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DMHAS Training

Connecticut Certification Board (CCB)

Benefits of certification:
  • Certification identifies professionals who are specialists in their field.
  • Certified professionals are recognized by professional affiliations, state, and national legislation.
  • Certified professionals are provided with the opportunity for peer networking, in addition to involvement and impact through CCB sponsored education opportunities and committee work.
  • Certification increases professionalism in the field.
  • Certification provides a strong basis for employment hiring and professional advancement.
  • Certification provides the certified professional freedom to move to another state within the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium Member Boards and be granted that state's credential via the process of reciprocity.

Who benefits from certification?

  • The Patient / Client Certification assures competent, professional services while continuously improving the quality of service being provided to the client and family members.
  • The Public Certification promotes standards of training and competency that will meet standards required for licensing, accreditation, and third-party payers.
  • The Certified Professional Certification provides recognition of competency and a marketable credential that will enhance the role of the professional.
  • The Profession Certification provides opportunity whereby the highest professional standards can be established, maintained, and updated.
Click here to download the CCB Recertification Application or visit www.ctcertboard.org/credentials.asp for more information.


The CCB provides certification in:

ADDICTION COUNSELING

CAC - Certified Addiction Counselor
The CCB currently offers two types of Addiction Counselor certification: Provisional Certification and Standard Certification. Certification is available to those clinicians who have demonstrated competence to perform a range of clinical activities and interventions represented by the twelve core functions. In addition, this competence includes an appropriate background of education, training and supervised experience relevant to the treatment of substance use disorders.
CAC Application
Sample Case Presentation

SCSA - Specialty Certificate of Competency in Substance Abuse***
The CCB currently offers the Specialty Certificate of Competency in Substance Abuse credential to licensed and credentialed behavioral health professionals providing services in the areas of psychology, social work, counseling, and marriage and family therapy. The purpose of this credential is to acknowledge demonstrated knowledge, skill competency, and experience in the area of addiction treatment. ***This credential is non-reciprocal***
SCSA Application

CIT - Counselor in Training***
The Connecticut Certification Board has created a Counselor-In-Training registry for individuals who are ready to work toward becoming a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC). The registry is also designed to assist those interested in the certification process for the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC) reciprocal credentials. ***This credential is non-reciprocal***
CIT Application

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

CCS - Certified Clinical Supervisor
The CCB currently offers the Certified Clinical Supervisor credential to those clinicians who are identified as having the skills, knowledge, and desire to train and supervise other clinicians in the field of addiction counseling. To become a CCS, one must be a standard and reciprocal level Certified Addiction Counselor for one year prior to submitting a CCS application.
CCS Application

NCCS - Non-Certified Clinical Supervisor***
The CCB currently offers the Non-Certified Clinical Supervisor credential to those clinicians who are identified as having the skills, knowledge, and desire to train and supervise other clinicians in the field of addiction counseling, but do not currently hold either a Certified Clinical Supervisor certification from the CCB or a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor credential through the Department of Public Health. ***This credential is non-reciprocal***
NCCS Application

CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS

CCDP - Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Counselor
The CCB currently offers the Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional credential to co-occurring disorders practitioners who meet standards in training, supervised practical training, and in supervised work experience. The CCDP credential is intended for those professionals with expertise in providing integrated care for those in recovery from substance use and mental health disorders.
CCDP & CCDP-D Application


SCCD - Specialty Certificate of Competency in Co-Occurring Disorders***
The CCB currently offers the Specialty Certificate of Competency in Co-Occurring Disorders credential to professionals who meet standards in education, supervised practical training and work experience, and who hold less then a master's degree in a related behavioral health care field. The SCCD credential is intended for those professionals with expertise in providing integrated care for those in recovery from substance use and mental health disorders. ***This credential is non-reciprocal***
SCCD Application

MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT

MATS - Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist
The CCB currently offers the Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist credential to individuals that meet the standards of MAT specific skills and training. The credential will not require that a practitioner be licensed or certified in a behavioral health or medical field (although this is strongly encouraged and will be the primary intended audience), so that people in recovery, MAT advocates, policy makers, behavioral health professionals, medical and pharmaceutical professionals, family members, and others that have a special interest in MAT can obtain the credential. ***This credential is non-reciprocal***
MATS Application

PREVENTION

CPP - Certified Prevention Professional
The CCB currently offers two types of Prevention Professional credentials, the Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) and the Associate Prevention Professional (APP) to acknowledge those professionals that engage in the process of creating conditions and / or personal attributes that promotes the well being of others. Prevention areas may include, but are not limited to, substance use disorders, child abuse, suicide, HIV/AIDS awareness, teenage pregnancy, and violence. The Prevention Professional credentials also can be obtained as reciprocal credentials at the request of the certified professional.
CPP Application
APP Application

PROBLEM GAMBLING

SCPG - Specialty Certificate of Competency in Problem Gambling***
The CCB currently offers the Specialty Certificate of Competency in Problem Gambling credential to practitioners involved in the prevention and treatment of problem gambling. The SCPG credential demonstrates the professional's background and demonstrated knowledge, skill competency, and experience in the area of problem gambling. ***This credential is non-reciprocal***
SCPG Application

Note: Specialty Certificates of Competency are intended for those professionals that are licensed and credentialed in other areas of behavioral health care and have demonstrated the knowledge, skill competency and experience necessary to be considered specialists.


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