The Certified Applied Sociologist (C.A.S.) or the Certified Clinical Sociologist (C.C.S.) designation is awarded by the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS) to experienced professional sociological practitioners who demonstrate excellence in their practice of applied, clinical, or engaged public sociology.

Certification as an Applied Sociologist (C.A.S.) or a Clinical Sociologist (C.C.S) indicates that your background, current practice, attitudes, ethics, and skills have been examined by certified professionals in your discipline. By awarding certification, AACS indicates that you have met the standards of sociological practice as an applied, clinical, or engaged public sociologist. Please note that certification is not licensure.


Certification Application (one-time fee)$200
Portfolio Demonstration Fee (one-time fee)$100
Annual Renewal$30

For more information about AACS Certification, please contact:
Dr. Melodye G. Lehnerer, C.C.S.
AACS Certification Chair
College of Southern Nevada
6375 West Charleston Blvd. (Sort WCK246F)
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: 702-651-5705
Email: melodye.lehnerer@csn.edu