Why get Certified as a Special Educator by InSpEd?

Benefits of Certified Membership

  • Professional recognition by peers
  • Proof of qualifications when applying for special education positions
  • Certificate of membership, updated with subsequent renewals
  • Discount for InSpEd professional learning
  • Access to research summaries, articles and links
  • Discussions with colleagues via the online member forum
  • Current and past issues of the InSpEd newsletter, Insights.
InSpEd, Benefits of Institute of Special Educators

Who Needs to be Certified as a Special Educator?

Who should be certified as a Special Educator, InSpEd

Special Educators:

  • who satisfy the criteria established by the Expert Panel
  • who are involved in providing services for individuals with disabilities and other special needs in schools, early intervention services, post school programs.

Standards for Eligibility

The following are minimum standards for certification as a Special Educator:

  • A relevant first degree in education, psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy
  • Minimum of one year full-time study in an InSpEd approved special education course
  • Practicum/intern experience in a relevant special education service.
  • At least three years experience in a Special Education role.

The Special Education course completed by the applicant must have addressed the InSpEd special education standards.

InSpEd Standards for Eligibility