NACS Authorisation requirements | Copenhagen May 4th 2007/Tallin October 9th 2009

Level of authorisation Specialist in sexological counselling Specialist in clinical sexology
Pre-conditions Academic studies within social, medical, behavioural or educational sciences for at least 3 years.

Membership in national sexological organisation for at least 2 years.
Completed Sexology I

  • Minimum 3 years clinically relevant professional education with a diploma
  • One year clinical practice
  • At least 100 hours sexological councelling with supervision within at last 2 years.
Completed Sexology I + II

  • Minimum 6 years clinical education
  • Minimum 1 year recent clinical work including supervision
  • Minimum 2 years recent clinical sexological work
  • Relevant clinical sexological work during education.
Education in sexology Sexology I/basic Sexology II/counselling Sexology III/clinical training
Total time:

European Credit Transfer System

(ECTS) (Bologna)

1 point is 27 hours

A year full time is 60 ECTS or 1.620 hours.
Basic sexology:

(no authorisation)

30 ECTS or 810 hours (45 min.)

1 year half time
Sexological Councelling:

30 ECTS = 60 ECTS or 810 hours

(45 min.)

1 year half time.
Specialist in clinical Sexology:

60 ECTS = 120 ECTS or 1.620 hours (45 min.)

2 years half time
Thereof with teacher 202.5 hours 202.5 hours

Thereof minimum 75 hours super-

vision in group or 50 hours indivi-dual and 25 hours SAR*/SSA*
405 hours

Thereof 120 hours group or 80 hours individual supervision and 48 hours SAR*/SSA*
Individual/group work 405 hours 405 hours including:

- 36 hours peer supervision

- 100 hours sexological counselling
810 hours including:

- 200 hours clinical work
Paper/presentation 202.5 hours

Written/oral presentation, brochure or video.
202.5 hours

Written or other relevant project on a scientific level.
Written or other relevant project on scientific level.

Example: Publication in sexological journal and/or presentation at Nordic or international conference
Litterature 2000 pages 2000 pages 4000 pages
Examination Written/oraly Written/oraly Written/oraly
Certficate No certificate SSC NACS SCS NACS