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Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor - (AADC)
Statement of Purpose
The Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor credential upgrades and standardizes qualifications of those working in the field of addiction counseling. The following AADC credentialing guidelines have been developed by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP). The AADC credential will separate those counselors who are content with a status quo existence from those who continue to achieve a higher level of excellence within the addiction profession. A counselor’s “level of expertise” can now be clearly defined.

AADC Application (Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor) 

AADC Application w / out IC & RC Apply On-line 

AADC Application with IC & RC Apply On-line 

 
Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor - (ADC) 
Statement of Purpose

The Alcohol Drug Counselor credential upgrades and standardizes qualifications of those working in the field of chemical dependency counseling. The following ADC (formerly CADAC) credentialing guidelines have been developed by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP). These guidelines were originally constructed in 1994, and were presented to the membership of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals for approval, review and comment. The primary purpose of the credential is to raise the standards of education and experience levels so that individual counselors with exceptional experience or education and experience can be duly recognized by their peers and professional organizations, statewide and nationally.

ADC Application (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor)

ADC w/ out IC & RC Apply On-line 

ADC with IC & RC Apply On-line 

 

Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist - (ACPS)

Statement of Purpose

The Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist (ACPS) is an International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) at the CPS level only. The ACPS is a TCBAP credential to recognize prevention specialists who have completed additional degree work. The ACPS credential upgrades and standardizes qualifications of those working in the area of prevention throughout Texas. The ACPS shall be viewed as a fully qualified specialist in the area of prevention and able to provide these services independently or with minimal supervision, to the degree allowed by applicable laws, statutes and regulations. The ACPS is designed to be appropriate for those professionals currently practicing in the prevention field. An ACPS is a health care professional who has been certified by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP) as having been adequately trained to provide prevention education training. Prevention services shall be within the limitations of all applicable state and local statutes. An ACPS is also an individual who adheres to the ethical principals set forth by the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP).

ACPS Application (Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist)

ACPS Sample Practicum Timesheet

ACPS w / out IC & RC Apply On-line (Coming Soon) 

ACPS with IC & RC Apply On-line (Coming Soon)

 

Certified Prevention Specialist - (CPS)
Statement of Purpose
The Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) credential upgrades and standardizes qualifications of those working in the area of prevention throughout Texas. The CPS shall be viewed as a fully qualified specialist in the area of prevention and able to provide these services independently or with minimal supervision, to the degree allowed by applicable laws, statutes and regulations. The CPS is designed to be appropriate for those professionals currently practicing in the prevention field. A CPS is a health care professional who has been certified by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP) as having been adequately trained to provide prevention education training. Prevention services shall be within the limitations of all applicable state and local statutes. A CPS is also an individual who adheres to the ethical principals set forth by the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP).

CPS Application (Certified Prevention Specialist)

CPS Sample Practicum Timesheet

CPS w / out IC & RC Apply On-line (Coming Soon)

CPS with IC & RC Apply On-line (Coming Soon)

 

Associate Prevention Specialist - (APS)

Statement of Purpose
The Associate Prevention Specialist (APS) designation is intended for individuals pursuing competency in the field of substance abuse prevention or those with sustained employment in the field. APS designation is available for current prevention staff who are interested in pursuing this designation including staff currently employed at a substance abuse prevention entity.

APS Application (Associate Prevention Specialist)

APS Sample Supervised Practical Experience Documentation Form

APS Apply On-line (Coming Soon) 
 

Certified Chemical Dependency Specialist - (CCDS)
Statement of Purpose
The Chemical Dependency Specialist credential upgrades and standardizes qualifications of those working in the field of addiction counseling. The following CCDS credentialing guidelines have been developed by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP). The CCDS credential will separate those counselors who are content with a status quo existence from those who continue to achieve a higher level of excellence within the addiction profession. A counselor’s “level of expertise” can now be clearly defined.

