Board Certified Diplomate Certification

The Board Certified Diplomate is for the professional in the field of Sexology with a finishing degree (Masters Degree, Doctorate, Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D. etc..) in Sexology, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Sex Education or a closely related degree of higher education. A certificate from an educational institution recognized by the American Board of Sexology in Sexology, Sex Coaching, Sex Therapy or related sex therapist field with 4+ years of practice in the field as a therapist, educator, business owner, employee of a institution would also qualify. The applicant application is undergo the education, license, employment verifications and background check, pass the competency exam (unless waived by the Board), and undergo a final review by two (2) peer Board members for acceptance.

Note: The competency exam is  not required at this time and is being redesigned for online.

We are glad to see that you take your profession seriously and want to be a part of the largest group of professional Sexologists worldwide.  Please follow the steps below to receive your certification. (Note: If this is a renewal, please follow the below steps as this process was implemented on 1/1/2023)

  • Create your User Account if you have not done so already.  You can also create an account during the checkout process. (Note: You will need to do the next step to be approved for the Certification)

  • Next, you will want to create and add information to your Directory Listing. This information is used by our team to validate your education, experience, training, credentials, and perform all necessary background checks. (Note: Do not add confidential items you do not want viewed by the public)

  • Upload you Directory Listing Photo so we can verify who you are and others viewing your profile can rest assure that they are working with a professional. (Note: All profiles must have a photo of the professional being certified.)

We ask that you are truthful when filling out the Directory Listing. Our team of specialists will verify this information in the process of awarding you your certification and acceptance into the American Board of Sexology.

Our team can typically preform verifications on the information provided within 72 hours of an application submission.  Once approved by the Board, your information and ABS Certification will be seen in the Directory Listing. You will also receive the official secure Adobe .PDF printable version by email.

Any updates to your Directory Listing Photo may take 48 hours to be displayed. Our software is designed to verify the authenticity of the image being submitted.