Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)

Approved Clinical Supervisor

History behind the ACS

The ACS was originally started by NBCC in 1997. In January 2001, the ACS was transitioned to CCE to open the certification to mental health professionals who have obtained licensure or certification in a related discipline. Under NBCC, only NCCs were able to qualify for the certification.

Why become an ACS?

The ACS credential attests to the educational background, knowledge, skills, and competencies of the approved clinical supervisor.

Purposes of the ACS Credential:

  • Identify Mental Health Professions who have met national professional supervision standards
  • Promote the professional identity, visibility, and accountability of clinical supervisors
  • Encourage the professional growth of clinical supervisors