CBS and CBS-C Program Flow

Level 1

Certified Behavioral Sexologist (CBS) Certificate

*focuses on Autism and ID

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Have you read, signed, and returned the Program Manual?

First Class Requirement

BEFORE you take ANY other course in this program you MUST complete - Ethics In Addressing Sexual Behavior #recorded

Go as you go!

Once your required Ethics course has been completed, you can take ANY Level 1 course you are interested in.

After 20 hours of Coursework (CEUs)

First, give yourself a pat on the back! You are 1/3 of the way done with your coursework. Next up you will need to reach out to Nicholas at Empowered to get situated with a supervisor. Please email nicholas.maio@empoweredcenter.com to do so!

Continue Coursework & Supervision

Level 1 Coursework Requirement: 60 hours TOTAL of learning on CEUs by Study Notes ABA Website.

Level 1 Supervision Requirement: 90 hours TOTAL of direct/experience hours. Minimum of 10 hours of group supervision.

At anytime - Attend Sexuality-focused Experiences Evaluation (SEE)

Note: This can occur at ANY time throughout your learning journey with us! It is recommended that this be done early, as it can illuminate what boundaries (emotional; caseload) one may require in doing this type of work. Think of this as the "capstone" of the program. This is a 2-day training, You will earn BACB® CEUs directly from Empowered: A Center For Sexuality LLC upon completion. This is our only in-person requirement for this program. This will be held twice annually, and run by Nicholas! Please email nicholas.maio@empoweredcenter.com to inquire about signup.

Submit for Certificate

Upon completion, participants will send in their Certification application, which will include an overview of all requirements met. You must email BOTH nicholas.maio@empoweredcenter.com & ceu@studynotesaba.com with the subject: "Level 1, CBS Certification Application." You will then be awarded your certificate at no additional cost.

Renewal and Certificate Upkeep

Every 2 years, a total of 10 SBA CEUs will be required for renewal.

  • These do not need to come from our program or this website, but the provider MUST be certified as Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) Provider through the BACB®. Additionally, you may be required to submit a summary/overview to determine if it meets the sexological and behavior-analytic standards of this certificate. We STRONGLY recommend that prior to taking your CEUs for renewal you make sure it meets the criteria for this program (email us!!!).

Processing Fee for Renewal:

  • $100 if CEUs are not from CEUs by Study Notes ABA and/or Empowered.
  • $25 if CEUs are from CEUs by Study Notes ABA and/or Empowered.

Level 2

Certified Behavioral Sexologist for Common Concerns and Couples (CBS-C) Certificate

*focuses on Neurotypical and couples needs

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After completion of Level 1 AND after you have been approved as a certificate holder (i.e., you have received a certificate and a certificate number), you may begin your coursework for Level 2. 

Note: Level 2 does NOT contain a SEE requirement, or a coursework hours requirement prior to supervision.

Level 2 Coursework & Supervision

Level 2 Coursework Requirement: 30 hours ADDITIONAL (90 total) of learning on CEUs by Study Notes ABA Website.

Level 2 Supervision Requirement*: 90 hours TOTAL of direct/experience hours. Minimum of 5 hours of group supervision & 5 hours of individual supervision. *Please email nicholas.maio@empoweredcenter.com to set this up.

Submit for Certificate

Upon completion, participants will send in their certification application, which will include an overview of all requirements met. You must email BOTH nicholas.maio@empoweredcenter.com & ceu@studynotesaba.com with the subject: "Level 2, CBS-C Certification Application." You will then be awarded your certificate at no additional cost. 

Renewal and Certificate Upkeep

Every 2 years, a total of 10 SBA CEUs will be required for renewal.

  • These do not need to come from our program or this website, but the provider MUST be certified as Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) Provider through the BACB®. Additionally, you may be required to submit a summary/overview to determine if it meets the sexological and behavior-analytic standards of this certificate. We STRONGLY recommend that prior to taking your CEUs for renewal you make sure it meets the criteria for this program (email us!!!).

Processing Fee for Renewal:

  • $100 if CEUs are not from CEUs by Study Notes ABA and/or Empowered.
  • $25 if CEUs are from CEUs by Study Notes ABA and/or Empowered.

Note: *This program, itself, is not endorsed or sponsored by the BACB®* It is intended to demonstrate competency and compliance with the BACB® (2020) Code of Ethics when addressing sexual or sociosexual behaviors, including working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community and developing socially-valid behaviors, or teaching about puberty. This program does result in BACB® Learning CEUs, so even though it is not BACB®-endorsed. All students are certified ABA professionals, so it is assumed that students have a basic understanding of the code. CEUs by Study Notes ABA LLC is an Authorized Continuing Education Provider (ACE) approved by the BACB® to offer continuing education (#OP-20-3183).

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