AET supports the emerging profession of educational therapy!
- AET provides a proud professional identity.
- AET sets the standards and defines the practice of educational therapy.
- AET encourages the highest level of professional excellence of its members through standards that support high levels of competency.
- AET disseminates information about educational therapy to the public.
- AET invests in the future of the profession and the practice of educational therapy through involvement in issues of professional interest and importance.
- AET lobbies for public funding of educational therapy and public policy issues that affect people with learning disabilities and other learning disorders.
AET members participate in an organization that maintains high professional standards in the interdisciplinary field of educational therapy.
The Associate ET Membership is the first step on the pathway of AET's Professional membership track.
- Open to individuals who have met AET's basic professional academic requirements.
- Associate ET membership is a interim, required step toward ET/Professional membership.
- Dues $225/year plus a one-time application processing fee of $35.
- As an Associate member, you are required to complete 10 hours (not units) of continuing education annually. Click here to find AET's continuing education guidelines.
The ET/P® Membership is the next step for Associate Educational Therapists.
- Newly approved Associate Educational Therapists may immediately begin meeting the Direct Service Hour and Supervision requirements for Educational Therapist/Professional (ET/P®) membership.
- Educational Therapists/Professional (ET/P®) members are considered full professional members qualified to practice independantly.
- Dues remain at $225 per year; but there is no additional application fee.
- As an ET/P® member, you are required to complete 10 hours (not units) of continuing education annually.
The Board Certified Membership is the highest level of professional qualification recognized by AET.
- Open to ET/Professional (ET/P®) members in good standing for at least one year
- Must meet additional requirements specified by the AET Certification Board.
- As a BCET® member, you are required to complete 10 hours (not units) of continuing education annually. Click here to find AET's continuing education guidelines.
The Student Membership is open to all students who can verify they are enrolled in a university or college program, leading to qualification at the Associate ET Membership.
- Proof of enrollment, in the form of enrollment documents from school, required. Copies of class schedules accepted.
- Online application available; must be followed up by supplying proof of enrollment within 30 days of joining. (Membership cancelled after 30 days if proof of enrollment not received by the office.)
- Student classification is good for two membership terms of one year each, after which new proof of ongoing school enrollment must be provided.
Allied Professional Members
Allied Membership is for licensed professionals in fields related to educational therapy, including:
- clinical psychologists
- developmental pediatricians
- licensed clinical social workers
- marriage and family therapists
- educational psychologists
- licensed professional counselors
- speech-language pathologists
- occupational therapists
- developmental optometrists
- school or learning center directors
Please note: Educators are not considered “Allied Professionals” and are encouraged to join either as Associate ETs or General members.
Allied Professionals may join using the online application and submitting proof of licensure. Dues are $150 per year.
General membership is offered to educators who are not educational therapists but who have an interest in the field, parents who are seeking tools to assist them in being effective advocates for their children, and others who have an interest in individuals with learning differences and the mission of AET. General membership dues are $125 per year.
Retired membership status is available to any individual who has been an active ET/Professional, Allied Professional, or Board Certified Educational Therapist member in good standing for at least three consecutive years and is retiring from their chosen field.