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The Center for Addiction Studies and Research

The Center for Addiction Studies and Research is a Florida Certification Board approved distance learning provider of education in the chemical dependency field. Distance learning hours are approved for Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), and Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) certification and continuing education requirements as well as for FCB Prevention, Criminal Justice, and Gambling Addiction certification and continuing education requirements.

 

Educational Requirements

Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS)

Documentation of 150 hours of approved addiction-specific education and training. At least 70 of those hours must be in the following content areas.

  • Clinical Evaluation - 10 Clock Hours
  • Treatment Planning - 5 Clock Hours
  • Referral - 5 Clock Hours
  • Service Coordination - 5 Clock Hours
  • Counseling - 20 Clock Hours
  • Client, Family, Community Education - 5 Clock Hours
  • Documentation - 5 Clock Hours
  • Professional Ethics and Responsibilities - 15 Clock Hours

The remaining 80 hours must include:

  • Understanding Addiction/Treatment Knowledge - 40 Clock Hours
  • Application to Practice/Professional Readiness - 40 Clock Hours

Within these 80 hours must be a minimum of:

  • HIV/AIDS - 4 Clock Hours
  • Domestic Violence - 2 Clock Hours

There is no limit on the number of contact hours that can be earned through home study distance learning trainings.

Continuing Education Requirements

Documentation of 10 hours of continuing education each year. There is no limit on the number of continuing education contact hours that can be earned through home study distance learning trainings.

FCB content hour requirements can be satisfied with the following educational courses. Please note that individual courses can be applied to more than one content area.

Application to Practice/Professional Readiness

  • Ethics in Addiction Counseling - 20 Clock Hours
  • Confidentiality of Patient Records - 10 Clock Hours
  • HIV/AIDS: Legal, Ethical and Professional Considerations - 15 Clock Hours
  • Cultural Competence in Substance Abuse Treatment - 25 Clock Hours
  • Group Therapy in Substance Abuse Treatment - 30 Clock Hours
  • Integrating Family Therapy into Substance Abuse Treatment - 25 Clock Hours
  • Theoretical Models of Addiction - 30 Clock Hours
  • Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Individuals - 30 Clock Hours
  • Substance Abuse among Older Adults - 30 Clock Hours
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol and Opioid Dependence - 40 Clock Hours

Client, Family and Community Education

  • Communicable Diseases: HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Viral Hepatitis, STDs - 40 Clock Hours
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention for Substance Abusing Populations - 25 Clock Hours
  • Preventing Drug Abuse among Children and Adolescents - 25 Clock Hours
  • Integrating Family Therapy into Substance Abuse Treatment - 25 Clock Hours
  • Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Individuals - 30 Clock Hours
  • Substance Abuse among Older Adults - 30 Clock Hours
  • Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Treatment - 20 Clock Hours

Clinical Evaluation

  • Screening and Assessment for Substance Use Disorders - 25 Clock Hours
  • Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment - 30 Clock Hours
  • Patient Placement Criteria - 10 Clock Hours
  • Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders - 40 Clock Hours
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention for Substance Abusing Populations - 25 Clock Hours
  • Enhancing Motivation to Change in Substance Abuse Treatment - 30 Clock Hours
  • Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Treatment - 20 Clock Hours

Counseling

  • Group Therapy in Substance Abuse Treatment - 30 Clock Hours
  • Integrating Family Therapy into Substance Abuse Treatment - 25 Clock Hours
  • Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Individuals - 30 Clock Hours
  • Substance Abuse among Older Adults - 30 Clock Hours
  • Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment - 20 Clock Hours
  • Enhancing Motivation to Change in Substance Abuse Treatment - 30 Clock Hours

Documentation

  • Confidentiality of Patient Records - 10 Clock Hours
  • Patient Placement Criteria - 10 Clock Hours
  • Treatment Planning for Substance Abuse Treatment - 15 Clock Hours

Professional and Ethical Responsibility

  • Ethics in Addiction Counseling - 20 Clock Hours
  • Confidentiality of Patient Records - 10 Clock Hours
  • HIV/AIDS: Legal, Ethical and Professional Considerations - 15 Clock Hours
  • Cultural Competence in Substance Abuse Treatment - 25 Clock Hours

Referral

  • Patient Placement Criteria - 10 Clock Hours
  • Confidentiality of Patient Records - 10 Clock Hours
  • Enhancing Motivation to Change in Substance Abuse Treatment - 30 Clock Hours

Service Coordination

  • Comprehensive Case Management in Substance Abuse treatment - 30 Clock Hours
  • Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Individuals - 30 Clock Hours
  • Substance Abuse among Older Adults - 30 Clock Hours

Supervision

  • Clinical Supervision in Substance Abuse Treatment - 30 Clock Hours

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Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC)

Associates Degree or High School Diploma/GED. Documentation of 250 hours of approved addiction-specific education and training. At least 130 of those hours must be in the following content areas.

  • Clinical Evaluation - 25 Clock Hours
  • Treatment Planning - 15 Clock Hours
  • Referral - 5 Clock Hours
  • Service Coordination - 5 Clock Hours
  • Counseling - 30 Clock Hours
  • Client, Family, Community Education - 10 Clock Hours
  • Documentation - 10 Clock Hours
  • Professional Ethics and Responsibilities - 30 Clock Hours

The remaining 120 hours must include:

  • Understanding Addiction/Treatment Knowledge - 60 Clock Hours
  • Application to Practice/Professional Readiness - 60 Clock Hours

Within these 120 hours must be a minimum of:

  • HIV/AIDS - 4 Clock Hours
  • Domestic Violence - 2 Clock Hours

There is no limit on the number of contact hours that can be earned through home study distance learning trainings.

