SASH Credential Application

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  • Upload Completed Application Form, diploma from each accredited university/college attended, copy of state license for each state where licensed (if applicable), copy of certification from each certifying organization (if applicable), supporting documentation for coursework (transcripts), training tracking form, copy of malpractice insurance, and CV/resume.
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    Certification FAQs

    SASH maintains a standard that profesionals need core knowledge about human sexuality and specific skills training in various topics to effectively work with a client. The following represent the general requirements and the core knowledge prior to seeking the skills educational requirements.
    Applicants that are interested in more than one certification and have the qualifications to apply for two or more at the same time will receive ⅓ off the second and sequential applications. The discount only applies to those applicants applying to more than one certification at the same time.

    Recipients of 3 SASH Clinical Certifications are Automatically Awarded the Distinguished Sex Therapist (DST) Certification which represent the highest level of experience and knowledge in the industry
    Yes, You can split the time between different requirements (e.g. 30 min towards anatomy and physiology, 30 min towards sexual health concerns etc.). However, you cannot use the same training twice.
    Each application is reviewed by the credentialing committee. All applications with complete documentation will be reviewed within 30 days of receipt. Applications that lack all the necessary paperwork to process the application will experience delays. When additional requirements are requested by the committee, the applicant should seek to fulfill those requests in a timely manner. Items left unfulfilled may require the applicant to resubmit. Open applications that are incomplete will be kept open for a period of six (6) months. After that timeframe the applicant may be required to resubmit.
    It depends, training that meets the credential training requirements may be eligible if the training is approved by a continuing education certifying body. Due to the diverse nature of each credential not all hours may be credited toward credential requirements. The committee will review all submitted education and training and if necessary, will request additional information to complete the application process.

    Training organizations approved by the following continuing education certifying bodies likely meet the educational requirements of the individual certifications offered by SASH. It is the responsibility of the training organization offering continuing education to maintain their status as an approved provider from these organizations.

    • American Psychological Association (APA)
    • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
    • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC- ACEP)
    • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
    • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB-ACE)
    • Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
    • NAADAC-The Association for Addiction Professionals
    • Local and state government organizations
    • SASH Continuing Education Provider or Qualified Single Course Provider for SASH Credential CE’s
    Any training can be submitted and is subject to review by the credentialing committee. Trainings must be verifiable.  If there are specific questions related to training credits please contact SASH by writing the Credential Committee at [email protected]
    The SASH annual conference is an excellent place to obtain hours and some sessions have a designation that identifies which education requirements are met by attending. SASH is only one place where hours can be obtained. There are other organizations that offer training meeting the education requirements. If you aren't sure, contact SASH for clarification.
    You will be notified by the SASH Credential Committee once all documentation has been received and processing has begun.
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    You can submit a Qualified Exemption letter to the Credential Committee requesting that your hours apply to the desired certification. The letter will detail how you meet the different education and training requirements as well as professional practice in the field for each desired certification.
    File a formal written complaint about a credential holder to [email protected]
    Problematic Sexual Behavior is an a-theoretical term that describes behaviors which conflict with values, commitments, creates consequences, control is impaired, or violates rules of sexual responsibility.
    Sexual Wellness is the ability of an individual to thrive in their own sexuality. This invokes knowledge of their own sexuality as well as the absence of dysfunction and the pursuit of pleasure.
    Trauma is any life event that shatters fundamental assumptions of how the world works and one's relationship to the world.

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