CCDS Application (Certified Chemical Dependency Specialist)

CCDS Apply On-line (Coming Soon)

Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor - (CCGC)
Statement of Purpose
The Compulsive Gambling Counselor credential upgrades and standardizes qualifications of those working in the field of addiction counseling. The following CCGC credentialing guidelines have been developed by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP). The CCGC credential will separate those counselors who are content with a status quo existence from those who continue to achieve a higher level of excellence within the addiction profession. A counselor’s “level of expertise” can now be clearly defined.

CCGC Application (Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor)

CCGC Apply On-line (Coming Soon)

Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional Applicant Status - (CCJP-A)
Statement of Purpose
A CCJP-A status may be issued to an individual who has met the educational and practicum requirements for the Texas CCJP, but has not yet passed the exam and may still be working on direct service/work experience hours. The CCJP-A applicant status will be issued for a period of five (5) years, in which time you must meet the requirements for and pass the written IC&RC CCJP exam for the full Texas CCJP. You may renew your CCJP-A certification for a period of three years one time only, provided you meet all re-certification requirements. 

CCJP-A Applicant Status Application

CCJP-A Applicant Status Practicum Timesheet Form

CCJP-A Apply On-line (Coming Soon)

Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professionals - (CCJP)
Statement of Purpose
After collaborating with criminal justice professionals around the state and around the country, TCBAP has requested and received permission from the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium to offer the CCJP certification for Criminal Justice Professionals who also work in and around the field of substance abuse. We recognize that the LCDC does not always speak directly to the needs of the criminal justice system, so we have worked with those professionals to develop a credential that better meets their unique needs. It is our hope that this certification will allow employers and those they serve to recognize those professionals whose expertise includes the unique blend of substance abuse issues and those related more specifically to criminal justice.

CCJP Application (Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional)

CCJP Practicum Time Sheet Form

CCJP Supervised Work Experience Form

CCJP w / out IC & RC Apply On-line (Coming Soon) 

CCJP with IC & RC Apply On-line (Coming Soon)

 
Certified Clinical Supervisor - (CCS)
Statement of Purpose
The Clinical Supervisor credential upgrades and standardizes qualifications of those working in the field of supervision. In a treatment setting, the CCS shall improve the quality of supervision of interns, enhance the credibility of the practicum experience and provide greater relevance for certification. The CCS certification is designed to be appropriate for those individuals who are currently supervising counselor interns. The CCS is a healthcare professional who has been certified by TCBAP as having been adequately trained to provide supervision for counselor interns. The services shall be within the limitations of all applicable state and local statutes. The CCS is also an individual who adheres to the ethical principles as set forth in the Texas System of Certification of Clinical Supervisors.

CCS Application (Certified Clinical Supervisor)

CCS w / out IC & RC Apply On-line (Coming Soon)

CCS with IC & RC Apply On-line (Coming Soon)
 

Peer Mentor / Peer Recovery Coach Designation - (PM/PRC)
Statement of Purpose 
The Peer Mentor/Peer Recovery Coach Designation (PM/PRC) standardizes qualifications of those working in peer recovery support within the field of chemical dependency, mental health, and/or co-occurring disorders. The following PM/PRC designation guidelines have been developed by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP) in concert with the Texas Department of State Health Services and identified stakeholders.

PM/PRC Designation (Peer Mentor / Peer Recovery Coach Designation) 

PM/PRC Apply On-line (Coming Soon)
 

Peer Recovery Support Specialist - (PRS)
Statement of Purpose
The Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRS) credential standardizes qualifications of those working in peer recovery support within the field of chemical dependency, mental health, and/or co-occurring disorders.

PRS Application (Peer Recovery Support Specialist)

PRS with IC & RC Apply On-line (Coming Soon) 


Inactive Status Application - (All Credentials)  
In order to receive Inactive Status automatically, the credential in question must be currently active. The credential may be designated Inactive for a maximum of two (2) consecutive years. After two (2) consecutive years, applicants must either recertify or apply for Inactive Status again. Subsequent applications for Inactive Status are not automatically approved; subsequent applications for Inactive Status must be individually approved by the Certification Board.

INACTIVE STATUS APPLICATION

 

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