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Standard Sex Therapy Certificate Information

The Standard Sex Therapy Certificate Program offered by the School of Sex Therapy is designed to provide learners with the educational requirements necessary to become a certified sex therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Our program structure allows learners to complete all of the required 150 hours of continued education in only 5 courses. Additionally, our learners fulfill the SAR requirement with one of our immersive or virtual 18 hour SAR experiences. Please note that this program fulfills education requirements only and does not include clinical practice or supervision requirements for AASECT certification.


Credit Hours

Years (Avg.)


Class Type

100% Hybrid Online 8 Week Courses

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Simplified Certification Requirements

Our Standard Certificate Program simplifies the process of meeting AASECT certification requirements by condensing all educational components into just five courses and a SAR.

International Perspective

Our Standard Certificate Program offers an international perspective on human sexuality, providing learners with a comprehensive understanding of the diverse cultural attitudes and experiences surrounding sex and relationships.

Systemic Training

Our program offers a systematic and comprehensive approach to sex therapy education.

Clinically Focused

Our course material is designed for direct application to your practice. 


SXTH 701

Introduction to Sex Therapy

This course provides foundations of the theories, techniques, assessment, and treatment used in sex therapy.

SXTH 787

Sex, Relationship, and Gender Diversity

This course explores issues related to diversity in sex, gender, and relationships worldwide, and provides training in culturally responsive approaches to sex and relationship therapy.

PSYC 710

Ethical and Professional Issues in Sex Therapy

This course covers ethical and legal considerations related to sex therapy practice, with an emphasis on developing skills in ethical decision-making

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Advance Your Clinical Practice with an Online Certificate in Sex Therapy

The field of sex therapy is rapidly expanding, and there has never been a more exciting time to enter this rewarding profession. By completing the Standard Certificate Program in Sex Therapy at the School of Sex Therapy, you'll not only gain a comprehensive understanding of human sexuality and its psychological impacts, but also prepare yourself for the necessary certification to excel in this field. The Standard Certificate program in Sex Therapy provides a comprehensive educational experience that meets the requirements for certification by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). This certificate program is the perfect way to enhance your career as a therapist, counselor, or other mental health professional, while also providing a valuable service to individuals and couples seeking help with their sexual health and relationships. Through a combination of theoretical coursework, experiential learning, and practical application, students gain a solid understanding of principles and techniques in sex therapy, as well as ethical and cultural considerations. With our dynamic online learning platform, expert faculty, and evidence-based curriculum, you'll be well-equipped to make a meaningful impact in the lives of your patients and advance your career in this exciting and growing field.

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