Become a Certified Consultant

AASP members are invited to apply to become a CC-AASP. Candidates must agree to support the objectives of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and abide by the provisions of its ethical code.

 Deadlines for submitting applications for review by the Certification Review Committee:

  • February 1
  • June 1
  • September 1

Determine which route to certification is for you. Click on the links below to learn about the specific requirements and to download the appropriate application form.


Standard Application Requirements

An overview of the standard application requirements is provided below. Click here to download the Standard Application Form and for more specific details regarding the requirements.

The applicant must:

  • be a current member of AASP at the time of application;
  • have earned a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or non U.S. equivalent) in an area clearly related to sport science or psychology;
  • have completed the coursework/educational requirements;
  • have completed the mentored experience requirements..

Coursework/Educational Requirements:

  • Knowledge of professional ethics and standards
  • Knowledge of the sport psychology subdisciplines of intervention/performance enhancement, health/exercise psychology, and social psychology of sport
  • Knowledge of the biomechanical and/or physiological bases of sport
  • Knowledge of the historical, philosophical, social, or motor behavior bases of sport
  • Knowledge of psychopathology and its assessment
  • Training designed to foster basis skills in counseling
  • Knowledge of skills and techniques within sport or exercise
  • Knowledge of research design, statistics, and tests and measures
  • Knowledge of the biological bases of behavior
  • Knowledge of the cognitive-affective bases of behavior
  • Knowledge of the social bases of behavior
  • Knowledge of individual behavior

Mentored Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 400 total hours of mentored experience spent in preparation and delivery of sport psychology/performance enhancement services
  • Minimum of 100 of the total hours must be spent working with individuals or groups
  • Minimum of 40 of the total hours must be spent in mentorship received from an approved mentor

Steps to Becoming a CC-AASP via the Standard Application route:

  1. Complete doctoral degree, educational/coursework, and 400-hour mentored experience requirements.
  2. Submit Standard Application Form and supporting documentation and materials (e.g., official transcripts, course syllabi)
  3. Receive approval for certification by the Certification Review Committee. Applications are reviewed three times per year, following the February 1st, June 1st, and September 1st application deadlines

 

Provisional Application Requirements

An overview of the provisional application requirements is provided below. Click here to download the Provisional Application Form and for more specific details regarding the requirements.

The applicant must:

  • be a current member of AASP at the time of application;
  • have earned a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or non U.S. equivalent) in an area clearly related to sport science or psychology;
  • have completed the coursework/educational requirements;
  • have completed the mentored experience requirements.

Coursework/Educational Requirements:

  • Knowledge of professional ethics and standards
  • Knowledge of the sport psychology subdisciplines of intervention/performance enhancement, health/exercise psychology, and social psychology of sport
  • Knowledge of the biomechanical and/or physiological bases of sport
  • Knowledge of the historical, philosophical, social, or motor behavior bases of sport
  • Knowledge of psychopathology and its assessment
  • Training designed to foster basis skills in counseling
  • Knowledge of skills and techniques within sport or exercise
  • Knowledge of research design, statistics, and tests and measures
  • Knowledge of the biological bases of behavior
  • Knowledge of the cognitive-affective bases of behavior
  • Knowledge of the social bases of behavior
  • Knowledge of individual behavior

Mentored Experience Requirements: Two separate mentored experiences are required:

  • A 400-hour mentored experience to be completed prior to applying for provisional certification:
         * minimum of 400 total hours of mentored experience spent in preparation and
            delivery of sport psychology/performance enhancement services
         * minimum of 100 of the total hours must be spent working with individuals or
            groups
         * minimum of 40 of the total hours must be spent in mentorship received from an
            approved mentor
  • An additional 300-hour mentored experience to be completed after being approved for provisional certification:
         * minimum of 300 total hours of mentored experience spent in preparation and
            delivery of sport psychology/performance enhancement services
         * minimum of 75 of the total hours must be spent working with individuals or
            groups
         * minimum of 30 of the total hours must be spent in mentorship received from an
            approved mentor

Steps to Becoming a CC-AASP via the Provisional Application route:

  1. Complete master's degree, educational/coursework, and 400-hour mentored experience requirements.
  2. Submit Provisional Application Form and supporting documentation and materials (e.g., official transcripts, course syllabi).
  3. Receive approval for provisional certification by the Certification Review Committee. Applications are reviewed three times per year, following the February 1st, June 1st, and September 1st application deadlines.
  4. Begin accumulating hours toward the required additional 300-hour mentored experience after receiving official notification of approval for provisional certification by the Certification Review Committee.
  5. Submit Provisional-to-Full Certification Form upon completion of additional 300-hour mentored experience requirement.
  6. Receive approval for full certification status by the Certification Review Committee.


Recertification Application Requirements

An overview of the recertification application requirements is provided below. Click here to download the Recertification Application Form and for more specific details regarding the requirements.

The CC-AASP member must:

  • maintain continuous AASP membership
  • pay annual CC-AASP dues
  • satisfy the conference attendance requirements
  • satisfy the continuing education requirements

Conference Attendance Requirements:

  • Must attend three professional conferences during each 5-year recertification cycle
  • A minimum of 2 AASP conferences must be attended (please note that those recertifying through 2017 only need to attend 1 AASP conference)
  • Other conferences (e.g., state, regional, national, international) attended must include, but are not limited to, sport psychology content

Continuing Education Requirements:

  • Must participate (by attending or conducting) in a least one continuing education workshop or course during each 5-year recertification cycle
  • Workshop or course must be comparable in depth or intensity to 6 hours of AASP pre-conference continuing education workshops
  • Workshop or course must advance sport psychology knowledge or upgrade skills

Steps to Recertifying as a CC-AASP:

  1. Maintain AASP membership, pay annual CC-AASP dues, and satisfy conference attendance and continuing education requirements during each 5-year recertification cycle.
  2. Submit Recertification Application Form and supporting documentation and materials (e.g., conference registration receipt, certificates of completion).
  3. Receive approval for recertification by the Certification Review Committee. Applications are reviewed three times per year, following the February 1st, June 1st, and September 1st application deadlines.

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