Individuals must demonstrate basic knowledge of the Pyramid Approach to Education® and the PECS® teaching protocols by completing The PECS Level 1 Knowledge Examination, achieving a score of 90% or greater.  

Individuals who pass the examination will be issued the PECS Level 1 Knowledge Certificate (this certificate is valid for two years from the date of completion).

Upon successful completion of the examination, individuals holding a valid PECS Level 1 Knowledge Certificate may continue on to the PECS Level 1 Practice Demonstration.

Prerequisites: Candidates must hold a valid Certificate of Attendance for the PECS Level 1 Training™ or PECS Level 2 Training presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants within the past six (6) months.

Fee: $25.00 USD per person

Individuals will demonstrate basic competency in implementing the PECS® teaching protocol and elements of the Pyramid Approach to Education®.

 

Demonstration requirements include:

  • Demonstrating the teaching of phases I through VI, including a basic attribute lesson.

Written requirements include submitting:

  • Two instructional plans.
  • Three data sheets.
  • A written description of how PECS is being implemented within two functional activities.
  • A self-evaluation of all submitted demonstrations and written assignments. 
 

Individuals will have one (1) year to successfully complete all of the PECS Level 1 Practice Demonstration™ requirements. Upon successfully completing the demonstration requirements a Certification of Completion for the PECS Level 1 Implementer Certification Program™ is issued. 

The PECS Level 1 Certified Implementer™ status is valid for three (3) years from the date of completion. 

PECS Level 1 Certified Implementer™ holding a valid certificate may continue on to the PECS Level 2 Implementer Certification Program™.

Prerequisites: valid PECS Level 1 Knowledge Certificate™

Fee: $500.00 USD per person

The PECS® Level 2 Knowledge Examination requires individuals to demonstrate problem solving within the PECS protocol, knowledge of teaching advanced skills in the PECS protocol and the Pyramid Approach to Education®.  Individuals must complete The PECS Level 2 Examination, achieving a score of 90% or greater. 

Individuals who pass the examination will be issued the PECS Level 2 Knowledge Certificate (this certificate is valid for two years from the date of completion).

Upon completion of the examination, individuals holding a valid PECS Level 2 Knowledge Certificate may continue on to the PECS Level 2 Practice Demonstration.

Prerequisites: Candidates must hold a valid Certificate of Attendance for PECS Level 2 Training presented by Pyramid Educational Consultants within the past six (6) months and a valid PECS Level 1 Knowledge Certificate.

Fee: $25.00 USD per person

Individuals will demonstrate competency in implementing the advanced phases of the PECS® teaching protocol and elements of the Pyramid Approach to Education®.
 

Demonstration requirements include:

  • Implementing PECS in within different functional activities across the day
  • Teaching attributes within an activity/lesson to a learner 
  • Teaching Phase VI within an activity/lesson to a learner

Written requirements include:

  • A written description of how PECS is being implemented within functional activities (included as part of the PECS Across the Day demonstration requirement) 
  • Answering questions on how to solve common PECS implementation issues 
  • Identifying Phases of PECS and the related Error Correction Procedures
  • Completing instructional plans on how to teach the phases of PECS
  • Completing a self-evaluation for all submitted demonstrations and written assignments


Individuals will have one (1) year to successfully complete all of the PECS Level 2 Practice Demonstration™ requirements. Upon successfully completing the demonstration requirements a Certification of Completion for the PECS Level 2 Implementer Certification Program™ is issued. 

The PECS Level 2 Certified Implementer™ status is valid for three (3) years from the date of completion. 

Prerequisites:  valid PECS Level 1 Implementer Certificate™ and PECS Level 2 Knowledge Certificate™

Fee: $500.00 USD per person