a sexuality educator; capacity for serving in the role of a supervisor; general ability to assume responsibilities; and ethical professional behavior.

V. Application & Approval Process

In addition to the appropriate certification application fee ($300), which is non-refundable, the applicant will submit one (1) copy, in English, of the application.

NOTE: AASECT Supervisor status pertains solely to the supervision process of those seeking AASECT Certification status as a Sexuality Educator, Sexuality Counselor, or Sex Therapist Supervisor. AASECT does not condone or encourage anyone to provide supervision that is beyond the scope or jurisdiction of their professional credentials. Each person who provides supervision is responsible for knowing the limitations of their professional credentials.

AASECT Sexuality Educator Supervisor Certification Application