Maintaining Your Credential Approved Clinical Supervisor

“You need counseling knowledge and skills to supervise, but that does not mean you know how to do supervision. Michael Jordan is a great basketball player but he has never been a professional basketball coach. Coaching is an entirely different kind of skill set.”


L. Dianne Borders, Ph.D., ACS and Burlington Industries Excellence Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Credential Maintenance

The ACS credential is valid for five years as long as you comply with CCE policies and procedures, including disclosure requirements.

To maintain your ACS credential, you must:

  • Pay your annual maintenance fee of $50. You will receive an annual notice six weeks prior to the due date. Failure to pay this fee may result in the inactivation of your credential.
  • Disclose any disciplinary matter within 60 days of your knowledge of the matter. Learn more.
  • Complete the recredentialing process at the end of the five-year period.

Reinstating an Inactive or Expired ACS Credential

In order to reinstate an inactive ACS credential, you will need to submit a reinstatement application and fee of $50, plus full payment of any past-due fees.

In order to reinstate an expired ACS credential, you will need to submit a reinstatement application and fee of $50, documentation of 20 hours of continuing education, and full payment of any past-due fees.

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