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Associate Educational Therapist is the first step on the pathway of AET’s Professional membership track.

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Board Certification FAQs
Becoming a Board Certified Educational Therapist (BCET) offers many benefits to AET members. The first is the recognition that they have attained the highest level of professional accomplishment in the field of educational therapy. 

Step 1: The Case Study
The Case Study is an analytic written discussion of an actual case which has been conducted by the candidate with an individual client over a period of at least one to two years. Guidance for completing the Case Study is offered by AET in several forms, including the Case Study outline, workshops in how to prepare the case study, excerpts from model case studies, and articles from the AET journal, The Educational Therapist.

Step 2: The BCET Best Practices Exam
The best practices exam is designed to expand upon Part 1 of the AET certification process, the Case Study.  The intent is to indicate best practices by applying ethically sound principles to short essay questions.  The questions focus on issues that pertain to the educational therapy treatment alliance.