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Are you looking for the seal of approval that shows that you are implementing PECS, an evidence based practice, according to the standard protocol? Would you like to conduct a PECS Overview for your fellow employees? PECS Implementer and/or Manager Certifications are the perfect options! 

Over the past several years, Pyramid consultants have traveled the globe conducting Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) workshops. We have received calls from many people asking if we can recommend someone in their area who can implement PECS in order to watch examples of high quality implementation and from administrators asking how to be sure they are following the protocol. Although we maintain a database of our training participants, we have had no means of tracking their ability to implement PECS. As a result of these frequent queries, we have developed the PECS Certification Program.

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PECS Implementers, Managers and Supervisors Near You!
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What Can I Do?

Clinical Area

PECS® Level 1 or 2 Training Attendee

PECS®  Level 1 or 2 Knowledge Certificate

PECS®  Level 1 Certified PECS Implementer™

PECS®  Level 2 Certified PECS Implementer™

PECS®  Certified Manager™

PECS®  Consultant


Implement PECS with a learner

Refer to the PECS Training Manual, 2nd Edition, and show the Introduction to PECS DVD or A Clear Picture: The Use and Benefits of PECS webcast as a way to explain PECS







Describe and demonstrate PECS implementation one phase at a time with a learner’s team, while working with a learner using the PECS Training Manual, 2nd Edition as a guide (e.g. explain and demonstrate roles of communicative partner)







Verify competency with PECS Knowledge (basic for Level 1 and advance for Level 2)


Coach immediate team members within the same working agency (e.g. teachers, parents, teacher assistants, therapists) in their implementation of PECS with a common learner







Use title “PECS Certified Implementer”



Use title “PECS Certified Manager”





Supervise PECS Implementer Certification candidates





Conduct PECS Overview (maximum of 90 minutes; with Pyramid Educational Consultants’ approval)





Conduct PECS Level 1 or Level 2 Trainings






Conduct other PECS and Pyramid workshops






Use the title “PECS Consultant”
or “PECS Trainer”







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