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The Center for Addiction Studies and Research

The Center for Addiction Studies and Research is a Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) approved distance learning provider of education in the chemical dependency field. Distance learning courses are approved for Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), Certified Advanced Addiction Counselor (CAAC), and Certified Clinical Supervision (CCS) certification and continuing education requirements as well as for Certified Prevention, Criminal Justice and Co-Occurring Disorders certification and continuing education requirements.

 

Educational Requirements

Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC)

Documentation of 270 hours of substance abuse education. Of the 270 contact hours, the following hours are recommended but not required:

Co-Occurring Disorders – 24 Hours
Communicable Diseases Including HIV – 6 Hours
Cultural Awareness – 6 Hours
Assessment and Treatment Planning – 12 Hours
Criminal Justice Clients – 6 Hours
Client, Family and Community Education – 6 Hours
Counseling – 12 Hours
Professional, Legal and Ethical Responsibility – 12 Hours
Case Management – 6 Hours
Pharmacology – 12 Hours

Six hours of Professional or Treatment Ethics is required.

Continuing Education Requirements

Forty hours of approved continuing education training for a two year certification period or twenty hours of approved continuing education training for a one year certification period.

Certified Advanced Addiction Counselor (CAAC)

Master’s Degree or higher in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

Documentation of 180 hours of substance abuse specific education.

Six hours of Professional or Treatment Ethics is required.

Continuing Education Requirements

Forty hours of approved continuing education training for a two year certification period or twenty hours of approved continuing education training for a one year certification period.

Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)

Applicants must currently hold and maintain the Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC), Certified Advanced Addiction Counselor (CAAC), or the Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP) credential or hold a specialty substance abuse credential in another professional discipline in the human services field at the master’s level or higher to be eligible to apply for the Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS).

Documentation of 30 contact hours in clinical supervision with a minimum of four hours in each of the following performance domains: counselor development, professional and ethical standards, program development and quality assurance, performance evaluation, administration and treatment knowledge.

Continuing Education Requirements

Six contact hours of education specific to the IC&RC Clinical Supervision Performance Domains every two years.

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