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CCAPP Credentialing, Incorporated

Corporate Identity: CCAPP Credentialing, Incorporated is a non-profit 501(3)(C) providing credentialing services to individuals and registration for substance use disorder programs in California.

Mission Statement: To license and certify qualified addiction-focused professionals towards attaining the highest professional standards.

For Information About Ethics for Counselors click here.

CCAPP Credentialing recognizes that equal opportunity is fundamental to equality of in all forms of human endeavor.  Therefore, all board, administrative practices and procedures are non-discriminatory.

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1991 (42 USC §1981, 2000e et seq), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 USC §794), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended (42 USC §6101 et seq), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 USC §12101 et seq), and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, neither CCAPP Credentialing officers, employees or volunteers shall not discriminate against members, registrants, employees or other professionals on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, economic condition, disability or age in the certification/registration process, or in its programs and activities. Further, they shall comply with the policy of protecting the privacy of clients and may not disclose (without written consent) confidential information acquired in the certification or registration processes. 

CCAPP Credenting is one of three certifying organizations approved by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to register and certify Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD)/ Substance Use Disorder (SUD) counselors in the State of California. For more a comparison  of the differnces of the certification options in California visit the California Credentialing website. CCAPP Credentialing also maintains accreditation with the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) Institute of Credentialing Excellence (ICE) to demonstrate to the profession it represents. The general public it serves that its credentialing program has been reviewed by a panel of impartial experts who have determined that the program has met the stringent standards set by the credentialing community. CCAPP Credentialing is the only member board of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) in California. For reciprocity, please visit the IC&RC Reciprocity page.

ATTENTION: Application review and processing is a minimum of thirty (30) calendar days from the date received a complete application (which means all bubbles are green in Certemy on your current application, our electronic application system); our average processing time is 23 days. This means that your application will take no more than 30 days to be reviewed and processed by our office. This applies only to COMPLETE applications that are not missing documentation. If your application is incomplete, your application processing may be further delayed beyond 30 days, so please plan accordingly. Please review each application for more details regarding our application processing policies.


The CCAPP Credentialing has autonomous authority that confers credentials, standards, and requirements. Certification does not imply or allow the individual holder to diagnose disease, as specified under applicable state or federal law. Certification is not issued or mandated by state or federal authority.

CCAPP Credentialing Responsibilities:

  1. Hire and train staff to review all applications for certification and administer written certification examinations (if applicable perpolicies as required by IC&RC)
  2. Ensure applications meet set requirements
  3. Review appeals and/or requests and direct staff accordingly
  4. Abide by Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, and Administrative Agreements that govern the corporation
  5. Maintain the integrity of the application process and ensure that deliberations and certification timelines of CCAPP Credentialing is designed to determine whether the applicant meets standards. That determination is the jurisdiction and responsibility of the Credentialing Board

Credentialing Board

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Evan Amarni

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Tabatha  Hernandez

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Nancy Aragon

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John  Bokanovich

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Public Member
Mitch Cherness

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Rebecca Norton

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President & Chief Executive Officer
Pete Nielsen


For information about board meetings please
contact CCAPP Credentialing:

(916) 338-9460
[email protected]
2400 Marconi Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95831