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The Florida Certification Board  Thursday - April 17, 2014
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Addiction

The FCB offers several levels of addiction certification in Florida.  Each classification has its own eligibility requirements.  Certification standards, policy requirements and mandatory forms are published in the Candidate Guide for Certification, which you may download for free.  The FCB has also provided each mandatory form as a separate, editable PDF. 

Please carefully review the Guide and all mandatory forms prior to applying for certification as certification fees are non-refundable. 

A Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) designation is a professional substance abuse credential for those persons who have demonstrated competency in the performance domains of Clinical Evaluation; Treatment Planning; Counseling; Case Management and Referral; Client, Family and Community Education; Documentation; and Ethical and Professional Responsibilities.  Individuals holding the CAP are recognized/hold the practice rights of a “qualified professional” per Chapter 397, F.S.

CAP Candidate Guide for Certification

CAP Application Form (to be completed by the applicant)

CAP Training Verification Form (to be completed by the applicant)

CAP Experience Verification Form (to be completed on behalf of the applicant)

CAP Direct Supervision Verification Form (to be completed on behalf of the applicant)

CAP Professional Recommendation for Certification Form (to be completed on behalf of the applicant)


CAP application for licensed professionals:  Individuals who are Qualified Professionals for substance abuse services under Chapter 397, Florida Statutes are eligible to apply for the CAP credential under a streamlined process that gives credit for activities completed as part of licensure.  A Qualified Professional is “a physician or physician’s assistant licensed under Chapters 458 or 459; a professional licensed under Chapters 490 or 491; or an advanced registered nurse practitioner having a specialty in psychiatry licensed under Part 1 of Chapter 464, Florida Statutes.” 

Please contact the FCB at 850-222-6314 for the CAP application for licensed professionals. 

 

The Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) designation is an intermediate substance abuse credential for those persons who work side-by-side with clinical staff to develop and implement client treatment plans, as well as provide specified substance abuse treatment services.  The CAC requires a minimum of a high school diploma or general equivalency degree.  Experience hours are prorated for applicants with an AA or AS degree.  The CAC is the reciprocal level for individuals holding the IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) credential.

CAC Candidate Guide for Certification

CAC Application Form (to be completed by the applicant)

CAC Training Verification Form (to be completed by the applicant)

CAC Experience Verification Form (to be completed on behalf of the applicant)

CAC Direct Supervision Verification Form (to be completed on behalf of the applicant)

CAC Professional Recommendation for Certification Form (to be completed on behalf of the applicant)

 

The Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) credential is an entry-level addiction credential that has been retired.  Individuals who currently hold the CAS, individuals who are “in process” to hold the CAS, and individuals who purchased the CAS application prior to April 1, 2014 may continue to hold/earn a valid CAS credential, however, the credential is no longer available to new applicants. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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