Continuing Education Requirements

Documentation of 20 hours of continuing education each year.
There is no limit on the number of continuing education contact hours that can be earned through home study distance learning trainings.

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Certified Addiction Professional (CAP)

Bachelor's Degree (minimum). Documentation of 350 hours of approved addiction-specific education and training. At least 190 of those hours must be in the following content areas.

  • Clinical Evaluation - 35 Clock Hours
  • Treatment Planning - 20 Clock Hours
  • Referral - 5 Clock Hours
  • Service Coordination - 5 Clock Hours
  • Counseling - 50 Clock Hours
  • Client, Family, Community Education - 15 Clock Hours
  • Documentation - 15 Clock Hours
  • Professional Ethics and Responsibilities - 30 Clock Hours
  • Supervision - 15 Clock Hours

The remaining 160 hours must include:

  • Understanding Addiction/Treatment Knowledge - 80 Clock Hours
  • Application to Practice/Professional Readiness - 80 Clock Hours

Within these 160 hours must be a minimum of:

  • HIV/AIDS - 4 Clock Hours
  • Domestic Violence - 2 Clock Hours

There is no limit on the number of contact hours that can be earned through home study distance learning trainings.

Continuing Education Requirements

Documentation of 20 hours of continuing education each year. There is no limit on the number of continuing education contact hours that can be earned through home study distance learning trainings.

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Distance Learning Courses by Required FCB Content Areas

(Please note that individual courses can be applied to more than one content area)

Application to Practice/Professional Readiness

  • Ethics in Addiction Counseling (20 Clock Hours)
  • Confidentiality of Patient Records (10 Clock Hours)
  • HIV/AIDS: Legal, Ethical and Professional Considerations (15 Clock Hours)
  • Cultural Competence in Substance Abuse Treatment (25 Clock Hours)
  • Group Therapy in Substance Abuse Treatment (30 Clock Hours)
  • Integrating Family Therapy into Substance Abuse Treatment (25 Clock Hours)
  • Theoretical Models of Addiction (30 Clock Hours)
  • Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Individuals (30 Clock Hours)
  • Substance Abuse among Older Adults (30 Clock Hours)
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol and Opioid Dependence (40 Clock Hours)

Client, Family and Community Education

  • Communicable Diseases: HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Viral Hepatitis, STDs (40 Clock Hours)
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention for Substance Abusing Populations (25 Clock Hours)
  • Preventing Drug Abuse among Children and Adolescents (25 Clock Hours)
  • Integrating Family Therapy into Substance Abuse Treatment (25 Clock Hours)
  • Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Individuals (30 Clock Hours)
  • Substance Abuse among Older Adults (30 Clock Hours)
  • Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Treatment (20 Clock Hours)

Clinical Evaluation

  • Screening and Assessment for Substance Use Disorders (25 Clock Hours)
  • Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment (30 Clock Hours)
  • Patient Placement Criteria (10 Clock Hours)
  • Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders (40 Clock Hours)
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention for Substance Abusing Populations (25 Clock Hours)
  • Enhancing Motivation to Change in Substance Abuse Treatment (30 Clock Hours)
  • Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Treatment (20 Clock Hours)

Counseling

  • Group Therapy in Substance Abuse Treatment (30 Clock Hours)
  • Integrating Family Therapy into Substance Abuse Treatment (25 Clock Hours)
  • Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Individuals (30 Clock Hours)
  • Substance Abuse among Older Adults (30 Clock Hours)
  • Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment (20 Clock Hours)
  • Enhancing Motivation to Change in Substance Abuse Treatment (30 Clock Hours)

Documentation

  • Confidentiality of Patient Records (10 Clock Hours)
  • Patient Placement Criteria (10 Clock Hours)
  • Treatment Planning for Substance Abuse Treatment (15 Clock Hours)

Professional and Ethical Responsibility

  • Ethics in Addiction Counseling (20 Clock Hours)
  • Confidentiality of Patient Records (10 Clock Hours)
  • HIV/AIDS: Legal, Ethical and Professional Considerations (15 Clock Hours)
  • Cultural Competence in Substance Abuse Treatment (25 Clock Hours)

Referral

  • Patient Placement Criteria (10 Clock Hours)
  • Confidentiality of Patient Records (10 Clock Hours)
  • Enhancing Motivation to Change in Substance Abuse Treatment (30 Clock Hours)

Service Coordination

  • Comprehensive Case Management in Substance Abuse Treatment (30 Clock Hours)
  • Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Individuals (30 Clock Hours)
  • Substance Abuse among Older Adults (30 Clock Hours)

Supervision

  • Clinical Supervision in Substance Abuse Treatment (30 Clock Hours)

Treatment Planning

  • Treatment Planning for Substance Abuse Treatment (15 Clock Hours)
  • Comprehensive Case Management in Substance Abuse treatment (30 Clock Hours)
  • Patient Placement Criteria (10 Clock Hours)
  • Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Individuals (30 Clock Hours)
  • Substance Abuse among Older Adults (30 Clock Hours)
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol and Opioid Dependence (40 Clock Hours)

Understanding Addiction/Treatment Knowledge

  • Alcohol Use and Abuse (20 Clock Hours)
  • Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substances (45 Clock Hours)
  • Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders (40 Clock Hours)
  • Integrating Family Therapy into Substance Abuse Treatment (25 Clock Hours)
  • Theoretical Models of Addiction (30 Clock Hours)
  • Youth Gambling: Risk Factors, Prevention and Treatment Issues (15 Clock Hours)
  • Financial Planning for Problem Gamblers and their Families (15 Clock Hours)

Click here to select courses.