Why Choose Us?
The ACS is recognized worldwide for its rigorous standards in granting certification for training in sexology and erotology. The approved schools and institutions on our comprehensive list of qualified organizations provide you with the expertise you need to fulfill our certification, which opens doors to opportunities globally in the field of sexuality. A certificate from the American College of Sexologists International means that students, interns and professionals have not only met the requirements of training, but that they are a member of a community committed to the sexual health and well-being of world citizens everywhere.
ACS offers certification in Clinical Sexology, Education, Erotology, Somatic Sexology, Esoteric Sexology, Alternative Lifestyle Sexology and Adult Toys & Novelties. A formal degree or 300 hours in one of the related fields will qualify you for an ACS certification, and you can refer to our list of approved institutions to learn more about the courses and programs offered in this field. For more information on the programs we certify, click here: GET CREDENTIALS
As a courtesy to our membership, we provide the service of listing each name on our roster free of charge. Our philosophy is that sharing ideas in the growing study of sexuality aids in the promotion of sex positivity globally, so we encourage our members to reach out to each other, learn from each other, and create new pathways to strengthen the discipline.
If you prefer to stay anonymous, we respect your wishes and will not post your name on our directory listing.
Which Membership is best for you?
An ACS Certified Sexologist will have credentials that qualify them to offer sex therapy, sex counseling or sexological research and hold a doctoral level or terminal degree in their chosen field from an accredited or approved institution of higher learning. Those practicing in states requiring licenses to practice sex therapy, sex counseling, (often an extension of Mental Health Counseling or Marriage and Family Counseling or Psychology/Psychiatry licensing) may use their license in lieu of a doctorate.
An ACS Certified Sex Educator will have credentials that qualify them to offer instruction, training, and education in the field of human sexuality and sexology, such as professors and instructors, love coaches, sex coaches, seminar speakers, book authors and workshop facilitators. Competency must be demonstrated through academic and/or experiential training or equivalent in Sex Education.
An ACS Certified Institute Program will have credentials that qualify them to offer training related programs in Human Behavior, Public Health, Sex Education, Relationship, Love, Intimacy or Sex Coaching, Sexology, Erotology, Somatic, Esoteric, Alternative Lifestyle or Adult Toys and Novelties.