- Issues of Abuse: The issues of abuse course or course work must include information related to identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse; the impact on learning and behavior; the responsibilities of an ESA to report abuse or to provide assistance to victimized children; and methods of teaching about abuse and its prevention.
- One of the following options:
- Hold a school counselor certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards* (NBPTS) (school counselors only);
- Hold a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) certificate issued by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) (school psychologists only);
- Successfully complete an approved Professional ESA Certificate Program. (school counselors only)
For information about Professional ESA Certificate programs, please visit the
Professional Educator Standards Board Web site.
* Professional ESA school counselor certificates issued on the basis of holding a valid National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) school counselor certificate will have a validity of five years or the validity of the NBPTS certificate, whichever is greater.