Continuing Education for Florida Addiction Counselors

Attention: Several states and disciplines have relaxed requirements regarding live / in person Continuing Education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with your board to see the most current requirements.

The Florida Certification Board oversees certification programs in addictions, mental health, behavioral health, child welfare, and prevention.

Florida addiction counselors and specialists are required to earn continuing education (CE) credits to renew their certifications as follows:

Addiction Counselors in Florida

Certified Addiction Professional (CAP)

Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC)

Certified E-therapist (CET)

Certified Gambling Addiction Counselor (CGAC)

  • Must earn 10 CE hours each year. Note: If you hold a CAP credential, 10 of your 20 annual CE credits must be specific to gambling.
  • Renewal date: June 30
  • Click here for the Florida CGAC Guide

Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS)

Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS)

Criminal Justice Counselors in Florida

Certified Criminal Justice Addiction Professional (CCJAP)

Certified Criminal Justice Addiction Counselor (CCJAC)

Certified Criminal Justice Addiction Specialist (CCJAS)

Prevention Counselors in Florida

Certified Prevention Professional (CPP)

Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)

Certified Mental Health Professionals and Behavioral Health Technicians

For CE requirements for certified mental health professionals and behavioral health technicians, see the Florida Certified Mental Health section of the Certification Board Policy and Procedure document.

CE Approvals

The Florida Certification Board accepts continuing education (CE) courses approved by the APA and NAADAC. At Health, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460.

Florida certified professionals can earn all of their CE credits online through

View the course catalog

State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the Florida continuing education regulations, click the button below.

FL Certification Board Policies and Procedures

Page last modified or reviewed by on Sep 28, 2020.

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