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At the June 2023 Meeting, the Board of Directors passed a revision to the policy bring requirements for ET/P® and BCET® levels into alignment as they relate to one's Master's Degree. The revision also provides a possible path to Board Certification for those with Masters Degrees not specifically focused on education.


ET/P® applicants are required to have met all academic qualifications required for Associate status and must be current Associate members. BCET® applicants must be current ET/P® members in good standing for a minimum of one year. ET/P® membership criteria shall include meeting AET’s academic requirements for Associate level and one of the following:

  • Master’s degree in educational therapy, special education, general education or

  • Master’s degree in a discipline that focuses on human development, has a clinical training component, focuses on an individual’s strengths and needs, or

  • Master’s or a terminal degree related to the intended focus of educational therapy practice.

If an applicant has a Master’s degree in a field not covered above, the Membership Committee will verify that:

  • The applicant’s training qualifies them to purchase and administer B Level assessments. 

  • The applicant will sign a statement attesting that they meet these criteria.

  • The applicant has taken a course that includes research design, methodology, data collection techniques, statistical analysis, and ethical considerations or has authored research published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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