Certifications

All requirements and fees are listed in the applications posted below. Each category contains the applications of the corresponding credentials.

 

As of January 21, 2016 all applications have been updated. Applications for most of our certifications now have a corresponding Certification Guide. Please be sure to review both the Guide, and the Application for the certification(s) you are interested in pursuing. 

 

Effective January 21, 2016 the AAC I and II have been combined into one certification called the Associate Addiction Counselor (AAC) and the APS I and II have been combined into one certification called the Associated Prevention Specialist (APS). Current AAC I and II's and APS I and II's will be notified about this change and issued a new certificate within the coming weeks. 

 

If you have any questions regarding the process after reviewing the guides(s) and application(s) email info@pacertboard.org. The Recertification Application can be found on our homepage or by clicking the Recertify Online button to the right (note: you must create an account and be logged in to Recertify Online).

 

You can request to have your education reviewed prior to submitting your application by using the Education Review Form.

COUNSELOR
Associate Addiction Counselor (AAC)

Available to newer addiction counselors wanting to begin the process of working toward full certification.

Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)

Addiction Counselor credential that requires a master’s degree, is international in scope and reciprocal, and meets the state staffing requirements.

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)

Addiction Counselor credential that requires a bachelor’s degree, is international in scope and reciprocal, and meets the state staffing requirements.

Certified Associate Addiction Counselor (CAAC)

Addiction Counselor credential that does not require a degree, is international in scope and reciprocal, and meets the state staffing requirements.

Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP)

Professional credential for those providing addiction-related services to individuals involved in the criminal or juvenile justice system, is international in scope and reciprocal, and meets the state staffing requirements.

PREVENTION
Associate Prevention Specialist (APS)

Available to newer prevention specialists wanting to begin the process of working toward full certification.

Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)
CLINICAL SUPERVISOR
Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)

Professional credential for those providing clinical supervision, is international in scope and reciprocal, and meets the state staffing requirements.

CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS
Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP)

Professional credential that requires a Bachelor’s degree for those providing co-occurring services, is international in scope and reciprocal, and meets the state staffing requirements.

Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate (CCDPD)

Professional credential that requires a Master's degree for those providing co-occurring services, is international in scope and reciprocal, and meets the state staffing requirements.

ENDORSEMENTS
Competency in Problem Gambling (Gambling)

Endorsement for those providing problem gambling counseling and who hold a full international reciprocal counselor and co-occurring credentials.

ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS
Certified Allied Addiction Practitioner (CAAP)

Professional credential for those providing ancillary/allied services.

Certified Disaster Crisis Outreach and Referral Professional (CDCORP)

In January 2012, PCB began the process of credentialing DCORT members who have met all of the requirements as set forth by OMHSAS. The specific requirements that must be met to qualify for the credential are listed in the application. Once you have met all of the requirements as outlined, you can apply to PCB for the credential.   Please review carefully the entire CDCORP application so that you are thoroughly familiar with the requirements and the application process. 

Certified Intervention Professional (CIP)

Certification for professionals who are performing substance abuse interventions. The Association of Intervention Specialists has endorsed and worked in cooperation with PCB on the development of the CIP certification. For more information on AIS, and to join the Association, please visit: associationofinterventionspecialists.org

 

The CIP is currently under review. The intitial application is unavailable until further notice. This DOES NOT effect professionals who currently hold the CIP. The Recertification Application can be obtained by creating an account on our website and recertifying online, or by downloading the Recertification Application PDF listed on our homepage.

Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS)

Professional credential for those providing recovery support services.

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