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Supervisor of Sexuality Educator Requirements

AASECT Requirements for Sexuality Educator Supervisor Certification

For the next year (beginning on October 1, 2017), qualified AASECT Certified Sexuality Educators (CSE) with a minimum of three years of professional experience supervising other sexuality educators will be able to apply for Sexuality Educator Supervisor Certification Under Temporary Special Circumstances. The requirements are listed below.  

Please note that beginning October 1, 2018, when the standard process for applying for AASECT CSES Certification resumes, all applicants will need 30 hours of documented consultation with an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator Supervisor. Additional information regarding standard requirements will be available on the AASECT website closer to the end of the temporary ‘special circumstances’ period.  

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 with at least three (3) years of professional experience as a sexuality educator.

III. Summary of Selected Supervision Experience

The applicant will submit a written summary of two – four pages of the applicant's supervision of at least one sexuality educator supervisee, including the applicant's supervisory style and the utilization of concepts deemed appropriate to the specific educational setting. The summary should focus on the supervisory process. 

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 provides supervision is responsible for knowing the limitations of their professional credentials.

AASECT Sexuality Educator Supervisor Certification Under Special Circumstances Application