Certifications

PEER & RECOVERY SUPPORT
Certified Peer Specialist (CPS)

For more information and a direct link to training vendors visit: www.pacertboard.org/cps

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.

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.

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.

PREVENTION
Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)
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.

DISASTER CRISIS OUTREACH AND REFERRAL PROFESSIONAL
Certified Disaster Crisis Outreach and Referral Professional (CDCORP)
ENDORSEMENTS
Competency in Problem Gambling (Gambling)

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

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