A credential for individuals working in the behavioral health field in positions where they are working primarily with populations who have experience with substance use disorders or co-occurring disorders. These individuals have a variety of roles and skills. A professional who earns a CAAP demonstrates their competence with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders.




For more in depth information on the requirements please review the downloadable application above.


Formal Education: Minimum high school diploma/GED.


Work Experience: Two (2) years of full-time of 4000 hours of part-time work experience providing direct substance use disorder auxiliary services. 


Current Job Description: Copy of current job description, obtained from current employer, and which must be signed by both the applicant and their immediate supervisor.


On-The-Job Supervision: 100 hours of on-the-job supervision of qualifying work experience with a minimum of 10 hours of supervision in each domain. 


Education/Training: 75 hours of substance use disorder relevant education/training including 6 hours in substance use disorder ethics. 


Examination: Once application is approved, applicant must pass the PCB Examination for Certified Allied Addiction Practitioners (CAAP examination).