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ASCA U Specialist Trainings
"The training was everything I hoped it would be. I do feel equipped and knowledgeable about issues school counselors face every day. Very worthwhile training. Kudos to ASCA."
– David Ianke

Specialist FAQs

Earning an ASCA U Specialist designation is self-paced, online professional development. You'll read a series of books and articles, view/listen to webinars and/or podcasts and take a series of quizzes on the material. You have one year following purchase to complete your Specialist course. ASCA U Specialist designations are valid for five years. Specialist trainings are $99 for members, $249 for nonmembers and are worth 5 CEUs/50 Contact Hours. The price includes access to all webinars, podcasts and journal and articles. Books must be purchased separately. Most Specialists are also available for graduate credit for an additional fee.

To access your exams, log in to the ASCA website and click on "My ASCA."  Then click on My Profile. From your My Profile page, click on the “Purchases” tab at the top, then click on “Exams” on the left. Your ASCA U Specialist Course and its affiliated exams will be listed in the center of your screen. Click on “Details” then “Take Quiz” to begin taking and passing your exams.

Once you successfully pass all course exams by correctly answering every question, you can view and download a record of your education credits by going to your “Account” tab at the top of your profile and clicking on the “Education Credits” on the left.

Current courses available through ASCA U include: *Not available for graduate credit

American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 1005. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ASCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.