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Initial Credentialing

Coursework offered at CASACRenewal.com is accepted for both re-certification and initial credentialing. Those going for a first time CASAC, CPP, or CPS credential need specific educational hours in specific areas.  These are listed below, along with the approved courses we offer in each area.

For the CASAC--350 Total Hours

Section One: 85 clock hours related to Knowledge of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

Implementing Tobacco Use Interventions Into Chemical Dependence Services (6 hours)

Psychotherapeutic Medications (6 hours)

Section Two: 150 clock hours related to Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling

Addressing Suicide Risk in Substrance Abuse Clients (6 hours)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (6 hours)

Family Involved Substance Abuse Treatment (6 hours)

Group Leadership Skills (6 hours)

Implementing Evidence Based Practices (6 hours)

Improving Outcomes for Clients with HIV/AIDS (6 hours)

Integrating Vocational Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Treatment (6 hours)

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (6 hours)

Solutions for the "Treatment-Resistant" Client (6 hours)

The Stages and Processes of Change (6 hours)

Teaching Self-Advocacy (6 hours)

Treating Adoloescents with Substance Use Disorders (6 hours)

Treatment Approaches for Women Who Abuse Alcohol and Other Drugs (6 hours)

Section Three: 70 clock hours related to Assessment; Clinical Evaluation; Treatment Planning; Case Management; and Patient, Family and Community Education

Comprehensive Case Management for Substance Abuse Treatment (6 hours)

Improving Outcomes for Dually Diagnosed Clients (6 hours)

Improving Outcomes for Mandated Clients (6 hours)

Section Four: 45 clock hours related to Professional and Ethical Responsibilities

Clinical Supervision (6 hours)

Confidentiality Law Compliance (6 hours)

The Ethics of Substance Abuse Treatment (6 hours)

For the CPP--250 Total Hours

Section One: 85 clock hours related to Knowledge of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse at all Age Levels and Among People of Diverse Backgrounds and Cultures

Implementing Tobacco Use Interventions Into Chemical Dependence Services (6 hours)

Psychotherapeutic Medications (6 hours)

Treating Adoloescents with Substance Use Disorders (6 hours)

Treatment Approaches for Women Who Abuse Alcohol and Other Drugs (6 hours)

Section Two: 60 specific clock hours related to the Performance Domains (Areas of Professional Expertise)

Section Three: 45 clock hours related to Professional Development and Ethical Responsibilities

Clinical Supervision (6 hours)

Confidentiality Law Compliance (6 hours)

The Ethics of Substance Abuse Treatment (6 hours)

Section Four: 60 clock hours related to Prevention Principles and the Services Continuum

Addressing Suicide Risk in Substance Abuse Clients (6 hours)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (6 hours)

Comprehensive Case Management for Substance Abuse Treatment (6 hours)Group Leadership Skills(6 hours)

Implementing Evidence-Based Practices (6 clock hours)

Improving Outcomes for Clients with HIV/AIDS (6 hours)

Improving Outcomes for Dually Diagnosed Clients

Improving Outcomes for Mandated Clients (6 hours)

Integrating Vocational Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Treatment (6 hours)

Family Involved Substance Abuse Treatment (6 hours)

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (6 hours)

Solutions for the "Treatment-Resistant" Client (6 hours)

The Stages and Processes of Change (6 hours)

Teaching Self-Advocacy (6 hours)

For the CPS--100 Total Hours

Section One: 50 clock hours related to Knowledge of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse at all Age Levels and Among People of Diverse Backgrounds and Cultures

Implementing Tobacco Use Interventions Into Chemical Dependence Services (6 hours)

Psychotherapeutic Medications (6 hours)

Treating Adoloescents with Substance Use Disorders (6 hours)

Treatment Approaches for Women Who Abuse Alcohol and Other Drugs (6 hours)

Section Two: 38 prevention specific clock hours related to the Performance Domains (IAreas of Professional expertise)

Section Three: 12 clock hours related to Ethical Responsibilities (all 12 clock hours must be focused on Individual and Professional Ethics)

Clinical Supervision (6 hours)

Confidentiality Law Compliance (6 hours)

The Ethics of Substance Abuse Treatment (6 hours)






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