Become an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
This is where you can fulfill the training requirement for the ACS credential by completing the Clinical Supervision Certificate (CSC) training program.
Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is a Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) Registered 1005-ACS training provider. This program is approved as an ACS training program.
Full Required Training Program
The CSC Program offers comprehensive information on the knowledge points and approaches required to be an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). This multi-state designation recognizes that a person has met the standards for national professional supervision. The ACS credential demonstrates the clinical supervisor’s knowledge, accountability, experience, specialized training, and dedication to clinical supervision.
Earning the CSC certificate indicates that you have completed a program approved by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) for the Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential, which allows you to apply for the full credential of Approved Clinical Supervisor with the Center for Credentialing and Education. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is a Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) Registered 1005-ACS training provider. This program is approved as an ACS training program.
The Clinical Supervision Certificate Program is for seasoned clinical supervisors or those embarking on their supervision practice. Enrollment in the complete CSC program includes 49 CE hours (10.5 of which are Ethics), the Clinical Supervision Certification, and instruction material covering each of the ten topics required of those seeking the ACS credential.
Completing the CSC program does not guarantee approval to become an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). All applicants should thoroughly review CCE requirements.
Work Towards Earning The ACS With Individual CE Courses
Choose CE courses that cover each of CCE's Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) content areas.
Content Area #1 - Roles and functions of clinical supervisors
Content Area #2 - Theoretical frameworks and models of clinical supervision
Content Area #3 - Supervisory relationship issues
- Understanding and Developing an Effective Clinical Supervision Relationship, 5.5 CE
- Race, Power, and Privilege: Addressing Cross Cultural Dynamics in Supervision, 1.5 CE
Content Area #4 - Methods and techniques for clinical supervision
Content Area #5 - Group supervision
Content Area #6 - Evaluation, remediation, and gatekeeping in supervision
- How Clinical Supervisors Can Adjust Their Evaluative Lens by Understanding the “Zone of Proximal Development", 1.5 CE
- The Ethical Dance with Gatekeeping: The Common Complaints Against Therapists That Supervisors Need to Know, 2 CE
Content Area #7 - Utilization of technology in clinical supervision
Content Area #8 - Administrative procedures and responsibilities related to clinical supervision
- Documentation for Supervisors, 1.5 CE
- Navigating Licensure Supervision Within an Organization, 1 CE
- It’s Not Just Your Name on the Line: How Your Contract Supports Compliance and Standards in Clinical Supervision, 1.5 CE
Content Area #9 - Legal and ethical issues and responsibilities in clinical supervision
Content Area #10 - Culturally responsive clinical supervision
Earn the CSC --- Apply for the ACS
Steps to follow when applying for the ACS
Complete Approved Training
Complete the training as required by CCE by either:
1. Completing the full Clinical Supervision Certificate program which is offered at 60% discount over individual course registration.
2. Complete individual courses that add up to a minimum of 45 CE hours and cover all 10 content areas.
Apply for the Credential
Submit your application to CCE by logging in to the credentialing gateway.
Include the following:
- Your graduate degree and licensing information
- Professional Disclosure Statement
- A copy of your CSC certificate (Proof of required training)
- Supervision Provision Endorsement
- Documentation of your Clinical Experience
Application submission is not a guarantee of acceptance - please refer to credential requirements before applying.