Become a SASH Certified Therapist

SASH offers a rigorous credentialing process that is unique to the sexual health industry. The SASH certifications are the only credentials in the industry that comprehensively address specific areas of sexual health.

As the first of its kind, SASH offers certification opportunities in Problematic Sexual Behavior, Sexual and Relational Trauma, Sexual Wellness, and Sexual Offending. Clinicians can apply for one or more of the specialized certifications to emphasize their experience and knowledge as a leading professional in the industry. All qualified clinicians possess a stock of general human sexuality knowledge.

To truly accentuate your knowledge, professionals holding three or more certifications can apply to be certified as a Distinguished Sex Therapist, communicating to the world your advanced expertise.

The process of becoming certified involves education/training, consultation/supervision, and clinical experience. All certifications require general education in human sexuality and a Sexual Attitudes Reevaluation (SAR) or a similar workshop such as the Sexual Attitudes and Values Overview and Reevaluation (SAVOR) available from SASH.

When all education/training, consultation/supervision and clinical experience requirements have been met an application can be submitted. The application and supporting materials will be evaluated by the application committee and a recommendation will be made for approval.

Approved Training

Training providers approved by the following continuing education certifying bodies likely meet the educational requirements of the individual certifications offered by SASH. It is the responsibility of the training provider offering continuing education to maintain their status as an approved provider from these organizations.

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC- ACEP)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB-ACE)
  • Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
  • NAADAC-The Association for Addiction Professionals

Become a SASH Credential CE Provider

SASH approved CE providers are organizations or individuals dedicated to following the standards set forth by SASH for providing quality educational opportunities that meet the requirements to become certified by SASH.

Provider Types

Approved Provider An Approved Provider can offer an unlimited number of courses during an approval period in any approved delivery format. (Live in-person event and/or live video conference event delivery format; or home study delivery format.)

Single Course Provider– Single Course Providers can offer a single course an unlimited number of times during an approval period in a live event delivery format only (live in-person or live video conference).


Approved Provider – unlimited courses during approval period (Live event or home study delivery format) $350 / two years one delivery format (live or home study) OR $400 / two years – both delivery formats.

Single Course Provider– present a single course unlimited times during approval period (live event delivery format only) $100 / two years.

Application Periods

The application periods are January 30 and July 30. Applications must be received 60 days prior to the program date for a full review by the SASH CE Committee. 

In order to offer, advertise, and grant SASH continuing education credit, the Provider must either receive Approved Provider status from SASH, or receive Single Course approval from SASH to grant credit. All Approved Continuing Education Providers and Single Course Providers must comply with the requirements outlined in this SASH Continuing Education Provider Standards.

Continuing Education Standards

CE  Provider Application

Multi Session CE application

Live Multi Session CE application

Home Study Multi Session CE application

Sample Documents

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