Certifications

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

 

Applications submitted via pictures/images are not permitted. All applications may be scanned and emailed to the office only as PDF files.

 

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. 

 

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
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 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 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.

Associate Addiction Counselor (AAC)

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

PREVENTION
Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)
Associate Prevention Specialist (APS)

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

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.

ALLIED ADDICTION PRACTITIONER
Certified Allied Addiction Practitioner (CAAP)

Professional credential for those providing ancillary/allied services.

DISASTER CRISIS OUTREACH AND REFERRAL PROFESSIONAL
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. 

INTERVENTION PROFESSIONAL
Certified Intervention Professional (CIP)

The Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) credential is for professionals who have the primary role of facilitation and participating in substance use interventions. Intervention professionals guide families, friends and others through an intervention process were the substance user is encouraged to accept help. The CIP is not a marketer or recruiter for a treatment facility; rather they are a front-line professional who is directly engaging an individual and family to help guide them to treatment and is a part of the recovery team.

PEER SUPPORT
Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS)

Professional credential for those providing recovery support services.

Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS)
Recovery Specialist Supervisor Core Competencies (RSS)

PCB, in conjunction with PRO-A, conducted a focus group meeting of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to review recovery specialist supervisor competencies. Seven core competencies were established, with each core competency further specifying knowledge, skills, and abilities. The document is intended for organizations or persons to use as an outline for the development of trainings for those individuals who are providing supervision to substance use disorder recovery specialists. This is a public document that may be used; however, PCB must be credited as a reference in your materials.

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.

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