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

New Online Training for Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) Certification

The Department of Counseling and Educational Development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, ranked third nationally among counseling programs by U.S. News & World Report, has created a 30-hour online training course for the Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) certification.

This course fulfills the specialized training requirement for the ACS certification from the CCE. The ACS is a requirement in many states to act as an independent provider of clinical supervision services.

As well as fulfilling the training requirement for the ACS, this training provides 30 NBCC-approved continuing education clock hours. The cost of the training is $400.

Learn more or register for the online training course today!