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Approval in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Certification Board CE Information

Provider
  • PCB 455

Applies To:

  • Pennsylvania Addiction Counselors
    • CAAP
    • AAC
    • CAAC
    • CADC
    • CAADC
  • Pennsylvania Prevention Specialists
    • CPS
  • Pennsylvania Peer Support Specialists
    • CPS
    • CRS
    • CFRS

All credit hours can be distant learning (online/homestudy) for both initial and recertification. Initial certification is 100 hours.

*NOTE:*Most of our courses have been submitted to PCB for approval. However, very new courses may not yet be approved. Prior to starting a course, it is best to check the current PCB approved courses list, found here: https://www.pacertboard.org/education/approved/home-study
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For information on the different certifications visit:
https://www.pacertboard.org/certifications

Required Recertification Hours
All credentials require 3 hours in PCB approved professional ethics and responsibilities.
Acceptable trainings that would meet this requirement are: ethics related to human
services, HIPAA, confidentiality, and mental health law.
*AAC, CAAC, CADC and CAADC *- 40 hours of PCB Approved Education relevant to addiction.

CCS – 6 hours of PCB Approved Education specific to one or more of the clinical supervisor domains Assessment/Evaluation, Counselor Development, Management/Administration, and Professional
Responsibility).

*APS and CPS*- 40 hours of PCB Approved Education relative to prevention with 3 in ethics.
CAAP – 25 hours of PCB Approved Education relevant to addiction with 3 in ethics.

Certificate of Competency in Problem Gambling – Recertified at the same time as your qualifying credential. Submit the appropriate number of PCB approved hours of education for your qualifying credential, including 6 hours of PCB approved gambling specific education (within the total number required for your credential).

Board Contact Info

Pennsylvania Certification Board (AODA Counselors)
298 S. Progress Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: 717.540.4455
Fax: 717.540.4458
[email protected]
https://www.pacertboard.org/certifications

Select the relevant credential above for detailed info.

Certified Allied Addiction Practitioner

6 hours in substance use disorder ethics

Initial Credential

75 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

You can use CE-Credit.com for earning your CAAP initial credential.

Any course accepted by PCB is applicable to the CAAP credential.

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Credential Renewal

25 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your CAAP credential.

Any course accepted by PCB is applicable to the CAAP credential.

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Associate Addiction Counselor

6 hours in substance use disorder ethics

Initial Credential

100 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

You can use CE-Credit.com for earning your AAC initial credential.

Any course accepted by PCB is applicable to the AAC credential.

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Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your AAC credential.

Any course accepted by PCB is applicable to the AAC credential.

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Certified Associate Addiction Counselor

100 hours must be specific to substance use disorders and 6 hours in substance use disorders ethics.

Initial Credential

300 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

You can use CE-Credit.com for earning your CAAC initial credential.

Any course accepted by PCB is applicable to the CAAC credential.

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Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your CAAC credential.

Any course accepted by PCB is applicable to the CAAC credential.

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Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

100 hours must be specific to substance use disorders and 6 hours in substance use disorders ethics

Initial Credential

300 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

You can use CE-Credit.com for earning your CADC initial credential.

Any course accepted by PCB is applicable to the CADC credential.

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Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your CADC credential.

Any course accepted by PCB is applicable to the CADC credential.

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Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

6 hours in substance use disorder ethics

Initial Credential

180 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

You can use CE-Credit.com for earning your CAADC initial credential.

Any course accepted by PCB is applicable to the CAADC credential.

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Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your CAADC credential.

Any course accepted by PCB is applicable to the CAADC credential.

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Certified Prevention Specialist

24 hours must be specific to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and 6 hours in prevention ethics

Initial Credential

120 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

You can use CE-Credit.com for earning your CPS initial credential.

Any course accepted by PCB is applicable to the CPS credential.

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Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your CPS credential.

Any course accepted by PCB is applicable to the CPS credential.

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Certified Peer Specialist

3 hours ethics

Credential Renewal

36 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your CPS credential.

Any course accepted by PCB is applicable to the CPS credential.

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Certified Recovery Specialist

6 hours in ethics and 3 hours in confidentiality every two years

Credential Renewal

30 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your CRS credential.

Any course accepted by PCB is applicable to the CRS credential.

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Certified Family Recovery Specialist

Credential Renewal

30 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your CFRS credential.

Any course accepted by PCB is applicable to the CFRS credential.

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Confidentiality, 3.00 CE credit hours

Required for CRS renewal.

  • We do not currently offer courses to fulfill this requirement.

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