Individual Certification Membership

Our Internationally Recognized Individual Certifications...

Certified Sexologist

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.

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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.

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Individual Certification Requirements:

Academic or Professional Development Training in meeting two (2) of the follow criterias:

  1. Transcript, Diploma or Certificate of Graduation from an Academic Program focused on the above studies (to be approved by the ACS Board of Examiners); or
  2. Transcript(s) documenting 300 hours of academic training related to the field of above studies; or
  3. Documentation of two years of full-time work as a Sexologist, Sex Educator, Academician or Researcher in the field of above studies; or
  4. Life experiences such as filmmaking, author of books, blogs, articles, adult toy retailers, pleasure party consultants and entrepreneurial endeavors. (Eligibility for academic credit based on life experience will be determined at the discretion of the ACS International board.); and
  5. Submission of a completed online application on our website, along with a non-refundable application fee of US$300.00 paid via PayPal upon submission of application. (You will be required to upload copies of required documentation in the online application.)

Certified Members will receive:

  • An attractive certificate, with your name and membership status, suitable for framing.
  • 3 year membership in The American College of Sexologists International.
  • The use of “ACS” following your name and degree(s) to show membership status.
  • The option of listing your name, specialties and contact information on The American College of Sexologists International website (, if you checked the box above.
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