Approved Programs

Current Professional Sleep Consultant Training Programs

Certified Sleep Sense Consultant

Gentle Sleep Coach

Naturally Nurturing Sleep Clinic - UK

Integrative Maternity & Child Sleep Consultant Certification

Integrative Adult Sleep Coach

Somatic Sleep Educator

 

APSC's Certification Standards & Requirements:

 

Programs that would like to apply to be added to the APSC's Current Professional Sleep Consultant Training Programs should look over the following eligibility requirements.

 

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY

 

Any certification program may apply to be listed as an approved certifying body after one full year of offering their certification program and having at least a minimum of 50 candidates completing their certification program. In addition, the facilitator of the certification must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience working in the field of sleep directly in the sleep profession or indirectly in the health profession and a minimum of three years’ experience teaching professionals. The facilitator must be in good professional standing and in compliance with liability standards. Each program must submit an outline of their program with a full description of each component as listed in our certification program requirements below.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAM CERTIFICATION APPROVAL

 

Website Requirements

  • The certification program must be publicly and globally visible on an independent website.

  • The certification program must be inclusive and accessible outside of your own personal company meaning that anyone not working for your company may be eligible to participate in the certification.

  • A clear description of the certification program, who it is for and the certification approach must be visible on the website.

  • The themes and topics covered in your certification must be listed on your website.

  • Certification Program Requirements

  • A minimum of 80 hours of program training which includes a combination of 50 hours of instruction and 30 hours of self-study and application.

  • In addition to the 80 hours of program training, a minimum, of 50 hours of practicum hours working with clients that are measurable and assessed.

  • A minimum of 12 assignments tracking and assessing progress combined with a theoretical and practical application.

  • A final project assessing and tracking the 50 hour practicum hours that are measurable and assessed.

  • A minimum of five client evaluations submitted to the certification program on behalf of the participants enrolled in the certification program that measures and assesses the participant’s quality and successful application.

  • A minimum of five students/Professional Sleep consultant's testimonies who have successfully completed your program.

  • The following topics must be included and outlined in your program submission as well as in your manual: the science of sleep, the foundations of sleep, a clear description of your sleep technique, method, and/or approach, common challenges of sleep, breastfeeding, nutrition, environment, behavior, emotional, postpartum depression, sleep safety, clear distinction of medical vs non-medical consulting, protocol of when and how to refer out, standards and boundaries to scope of practice for sleep consulting, liability protocol, review and implementation of client intakes and sleep plans.• Procedures for continuing education and renewing certification must be clearly described and outlined.​

  • A certification seal to distinguish a certified sleep professional must be available.

*Please make sure your application fully meets our requirements before submitting. Application Fee is non-refundable*

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