Kink Professional Certification
IBOSP Kink Professional Certification is for individuals who work in sexual wellness including body-based practitioners, as well as educators, counselors, clergy, coaches, consultants, mental health, or healthcare professionals. These professionals work with individuals in relationships who engage in alternative sexuality, BDSM, and Kink. IBOSP Certified Kink Professionals have specific, comprehensive training and are kink-aware and kink-positive.
Who seeks Kink Professional Certification?
Professionals, educators, counselors, clergy, coaches, consultants, mental health, or healthcare professionals, who work with individuals and people in relationships who engage in alternative sexuality, BDSM, and Kink. Certified Kink Professionals take an informed and kink positive approach to talking about and working with individuals who enjoy kink, BDSM, and other alternative sexualities.
Why Apply for Kink Professional Certification?
The Kink Professional Certification provides assurance to the public that you have obtained advanced training in, are knowledgeable about, and positive in your approach to alternative sexualities.
What are the basic eligibility requirements?
- A current IBOSP membership in good standing
- A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
- A minimum of 100 hours of experience working with individuals and people in relationships who engage in alternative sexuality, BDSM, and Kink.
- Documentation of twenty-six (26) hours of kink training including topics such as foundations, kink and mental health, and ego-dystonic sexual expression, integrating kink and harm reduction, and clinical issues regarding the negotiation of consent.
- A minimum of 50 hours of direct coaching experience working with individuals and people in the kink community.
- Have two satisfactory colleague references completed by a licensed mental health, medical, or sexuality professional or IBOSP member.
- Adherence to the IBOSP Code of Ethics.