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The Center for Addiction Studies and Research

The Center for Addiction Studies and Research is a North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board approved distance learning provider of education in the chemical dependency field. Distance learning hours are approved for Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant (CSAPC), and Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional Credential (CCJP) certification and continuing education requirements.

 

Educational Requirements

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)

Documentation of 270 hours of board approved education. 190 of those hours must be substance abuse specific.  Up to 80 of those hours may be directed toward general skill building.

A maximum of 135 of these hours may be earned through approved distance learning education.

Applicants must document 12 hours of HIV/AIDS education and 6 hours of professional ethics education as part of the 270 required hours.

Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)

Certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor or as a Certified Clinical Addictions Specialist.

Masters degree in a human services field with a clinical application from a regionally accredited college or university.

Documentation of 30 hours of substance abuse clinical supervision specific education. These hours must be reflective of the twelve core functions in their clinical application and practice.

Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant (CSAPC)

Documentation of 270 hours of board approved education. 170 of those hours must be in the area of primary prevention and life skills training.  100 of those hours must be in substance abuse specific material.

A maximum of 135 of these hours may be earned through approved distance learning education.

Applicants must document 12 hours of HIV/AIDS education and 6 hours of professional ethics education as part of the 270 required hours.

Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional Credential (CCJP)

Documentation of 270 hours of board approved education or 180 hours of board approved education if the applicant has a masters degree or higher in a human services field with a clinical application from a regionally accredited college or university. Education must be specifically related to the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the tasks within the IC&RC Criminal Justice Addictions Professional performance domains.

A maximum of 135 of these hours may be earned through approved distance learning education.

Applicants must document 12 hours of HIV/AIDS/STDs/TB/Blood-borne pathogens education and 6 hours of professional ethics and responsibilities.

Continuing Education Requirements

Documentation of 60 hours of continuing education must be submitted for Substance Abuse Counselor and Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant certifications; 40 hours for Clinical Addictions Specialist and Criminal Justice Addictions Professional certifications; and 15 hours for Clinical Supervisor certification.

Of these hours, 6 must be in HIV/AIDS and 3 must be in professional ethics.

A maximum of 50% of these hours may be earned through approved distance learning education.

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