Specialty Credentials

Specialty Credentials highlight the specialty education, knowledge, and experience of the credential holder. CADTP offers three Specialty Credentials to enhance your career path.

 

Why Obtain a Specialty Credential?

  • Recognition of your education and experience in a specific treatment type.
  • Recognition of your commitment to advancing your knowledge and skills in the treatment of Substance Use Disorder.
  • Recognition of your commitment to continuing your education in specialty treatment area.
  • Recognition of the value you bring to interdisciplinary work and integration between types of addiction treatment.
MATCC CADTP Specialty Credential
DUITCC CADTP Specialty Credential
CPRSS CADTP Specialty Credential

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.

MATCC Candidate Handbook

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MATCC Candidate Application

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MATCC Renewal Application

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Driving Under the Influence Treatment Counselor

This experiential-based DUI Treatment Counselor Credential (DUITCC) supports the certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor to highlight their education, knowledge, and experience in driving under the influence offender treatment.

Requirements

  • Current Substance Use Disorder (SUD) professional license or certification from a State-approved or recognized, or nationally recognized, licensing or certification agency.
  • 3-years of general SUD counselor experience.
  • 1-year experience designated as a driving under the influence offender treatment counselor (experience providing SUD primary treatment and case management services or primary services to those in a California Licensed DUI program will be acknowledged or counted toward the experience criteria).
  • Completion of 15 hours of driving under the influence offender treatment specific education. Driving under the influence offender treatment education must include, at a minimum, the educational topics listed in the next section.

You can find an 8 hour training on Title 9 here https://agmc-services.com/dui-program-training-for-sud-counselors/

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.
  • 4 hours of continuing education related to driving under the influence offender treatment and counseling.
  • Renewal application and payment of renewal fee.

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

 

DUITCC Candidate Handbook

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DUITCC Candidate Application

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DUITCC Renewal Application

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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
CPRSS Candidate Handbook

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CPRSS Candidate Application

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CPRSS Code of Ethics

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CPRSS Renewal Application

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