Continuing Education for Florida Addiction Counselors

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)

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

CE Approvals: The Florida Certification Board accepts continuing education (CE) courses approved by the APA and NAADAC. At Health is a provider approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education. 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 at

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

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