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A sex educator is an individual that is certified to educate other people about sexuality and sexual topics. Sexual educators can receive certification by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). In general, for those that work in the healthcare field, certification is a prerequisite. Certification is a step towards career advancement in the field of sexual education.
To receive certification as a sex educator, an individual needs a combination of formal univerity level education and field experience. The field experience is to be taken under the supervision of a qualified professional. This is a crucial element when it comes to certification. Though generally applicants must observe the requirements of a university degree, a certification may be granted to those who demonstrate that they are experienced and established professionals in the field.