Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in studying with us! Here are the most commonly asked questions that prospective students have before enrolling in our program.

Frequently used terms:

  • SCU—Sex Coach U

  • WASC—World Association of Sex Coaches

  • WAS – World Association for Sexual Health

  • AASECT—American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists

  • ACSI—American College of Sexologists International

  • ASIS—Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists

  • CEs—Continuing Education credits

  • SAR training—Sexual Attitude Reassessment and Restructuring training

When does the training start?

The Core Certified Sex Coach™ training program at Sex Coach U accepts new students only a couple of times each year on a very limited basis, provided space is available. Your training will officially start around 2 weeks after we open enrollment. 

Students are accepted on a case-by-case basis, according to their application status. Join the Waiting List here to learn the next dates for enrollment and to secure your spot! 

Space is limited in each enrollment.

How much does the training cost?

The full tuition when paid up front is $15,597. 

We offer an 18 month payment plan, which breaks that amount down to $935/mo for 18 months (includes 7.9% handling fee).

We also offer an Early Bird discount, which brings the total tuition to $14,597. NOTE: The $1,000 Early Bird discount expires roughly halfway through each enrollment period.

You may qualify for the discount AND use an installment plan. The Early Bird tuition on a payment plan is $875/mo for 18 months (includes 7.9% handling fee). 

For those who pay in full (either the full tuition rate or the Early Bird discounted tuition rate), we’re offering an extra special bonus: A live group Masterclass with Dr. Patti herself, called “How to Show Up as a Media Pro.” 

Additional costs:

As part of the program, students must also buy the books and videos required for each course. Costs vary but are approximately under $200 USD.

All students must complete a SAR training, which involves a separate tuition fee. Students also need to cover the costs of travel and accommodation while attending a SAR for both in person and virtual events. 

To deepen your learning and personal development, students may apply to attend ASPEX training, which is offered once or twice per year as a residential experiential retreat (once the threat of Covid-19 has passed and travel restrictions have been lifted). This is not compulsory to achieve certification but is highly recommended. The cost for ASPEX varies, depending on location, which includes accommodations, meals, and local travel to the venue. Students will need to cover the cost of flights and housing before/after the retreat. 

Learn more about SAR training here. 

Learn more about ASPEX training here. 

What are the conditions to apply for the program?

You must be over 21 years of age to apply to the Core Certified Sex Coach™ training program.

There are no academic prerequisites for being accepted in to the Core Certified Sex Coach™ training program, however, individuals with the following qualifications have a better chance of being accepted.

Ideal candidates for SCU have a background in therapeutic training, or experience in the pleasure products industry, adult entertainment, bodywork (sexological or other), sex education, life coaching, counselling, nursing, Tantra or other sacred sexuality modalities.

Career changers with prior college education and/or work or business experience are also ideal candidates. SCU is a complete training program, so it is entirely possible to transition from other careers by achieving the knowledge and skills required to become a competent sex coach.

Students are accepted on a case-by-case basis depending on their application. Not everyone is accepted. In order to enroll in the program, students must complete a two-part application, which includes a written portion and video submission. Applications are only accepted during open enrollment periods, which happen just a couple times each year.

Space is limited in each enrollment, and seats fill up fast. Join the Waiting List here to learn the next dates for enrollment and to be the first to secure your place.

What credentials will I earn when I successfully graduate?

Graduating from this training gives you the title of Certified Sex Coach™, and upon graduation, you may add the initials “CSC” to your title.

You’ll be eligible for fast-track membership in WASC, ACSI, and ASIS.  

Since Sex Coach U is a global organization with students and graduates in over 72 countries and counting, we are proud to be recognized as an organizational member of the World Association of Sexual Health (WAS). As an enrolled student or graduate, you automatically become a member of this incredible international organization under our membership umbrella. 

How long will it take to earn my certification?

The Core Certified Sex Coach™ program is a self-paced study program. Students move through it at different rates. Some students finish their studies in as little as 6 months, although the average time is 12-18 months. Students have 18 months to complete the program.

All students must complete an SCU-approved SAR training and pay their tuition in full to be eligible for certification. 

What support will I receive during my studies?

At SCU, we pride ourselves on our global community of sex coaches and sexologists. 

On enrollment, students are assigned to a student advisor who reviews their work periodically to evaluate their progress. Student advisors are available on a limited basis for one-on-one help with any study concerns and technical support. Student advisors are also available on a fee basis to assist students who need intensive guidance to achieve their completion of studies and earn their Sex Coach U Certified Sex Coach™ credentials.

Students have the opportunity to attend one (or more) of the four weekly Student Advisor Office Hours sessions. These sessions are live group coaching and mentorship sessions to empower, encourage, and support our students on their study journey.

Students are also matched up with another student in the same cohort as a Study Buddy or Accountability Partner. Study Buddies keep each other accountable while moving through the program and encourage each other along the way. It is up to the study buddies to maintain their contact and relationship. This is not supervised by SCU.

