IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TRAINING REQUIREMENTS AND TRAINING PROVIDERS
In keeping with national certification standards (NCCA standard 2-d), the FCB does not and will not promote or require any particular education or training provider to applicants seeking training to meet initial certification requirements.It is the responsibility of the certification applicant to seek relevant education, training, supervision, and on-the-job experience PRIOR to applying for certification.
The FCB certification programs are developed and administered according to standards established by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
NCCA standard #2-D states:
?To avoid conflicts of interest between certification and education functions, the certification agency must not also be responsible for accreditation of educational or training programs or courses of study leading to certification.?
NCCA further states, ?In addition to not accrediting programs leading to the initial certification, the certification organization must not require candidates to complete that organization?s program for certification eligibility. If a certification organization provides an educational program (including but not limited to primary education, exam preparation courses, study guides); the organization must not state or imply that: 1) this program is the only available route to certification, or 2) that purchase or completion of this program is required for initial certification.
The FCB does not require or promote any specific training or education provider for initial certification.
The FCB does offer two voluntary training programs. (See below for specific information)
The FCB does require certified professionals to earn continuing education from FCB-Approved Education and Training Providers. (See ?FCB Approved Providers? or ?Become an Education Provider? for specific information)
The FCB does publish a voluntary list of FCB-Approved Training Providers. Publication on this list is voluntary and does not necessarily reflect all FCB Approved Training Providers.(See "FCB Approved Providers" for specific information)
FCB TRAINING OFFERINGS
The FCB offers two voluntary trainings: Basic Orientation Training and Florida Written Review Training.
Please Note:FCB trainings are not mandatory and do not meet any initial certification training requirements. They are provided as a service to (1) individuals seeking instruction on the mechanics of earning an FCB credential or (2) individuals preparing to take the Florida Specific Addiction Exam.
BASIC ORIENTATION This training provides an overview of the certification process from the initial stages through the examination. The following topics are discussed in the Basic Orientation course: application/portfolio process, written test, upgrades, and the renewal process.
CEUs are NOT awarded for completing this course Price: $25. Applications for certification must be purchased or downloaded separately View schedule
FLORIDA SPECIFIC WRITTEN REVIEW This two-day training is a basic review course that covers the 12 core functions. Beginning addiction professionals and those needing a refresher prior to taking the Florida Specific Exam are encouraged to take this training. The Florida Specific Exam is required for all applicants seeking a CAP, CCJAP, CAC, CCJAC, CAS or CCJAS credential.
13 CEUs are awarded for completing this course Price: $120 with the Florida Specific Study Guide (a $30 savings on the study guide) or $50 without the Florida Specific Study Guide .View schedule
Please Note: The CEUs awarded for this course are valid for renewal purposes ONLY. They may not be used to meet the initial certification training requirements.
APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDER PROGRAMS
The FCB does require certified professionals to receive continuing education (CEUs) for recertification and renewal purposes from an FCB approved provider.FCB approved providers include:
·Colleges and universities accredited by a DOE/CHEA recognized higher education accreditation agency.
·Coursework approved by another certification or licensure board for CEUs.