With CCAPP, Career is Your Journey

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Please note:  Effective November 1, 2018, CCAPP will not accept more than a maximum of eight (8) CEUs per day.

Registry and Certification Renewal

Late Renewal

Anyone who completes a renewal after their expiration date must submit a letter to the credentialing board. The letter is to request renewal permission and shall include the reason your renewal was not completed on time. Letters shall be submitted by email to forms@ccapp.us. The credentialing board will review your request and reply to you within 30 days.

Renewal of Certification hours – Clarification

A total of 50 hours of continuing education (CE) is required every two years for most CCAPP credentials*.  These hours must include a minimum of  40 continuing education hours, of which six must be in ethics. Continuing education hours must be earned through a CCAPP approved provider with a current provider number. 10 hours may be earned in “professional development (professional development hours PDHs). PDHs do not have to be earned through CCAPP providers. The 50 hour requirement can be met with all CEH education, or any combination of hours, as long as the PDH portion is NOT MORE THAN 10 HOURS. All CE courses must be new material the professional has not taken before, duplicate courses are not allowed.

I. Continuing Education: Alcohol/Drug Counseling CCAPP (provider numbers are required, 40 hours minimum)

  • A. Workshops/seminars: Counseling Skills Basic Courses including at Masters Level may not be used for renewal. Minimum of 30 hours must be completed in workshops and seminars in the counseling skill, and must be given by approved providers with current CCAPP approved provider numbers. It is responsibility of the applicant to make sure that the workshop has an approved provider number. All documentation must have the approved provider number and be in advanced alcohol/drug skills.
  • B. Design/Implementation/Presentation of Alcohol/Drug Counseling Topics for an approved CCAPP provider number. (Document by submitting a letter from administrator, supervisor or coordinator of activity starting date, type of activity,  hours involved, outline of activities, and sample brochures, handouts, and other educational materials.
  • C. Initial oral training by Approved ICRC/AODA Supervisors. (Document by submitting a copy of Certificate)
  • D. Ethics: Six (6) hours effective Jan. 2013
  • Trainers receive 1 hour for preparation for each hour if training and each hour for presentation.

II. Professional Development Hours: CCAPP provider numbers are not required (10 hours maximum)

  • A. Design/Implementation/Presentation of Alcohol/Drug Counseling and related topics. Not an approved provider program. (Document by submitting a letter from administrator, supervisor or coordinator of activity starting date, type of activity,  hours involved, outline of activities, and sample brochures, handouts, and other educational materials.
  • B. In-service Education. Formalized training within institutions such as clinics and treatment centers provided for the development/enhancement of skills. (Document by submitting letter or certificate verifying participation.
  • C. Self-improvement seminars, workshops, etc. Formal organized workshop/training which focuses on personal and professional growth issues: (1) Burnout workshop/seminar; (2) Personal growth (identification of strength and limitations, stress management, relaxation, leisure time skills, proper nutrition, spirituality): (3) relapse prevention; (4) Professional Growth (self-assessment, resources, professional behavior, support services; i.e., ACA. eating disorders, child abuse, etc., peer assistance.) (5)Instruction hours of retreat programs which meets the above criteria of professional development are accepted. 

Included as Professional Development

  1. CCAPP Board of Directors Meeting participation. CCAPP Credentailing Board meeting participation.
  2. CCAPP District Meeting Participation
  3. Approved CCAPP/CCAPP Credentialing Committee Volunteer Work (document by submitting letter or certificate verifying participation). 
  4. Examination performed by qualified CPM Evaluators/Commissioners

Not Included as Professional Development

  1. Volunteer 12 Step Work
  2. Volunteer Counseling at Step Houses/Service Centers
  3. 12 Step Meeting Attendance
  4. Group or Individual Counseling or psychotherapy
  5. Alcohol Anonymous, AA Retreats 

For details on renewing your credential, go to the career ladder and select the credential that applies to you.