There are two different entities that require continuing education (CE) for renewal:
Certified Addictions Treatment Counselors (CATC):
Certified Addictions Treatment Counselors (CATC) in California must obtain 40 (TAP 21) CEU hours every 2 years, including 9 hours of addiction-specific law and ethics.
California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
Certified Alcohol and/or Drug Counselors are required to obtain 50 hours of continuing education (CEH’s) toward renewal of certification.
- A minimum of 40 hours related to alcohol and drug counseling and treatment, including 6 hours in ethics
- The remaining 10 hours can be taken in other areas of professional development
Certified alcohol and/or drug counselors can earn 40 of their professional development hours online with athealth.com
State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the California continuing education regulations, click the appropriate button below.
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