Certified Addiction Professional

The Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) program at Addiction Counseling Institute prepares students for a career treating individuals in the areas of drug and/or alcohol abuse. Our classes are administered by addiction treatment professionals with a minimum of ten years of experience in the addiction treatment field. Our experienced teaching staff knows what it takes to become an outstanding treatment professional, and focuses our curriculum on instilling those skills in our students while ensuring that they master the FCB required content specific training.

Certified Addiction Professional is the highest level of training that we provide at Addiction Counseling Institute. It is designed for students who have received a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university or college recognized by the US Department of Education and/or the Council of Higher Education Accreditation.

What is a Certified Addiction Professional?

The Florida Certification Board states that a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) designation is a professional substance abuse credential for those persons who have demonstrated competency in the performance domains of Clinical Evaluation; Treatment Planning; Counseling; Case Management and Referral; Client, Family and Community Education; Documentation; and Ethical and Professional Responsibilities.

Addiction Counseling Institute provides the required 350 hours of content specific training to our students, allocated as follows:

  1. Clinical Evaluation: 35 hours
  2. Treatment Planning: 30 hours
  3. Counseling: 50 hours
  4. Case Management & Referral: 15 hours
  5. Client, Family, and Community Education: 15 hours
  6. Documentation: 15 hours
  7. Ethical and Professional Responsibilities: 30 hours
  8. Understanding Addiction/Treatment Knowledge: 80 hours
  9. Application to Practice/Professional Readiness: 80 hours*

*Must include at least 4 hours of HIV-AIDS and 2 hours of Domestic Violence.

In order to qualify for Certified Addiction Professional certification, candidates must also meet related work experience requirements. For candidates that hold a Bachelor’s degree or non-related Master’s degree, this includes 6,000 hours of direct experience performing addiction-related services at the level expected of a CAP. For candidates that hold a Master’s degree or higher in a related field (Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, Mental Health Counseling, and Marriage & Family Counseling), 4,000 hours of direct experience is required.

To register for the Certified Addiction Professional program at Addiction Counseling Institute, download our application or register online. To learn more about the Certified Addiction Professional program at Addiction Counseling Institute, please call 855-266-6037.