All students can enjoy our highly-engaged private Facebook community of students and WASC members. There are weekly threads to share your progress, inform the community about your work, and to ask for support. We strongly encourage students to use this community to form friendships and professional collaborations. 

Our live training events, SAR and ASPEX, are great ways to make connections and form friendships with other community members. (All in-person events are suspended while the world is afflicted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Sex Coach U, through its approved providership, is offering virtual SAR events periodically.)

Where does SAR take place?

SAR takes place at different times in the year, in different locations around the USA and internationally. Each training is offered by an SCU-approved SAR provider or another recommended trainer. Past locations have included San Francisco, Phoenix, Warsaw, Poland, Berlin, Germany, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Prague, Czech Republic. 

In person SARs are suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Sex Coach U staff is periodically offering a virtual SAR.

Learn more about this unique training here.

Do I need to complete the SAR if I have already done one?

No, your previous SAR training will count. You will need to send your SAR completion certificate and a write-up on your SAR experience for submission to your student advisor. While you do not need to complete another to earn your certification, you may choose to take another to refresh your training. 

I live pretty far from these places, do I have to attend a SAR?

Yes, you do. SAR is mandatory for gaining your certification at SCU.  In extremely rare cases, we may offer a self-study SAR option.

Click here to learn more about our Virtual SAR, which can be taken anywhere.

Can I apply for AASECT Certification when I complete my training?

Many prospective students ask if our program meets the requirements for certification through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

As of Jan 1, 2021, AASECT CEs are no longer provided through Sex Coach U. AASECT certification is restricted to United States citizens. However, Sex Coach U is a global organization with students and graduates in over 72 countries and counting.

Therefore, we are proud to be recognized as an organizational member of the World Association of Sexual Health (WAS). As an enrolled student or graduate, you become a member of this incredible international organization under our membership umbrella. 

You may still apply for AASECT certification, but you’ll need to consult them about their requirements and whether or not your studies at Sex Coach U will qualify. We do not guarantee AASECT certification will be granted as a result of completion of the Core Certified Sex Coach™ training program.

AASECT certification is awarded on a case-by-case basis, according to a candidate’s background and whether they meet the highly-rigorous AASECT criteria. Learn more here.

Do I need to take any more training after I graduate?

The Core Certified Sex Coach™ program is a complete training program, providing you with all the skills and tools you’ll need to work and build a business as a competent sex coach. You do not need any further training after graduation in order practice as a Certified Sex Coach™.

That said, many of our students choose to take further training. Many have gone on to earn credentials in complementary fields like sociology, psychology, marriage and family therapy, counselling, GSRD therapy, or public health. Others choose to train in sexological bodywork, sacred sexuality, trauma therapy, or other holistic fields. 

We highly recommend students continue to invest in their professional development after graduation to keep up with the latest developments in sexology and sexual health. 

All students choose different paths, and it depends on the career goals and preferences of each student.

When can I start working as a sex coach?

SCU has a policy on working as a Sex Coach In Training, which you can view here.

In summary, SCU was created in order to provide the gold standard in sex coach training. We feel students are not ready to take clients through the full sex coaching process until they have completed their training and have passed their live practicum demonstration. This policy is to protect both students and clients from potential harm.

However, we acknowledge that many students who come to SCU already have prior training and experience in healing and therapeutic modalities and are already working with clients. 

We encourage students to start building their business, their online presence, and their professional network as soon as possible. There are many ways to do this without taking clients through the sex coaching process, which you can read more about here.

Student advisors will assess whether their students are ready to work as a sex coach before graduation and will make the final decision. 

Is SCU accredited with the International Coaching Federation?

No – sex coaching is a derivative of the field of sexology, not coaching. With Sex Coach U, you can be cross certified with American College of Sexologists International and the Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists in the UK.

What is the World Association of Sex Coaches?

The World Association of Sex Coaches (WASC) is the the premier professional association for sex coaches worldwide. WASC was founded to ensure the highest professional standards for members in the absence of licensure requirements. 

Membership entitles you to:

  • Listing in our International Directory of sex coaches and allied professionals
  • Access to a vibrant community of peers through our private Facebook group and our twice-monthly webinars (you can participate in our webinars live or access the recordings anytime)
  • A membership certificate you can display in your office
  • A digital credential you can display on your website
  • The ability to promote your practice by contributing to WASC Articles
  • Access to OMGYes for all professional members
  • Training on Internet safety to protect your practice

How can I become a member of the World Association of Sex Coaches?

Being a student at SCU qualifies you for student membership at WASC. Graduating from SCU gives you access to fast-tracked Certified Sex Coach™ membership, a complimentary first year’s membership, and lifetime discounted membership dues. This is in recognition of Sex Coach U as the gold standard in sex coach training today. 

All members must agree to uphold the World Association of Sex Coaches Code of Ethics.

The Core Certified Sex Coach™ program only opens a couple of times per year.
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