SEXOLOGIST DIRECTORY

Certification Requirements:

The American Board of Sexology is ever evolving with the times and has made some changes in types of certifications and certification requirements.  There is a certification and place in the professional Directory of Sexology for everyone in the field.  Please read below to know the best option for your career path.

The ABS currently has four (4) certifications options to fit with your background: Apprentice in Sexology, Certified Sexologist, Board Certified Diplomate, Retired Sexologist and Mentor.

Apprentice in Sexology:

  • The Apprentice in Sexology certification is designed for the student or new professional in the field of Sexology.  It is a fantastic certification and proof of dedication to the field for those seeking employment by other psychology professionals, private practices,  doctor offices, therapy counselor centers and psychotherapy type hospitals looking for specialized sexologists.  Apprentice members can be enrolled in a sexology program or school working toward a certificate or diploma.  The Directory Listing for this certification does not include a physical office location field or business address. An Apprentice also does not have voting rights for the Board elections. Note: When you are ready upgrade to a Certified Sexologist or Board Certified Diplomate, you only need to pay the difference for the change.

Certified Sexologist:

  • The Certified Sexologist certification is for the professional in the field of Sexology with a finishing degree (BA, BS, MS, Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D. etc..) in Sexology, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Sex Education or related, or a certificate in Sexology, Sex Coaching, Sex Therapy or related sex therapist field, or practicing sexology within the capacity of a private practice, organization, corporation, college, school, or therapist setting.  The Directory Listing for this certification includes all fields with backlinks to the professionals business, social media and publications.  Unfortunately, a Certified Sexologist does not have voting rights for the Board elections.

Board Certified Diplomate:

  • The Board Certified Diplomate is for the professional in the field of Sexology with a finishing degree (BA, BS, MS, Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D. etc..) in Sexology, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Sex Education or related, or a certificate in Sexology, Sex Coaching, Sex Therapy or related sex therapist field, or practicing sexology within the capacity of a private practice, organization, corporation, college, school, or therapist setting.  The recipient of this certification typically has seven (7) or more years in the profession and typically has a Ph.D. in the field of Sexology. The applicant is required to have a peer review (unless waved by the Board), pass the competency exam (unless waved by the Board), and undergo a final review and acceptance by the ABS Board.  The Directory Listing for this certification includes all fields with backlinks to the professionals business, social media and publications.  A Board Certified Diplomate has voting rights for the Board elections and can participate as an official.

Retired Sexologist & Mentor:

  • The Retired Sexologist & Mentor certification is somewhat self explanatory and is for the professional who is at the end of their career and ready to give back. As a mentor, this seasoned professional can pass on their wisdom to those new to the field or expecting to sit in the chair of being a therapist. Previous Board Certified Sexologist and Certified Sexologist with the American Board of Sexology can roll into this certification with no further action. Retired professionals in the field do need to meet the basic qualifications of the Certified Sexologist before acquisition. Unfortunately, a Retired Sexologist & Mentor does not have voting rights for the Board elections.

Competency Exam:

Note: All in-person competency exam testing has been been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We are currently working on an online version of the test.

Background Check:

The American Board of Sexology will perform a background check on all new applicants for its certifications. Background checks are performed by an independent third-party organization not related or directly affiliated to any Board member or the American Board of Sexology. The agreed upon background check process includes the verification of degrees, certifications earned, educational institutions, business addresses, contact information, publications, criminal background, and years in the profession. Please note, we do not request a credit check, financial records or previous client or patient reviews.

Directory Listing:

All certificate holders receive an online profile in the Directory Listing with backlinks to the professionals social media, education, publications, websites, email, phone, business information (not available for Apprentice in Sexology and limited in the FREE Listings), photo and a biography.  The Directory Listing is also FREE to those still considering the American Board of Sexology as an option. The FREE Directory Listing is limited in display and lacks the backlinking to the professionals social media, business and website information. These features are exclusive to ABS certificate holders.

Peer Review:

We require a two (2) peer reviews or a review from a professor from the graduating institution for a Board Certified Diplomate.  This may be waved by the Board for various reasons including verified educational institutions, published works, or years working in the field.

Board Approval:

Applicants applying for the Board Certified Diplomate will require Board approval before receiving the certification. Failure of the Board approval can be appealed by written email explain why the applicant should be approved and attached proof of eligibility.

Printable Secured Digital Certification:

Access to the Sexology Forums:

Forums https://americanboardofsexology.org/sexology/

An Investment in your Sexology Profession

An Investment in Your Profession:

You can assure clientele of professional competence. If you deal with human sexuality in a clinical setting, you should be certified by The American Board of Sexology.

Through certification by The American Board of Sexology, practitioners establish their competence and achievements in sexology in association with a dynamic organization setting standards for clinical sexologists, sex therapists, counselors and researchers as well as educators. Clientele recognize the ABS certification as assurance that professionals meet established standards in education, experience, and moral standards in the specialized field of Sexology.

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The Board and its Certifications:

Thru its attention to quality assurance to the public of Certified Sexologists and Diplomates, the American Board of Sexology’s Board has grown its members steadily over the past 35 years. In a recent renewal period, the board experienced the highest percentage of renewals of any similar period in our history. Certified Sexologists and Diplomates have continued to maintain their certifications over renewal periods and you will be with a solid, growing organization.

