Specialty Credentials

Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialists (CPRSS) are individuals who have lived experience with substance use or co-occurring mental health disorders either through their own experience or that of a loved one. Their life experiences and recovery allow them to provide recovery support in such a way that others can benefit from their experiences.

Requirements

  • Obtained a GED, High School or higher diploma or transcript.
  • Two years of recovery from lived experience in substance use and/or co-occurring mental health disorders either as a consumer of these services or as the parent or family member of the consumer.
  • 200 hours of direct practice (volunteer or paid) in a peer recovery support environment (supervisor-attested).
  • 60 hours of education topics as described in the Eligibility Requirements.
  • Two references, at least one of which must be professional.

Renewal

Certification renewal is required every 2 years and requires the following:

  • 20 hours of continuing education, including six hours of ethics and confidentiality training.
  • Signed and initialed CADTP Peer Recovery Support Specialist Code of Ethics.
  • Provide work history for the two years prior to renewal.
  • Self-attestation of ongoing recovery  or on-going experience with recovery 
  • Renewal Application and payment of renewal fee

Medication-Assisted Treatment Counselor

The experiential-based Medication-Assisted Treatment Counselor Credential (MATCC) supports the certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor to highlight their education, knowledge, and experience in medication-assisted treatment.

Requirements

  • Current Substance Use Disorder professional license or certification.
  • 3-years of experience providing client services as an SUD Counselor.
  • 1-year of experience providing client services specific to Medication-Assisted Treatment.
  • 40-hours of medication-assisted treatment specific education which includes the required topics as described in the Eligibility Requirements.

You can use any of the CADTP approved CEU providers or you can find a 40-hour bundle here https://wp.breining.edu/index.php/professional-certification/medication-assisted-treatment-counselor-matc/mat-counselor-education-course/

Renewal

Credential renewal is required every 2 years and requires the following:

  • Copy of current Substance Use Disorder (SUD) professional license or certification from a State-approved or recognized, or nationally recognized, licensing or certification agency.
  • 8 hours of continuing education related to Medication-Assisted Treatment.
  • Renewal application and payment of renewal fee.

Note: MATCC continuing education hours may also be utilized within the 40 hours required for the bi-annual renewal of your SUDCC Certification.

Start Here

Download the documents you need to get started on your Specialty Credentials.

CPRSS Candidate Handbook

Click to download the CPRSS Candidate Handbook

CPRSS Candidate Application

Click to download the CPRSS Candidate Application.

CPRSS Code of Ethics

Click to download the CPRSS Code of Ethics.

CPRSS Renewal Application

Click to Download the CPRSS Renewal Application

MATCC Candidate Handbook

Click to download the MATCC Candidate Handbook.

MATCC Candidate Application

Click to download the MATCC Candidate Application.

MATCC Renewal Application

Click to download the MATCC renewal application

CPRSS Specialty Credential
MATCC Specialty Credential

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About Credentials

The Substance Use Disorder Certifed Counselor (SUDCC) credential is accredited by NCCA/ICE and is recognized by DHCS, those holding this credential are authorized to work in any substance use disorder (SUD) treatment modality.

CADTP is one of three SUD counselor certifying organizations recognized by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Licensing and Certification Division (LCD).   As required in the regulations, all certifying agencies are currently accredited by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), a part of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Substance Use Disorder Counselor Certification is required by law for all those who provide counseling services in any program that is licensed or certified by the California Department of Health Care Services or DHCS. (California Code of Regulations, Title 9, Section 13000, et seq., as effective on April 1, 2005). The regulations are available at www.dhcs.ca.gov.