Certified Neurodiversity Sexuality Educator

IBOSP Certified Neurodiversity Sexuality Educators train about a range of topics, including but not limited to sexual health; sexual and reproductive anatomy and physiology; family planning, contraception, and pregnancy/childbirth; sexually transmitted infections; gender identity and roles; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues; sexual function and dysfunction; sexual pleasure; sexual variation; sexuality and disability; sexuality and chronic illness; sexual development across the lifespan; sexual abuse, assault, and coercion; and sexuality across cultures. IBOSP Certified Neurodiversity Sexuality Educators have specific, comprehensive training in neurodiverse populations within the scope of human sexuality and sex therapy.

Who seeks Neurodiversity Sexuality Educator Certification?

Neurodivergent Sexuality Educator certification applicants teach in the classroom at the elementary, secondary, and higher education levels. They may also provide education for groups of children, adolescents, or adults, training for professionals, and outreach and education in community-based, healthcare, corporate, and faith-based settings. Sexuality educators also may design and conduct workshops, courses, and seminars; contribute to the sexuality education literature; develop curriculum; plan and administer programs; deliver lectures; and provide one-on-one client education sessions. Coursework consists of assessment, academic frameworks, and psychoeducational modalities specific to neurodivergent populations.

Why apply for Neurodiversity Sexuality Educator Certification?

Certification as a neurodivergent sexuality educator provides assurance to the public that you have obtained advance training in the field and have the endorsement of an international certifying body, and allows clinicians to feel comfortable working with emerging methodologies specific to neurodivergent clients and sex education practices. Certification also helps you stand out to potential employers and maximize earning potential.

What are the basic eligibility requirements?

  • A current IBOSP membership in good standing
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in the educational field
  • Forty (40) hours of neurodivergent sex education training in neurodivergent frameworks including foundations, cultural diversity, sensory processing, dating and effective somatically based modalities including movement or EMDR.
  • Have two satisfactory colleague references
  • Adherence to the IBOSP Code of Ethics.