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The Integrative Sex Therapy Institute (ISTI) is the expert in creating modern developmental programs and learning communities. ISTI has the resources and integrative training you need on your path to certification and advanced degrees. ISTI fully integrates techniques, theory, and practice in both sexuality and relationships as part of our unique approach to elevating the work you do. We provide the support, experience, and complete program to change therapy to meet the modern relationship.

Choose Your Track

The certification tracks below include all of your educational requirements to complete the course hours for your certification, and the S.A.R. (Sexual Attitude Reassessment), a specialized and required training for all certifications.

  • Track 1 | ISTI CSCT

    333.25$
    Every month
    Total Payment $3,999
    Valid for 12 months
    • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT) = 109 CE
    • 50 Credit Hours of Sex Therapy
    • 30 Credit Hours of Couples Therapy
    • 15 Credit Hours of Integrative Therapy
    • 14 Credit Hours of SAR
    • 1 Hour Meeting with Dr. Nelson
    • ISTI Team Support to Select Classes Toward Certification
    • Alumni Course Discounts
  • Track 2 | AASECT CST

    499.92$
    Every month
    Total Payment $5,999
    Valid for 12 months
    • AASECT Sex Therapist (CST) = 164 CE
    • 90 Credit Hours of Sex Education
    • 60 Credit Hours of Sex Therapy
    • 14 Credit Hours of SAR
    • 1 Hour Meeting with Dr. Nelson
    • ISTI Team Support to Select Classes Toward Certification
    • Alumni Course Discounts
  • Track 3 | DUAL

    388.83$
    Every month
    Total Payment $6,999
    Valid for 18 months
    • ISTI CSCT & AASECT CST = 209 CE
    • 90 Credit Hours of Sex Education
    • 60 Credit Hours of Sex Therapy
    • 30 Credit Hours of Couples Therapy
    • 15 Credit Hours of Integrative Alternative Therapy
    • 14 Credit Hours of SAR
    • 1 Hour Meeting with Dr. Nelson
    • ISTI Team Support to Select Classes Toward Certification
    • Alumni Course Discounts

*As a separate service, we offer the required supervision to complete your CSCT or AASECT CST. NOTE: Those pursuing both certifications can coordinate supervision requirements. Please contact us for a free consult or if you have any other questions or special requirements.

How Does It Work?

All the training required for certification is offered in live, interactive, scheduled sessions, allowing optimal learning in a professional community. However, schedules may occasionally conflict, and if you miss a live session, you can substitute a variety of recorded courses available to you at no additional charge as a registered student. 

Our Certification program is open to those who have completed their master's degree and are licensed and insured mental health professionals. Even if you're working towards these qualifications, you're welcome to start the coursework. However, a license is required to begin the supervision portion of the Certification requirement.

Step 1

Choose the Track that matches your goals.

Step 2

Open an account and pay online.

Step 3

Get started with online education courses!

No more than 50% of coursework can be comprised of recorded courses.

Step 4

SAR Course (14 hours) sign up; required course offered live only.

Step 5

Begin supervision (after 25 hours completed CE Certificates)

Step 6

Apply for Certification! 

When approved, begin using your new credential(s)!

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