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The Center for Addiction Studies and Research

The Center for Addiction Studies and Research is a West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction Prevention Professionals approved distance learning provider of education in the chemical dependency field. Distance learning hours are approved for Certified Clinical Addiction Counselor (CCAC), Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC), Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP), Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS Levels I & II), and Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) certification and continuing education requirements.

 

Educational Requirements

Certified Clinical Addiction Counselor (CCAC)

Masters degree or higher in a behavioral science field with a clinical application.

Documentation of 180 hours of approved substance abuse specific education.

There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through approved distance learning education.

Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC)

Documentation of 270 hours of education of which 70 must be addiction specific.

There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through approved distance learning education.

Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP)

Documentation of 270 hours of education.

There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through approved distance learning education.

Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)

CPS I:

60 credit hours from an accredited college or university.

Documentation of 180 hours of education.

There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through approved distance learning education.

CPS II:

Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university.

Documentation of 270 hours of education of which 70 must be prevention specific and 6 ethics training specific. There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through approved distance learning education.

Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)

Candidate must hold a current and valid Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) or Certified Clinical Addiction Counselor (CCAC) credential.

Documentation of 30 hours of education/training in clinical supervision. This must include education/training in each of the following four domains: Assessment/Evaluation; Counselor Development; Management/Administration; and Professional Responsibilities.

Continuing Education Requirements (CCAC, CAC, CCJP, CPS, CCS)

Documentation of 40 hours of continuing education every two years.

There is no limit on the number of continuing education hours that can be earned through approved distance learning education.

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