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STAGE ONE: Complete Prerequisites
  1. Review the Certification Website for a detailed program overview and download the TEACCH Certified Practitioner Checklist for future reference.
  2. Five-Day Classroom Training
    1. Completed within the past five years
    2. Retain your Certificate of Attendance
  3. Beyond the Basics Seminar
    1. Completed within the past five years
    2. Retain your Certificate of Attendance
    3. Five-Day Classroom Training must be completed at least three months prior to attending Beyond the Basics
  4. Scope of Work Statement
    1. Parameters: short essay format; less than one page in length
    2. Content: describe in your own words how you have implemented TEACCH® principles in your work setting for a minimum of one year after completing Five-Day Classroom Training
  5. To request an application, submit the following to TEACCH
    1. Certificates of Attendance
      1. Five-Day Classroom Training
      2. Beyond the Basics Seminar
    2. Scope of Work Statement 
STAGE TWO: Application and Certification Exam
  1. Submit the following to TEACCH
    1. Completed Certified Practitioner Application
    2. Resume or CV
    3. Copy of Professional Credentials or Licenses
    4. Letters of Reference (3)
  2. Receive approval to proceed and payment link for application and exam fees ($500 USD)
  3. Receive exam link from Certifications Office and complete certifications exam
    1. Format: 100 Multiple Choice Questions, 10 Essays
    2. Content draws from Five-Day Classroom and Beyond the Basics events
  4. Complete a Zoom meeting with the Certifications Review Committee
STAGE THREE: Portfolio Review and Certification Completion
  1. Once approved, you will receive instructions for completing a portfolio
  2. Complete and mail a hard-copy portfolio
    1. All portfolios must be mailed as a hard copy.
    2. USB, CD, and digital formats will NOT be accepted.
  3. Notify the Certifications Office that the portfolio has been mailed
  4. Once received, the Certifications Office will email a payment link
  5. Pay the portfolio review and certifications fee ($500 USD)
  6. Complete a Zoom meeting with the Certifications Review Committee
  7. When the portfolio is approved by the Certifications Review Committee:
    1. Submit a signed three-year letter of agreement
    2. Submit a completed web directory form and professional headshot (optional)
  8. Receive a three-year certificate from the Certifications Office
STAGE FOUR: Certification Renewal
  1. Within a three-year period, complete 16 continuing professional development hours in the field of ASD, which includes:
    1. At least eight (8) hours in TEACCH® sponsored events (see TEACCH Training Calendar) or AFIRM Modules
    2. The additional eight (8) hours can be from any other ASD workshops or conferences
  2. Submit a completed renewal application
  3. Once approved, the Certifications Office will email a payment link ($225 USD)
    1. A three-year certificate will be mailed upon payment
  • Use the title of TEACCH® Certified Practitioner (use of the TEACCH logo is restricted to current TEACCH employees only)
  • The certification is valid for 3 years
  • Name listed on the TEACCH Certified Practitioner Directory
  • Demonstrate activities, share information, and consult on TEACCH principles and practices only within your own work setting
  • Receive two hours of consultative support per certification period at no charge
  • Receive a 10% discount to TEACCH-sponsored conferences, trainings, and approved seminars in North Carolina (see TEACCH Training Calendar)
  • Cannot train, formally teach, or conduct workshops on TEACCH® principles and practices outside of your organization
  • Click the links to see current registration fees for the prerequisite trainings:
  • Total TEACCH Certified Practitioner Fee: $1000 USD
    • Application and Exam Fee:$500 USD
    • Portfolio Review and Certification Fee: $500 USD

For additional questions or more information, please contact:
UNC TEACCH Autism Program – Certifications
CB#7180, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7180
Email: | Phone: 919.966.8191