NACS Authorized Educational Sexologist

Educational sexologist / NACS authorised educational sexologist / Educational Sexologist NACS

Educational sexological work should be understood as both teaching and training, as well aspublic health and strategic developmental work, in sexological topics including sexual andreproductive health and rights. Educational sexologists may teach and train in classrooms, provide education for groups or training for professionals. They may also design and implement educational sexual health programs and projects, workshops, conferences, courses, and seminars, develop methods and materials, author sexological textbooks, promote sexual health, deliver lectures, or take part in relevant research in sexological sciences.

If you have questions about your previous authorization and how to apply for the new one, please contact your national association

Academic Qualifications for NACS Authorised Educational Sexologist

The applicant needs to complete and document a minimum of a bachelor degree (180 ECTS).

If you have questions about academic degrees, please contact your national association.

Sexological Education

The applicant needs to complete and document a minimum of 60 ECTS from an sexological educational program.

For information about Sexological Education you can read more on "Recommended Educational Programs" under "Authorization" at the top of this page or contact your national association.

Sexological Practice

The applicant needs to complete and document a minimum of 600 hours of professional experience of which 100 hours should be direct contact hours. 

Sexual Self Acknowledgement - SSA/SAR

The applicant needs to complete and document a minimum of 25 hours of SSA/SAR, where 5  (or 10%) of these hours can be completed individually. We highly recommend all practicing sexologist to obtain more hours of SSA/SAR than the minimum.

If you have questions about SSA/SAR, please contact your national association.

Formal Criteria's

- The applicant needs a Letter of Recommendation from their professional supervisor.

- The applicant must pay a Application Fee to their national association.

For more information on the Application Fee, please contact your national association.

- The applicant must provide documentation of their membership to their national association for a minimum of 2 years.

Ethical Principles

The applicant must to agree to the Ethical Prinicples of The World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) and apply these principles in their work.

For more information about the Ethical Principles you can read more on "Ethical Principles" under "Authorization" at the top of this page.