A credential for professionals who have the primary role of facilitation and participation in substance use disorder interventions. Intervention professionals guide families, friends, and others through an intervention process where the individual is encouraged to enter treatment. 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.




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 or 4000 hours or part-time work experience providing direct substance use intervention and related services at least 50% of the time.


Current Job Description: Copy of current interventionist 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 intervention domain. 


Education/Training: 150 hours of relevant education/training to include 20 hours in intervention theory and practice; 12 hours in family systems; 12 hours in motivational interviewing; 12 hours in addiction; 6 hours in crisis intervention; and 6 hours in behavioral health ethics.


Interventions: Participation in five (5) intervention and facilitation of five (5) interventions within the last three (3) years for a total of ten (10) interventions. 


Portfolio: Submission of all three mandatory categories and one option category (listed in application).