The American Board of Sexology holds in great esteem those who have gained the highest degrees in subjects dealing with sexology, and experience gained in clinical, head to head interactions with clientele in real life situations. M.D.’s, Ph.D.’s, D.S.W.’s, Psy.D.’s and others currently working in clinical setting dealing with human sexuality are invited to apply for certification by The American Board of Sexology.  Please read the requirements to become a Certified Sexologist or a Diplomate.

An Investment in your Sexology Profession

The Board and its Certifications:

Thru its attention to quality assurance to the public of Certified Sexologists and Diplomates, the American Board of Sexology’s Board has grown its members steadily over the past 35 years. In a recent renewal period, the board experienced the highest percentage of renewals of any similar period in our history. Certified Sexologists and Diplomates have continued to maintain their certifications over renewal periods and you will be with a solid, growing organization.

The American Board of Sexology holds in great esteem those who have gained the highest degrees in subjects dealing with sexology, and experience gained in clinical, head to head interactions with clientele in real life situations. M.D.’s, Ph.D.’s, D.S.W.’s, Psy.D.’s and others currently working in clinical setting dealing with human sexuality are invited to apply for certification by The American Board of Sexology.  Please read the requirements to become a Certified Sexologist or a Diplomate.

Certified Sexologist:

Certified Sexologist is for the professional specializing the field of Clinical Sexology with a background in Sex Therapy, Sexual Psychology, or any related field as a Sexologist practitioner. This certification prefers a finishing degree of a Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate or Ph.D. in Psychology, Human Sciences, Nursing, Psychiatry, Medical field or any other related field including the study of sexology. Other certifications in sexology or sexual therapy from a recognized organizations will be taken in consideration. A Certified Sexologist, unlike a Board Certified Diplomate, does not require a Ph.D. for certification. Click here for more information.

Certified Sexologist:

Certified Sexologist is for the professional specializing the field of Clinical Sexology with a background in Sex Therapy, Sexual Psychology, or any related field as a Sexologist practitioner. This certification prefers a finishing degree of a Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate or Ph.D. in Psychology, Human Sciences, Nursing, Psychiatry, Medical field or any other related field including the study of sexology. Other certifications in sexology or sexual therapy from a recognized organizations will be taken in consideration. A Certified Sexologist, unlike a Board Certified Diplomate, does not require a Ph.D. for certification. Click here for more information.

Board Certified Diplomate:

Board Certified Diplomate is for the highly specialized Sexologist with a post graduate degree and working in the field of Sexology.  This professional typically hold a Ph.D., M.D., Psy.D. or other qualifying degree of higher education or a finishing degree in the field of Sexology. Click here to learn more.

Board Certified Diplomate:

Board Certified Diplomate is for the highly specialized Sexologist with a post graduate degree and working in the field of Sexology.  This professional typically hold a Ph.D., M.D., Psy.D. or other qualifying degree of higher education or a finishing degree in the field of Sexology. Click here to learn more.

Apprentice in Sexology Membership:

We have a lower price entry point for the college student or entry level professional not yet qualified in the profession but working on becoming a Clinical Sexologist.  Becoming a member and listing yourself  shows that you are serious about your profession. By making yourself visible allows other professionals the potential to offer you an opportunity to work within their practice. Only $8.25 a month.

Apprentice in Sexology Membership:

We have a lower price entry point for the college student or entry level professional not yet qualified in the profession but working on becoming a Clinical Sexologist.  Becoming a member and listing yourself  shows that you are serious about your profession. By making yourself visible allows other professionals the potential to offer you an opportunity to work within their practice. Only $8.25 a month.

Retired Sexologist Mentor Membership:

The Retired Sexologist Mentor Membership is designed for those professionals who no longer have a regular working hours, working with new clients, or does not have an office of practice, but still want to mentor young students in the field. The lower price point is in respect for professional not bringing in a traditional business income.  Only $8.25 a month.

Retired Sexologist Mentor Membership:

The Retired Sexologist Mentor Membership is designed for those professionals who no longer have a regular working hours, working with new clients, or does not have an office of practice, but still want to mentor young students in the field. The lower price point is in respect for professional not bringing in a traditional business income.  Only $8.25 a month.

Professional Sexologist Update Directory Listing:

You can update your Professional Membership Sexologist Directory Listing. This process is FREE and is available to all membership levels including Apprentice Membership, Retired Membership and FREE Membership. The FREE Membership is limited and this form is all you need to do.

To add your image to the Directory listing, please create a User Account here and upload your image in a square 250 pixel by 250 pixel (3.472 inch X 3.472inch) in Jpeg (.JPG), Adobe (.PNG) or .GIF format.

Professional Sexologist Update Directory Listing:

You can update your Professional Membership Sexologist Directory Listing. This process is FREE and is available to all membership levels including Apprentice Membership, Retired Membership and FREE Membership. The FREE Membership is limited and this form is all you need to do.

To add your image to the Directory listing, please create a User Account here and upload your image in a square 250 pixel by 250 pixel (3.472 inch X 3.472inch) in Jpeg (.JPG), Adobe (.PNG) or .GIF format.