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Approval in Florida

Florida Certification Board

  • Provider Info:

    • FCB 5069A
  • Cycle: Renewal every year
  • Total Requirement: 20 credit hours required

Applies To:

  • Florida Addiction Counselors
  • Florida Prevention Specialists

All our distant learning courses are considered online, since exam questions are made available, scored, and certificates printed at our web site.

Addiction Counselor CE is a service of CE Learning Systems LLC. CE Learning Systems is approved to offer continuing educations courses by Florida Certification Board (FCB Provider # 5069A). CE Learning Systems LLC maintains responsibility for the courses.

Board Contact Info

Florida Certification Board
1715 South Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
P: 850.222.6314
F: 850.222.6247
https://flcertificationboard.org/certifications/certified-addiction-professional/

  • CAS-Initial Certification hours

    The following table identifies each content area and the minimum number of hours of training candidates must document as part of the Application Portfolio.

    NOTE: You can easily find courses for each of these Content Areas on our site. On the courses page there is an entire Course Category for each of the Content Areas.

    Content Areas- CAS Hours
    Application to Practice/Professional Readiness 37
    Client, Family, and Community Education 5
    Clinical Evaluation 10
    Counseling 20
    Documentation 5
    Professional and Ethical Responsibility 15
    Referral 5
    Service Coordination 5
    Supervision N/A
    Treatment Planning 5
    Understanding Addiction/Treatment Knowledge 37

    *NOTE: All applicants are required to document a minimum of 4 hours of HIV/AIDS and 2 hours of Domestic Violence training. These six hours will be applied to the total number of hours required in the transdisciplinary foundations.
    You can easily find relevant courses by using the SEARCH function on our “Courses” page.

  • CAC-Initial Certification requirements

    The following table identifies each content area and the minimum number of hours of training candidates must document as part of the Application Portfolio.

    NOTE: You can easily find courses for each of these CAC Content Areas on our site. On the “Courses” page (www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses) there is an entire Course Category for each of the Content Areas.

    Content Areas- CAC Hours Application to Practice/Professional Readiness 57* Client, Family, and Community Education 10 Clinical Evaluation 25 Counseling 30 Documentation 10 Professional and Ethical Responsibility 30 Referral 5 Service Coordination 5 Supervision N/A Treatment Planning 15 Understanding Addiction/Treatment Knowledge 57*
    • If seeking reciprocity at the CAC level, applicants must document an additional 20 hours of training across these two topics.

    *NOTE: All applicants are required to document a minimum of 4 hours of HIV/AIDS and 2 hours of Domestic Violence training. These six hours will be applied to the total number of hours required in the transdisciplinary foundations.
    You can easily find relevant courses by using the SEARCH function on our “Courses” page.

  • CAP-Initial Certification requirements

    350 hours of training. At least 190 hours must be allocated, as specified, among each of the professional practice dimensions:
    Clinical Evaluation – 20 hours in assessment; 15 hours in screening
    Treatment Planning – 20 hours
    Referral – 5 hours
    Service Coordination – 5 hours
    Counseling – 50 hours
    Client, Family, and Community Education – 15 hours
    Documentation – 15 hours
    Professional and Ethical Responsibilities – 30 hours
    Supervision – 15 hours

    At least 154 hours must be allocated, as specified, in the following transdisciplinary foundations:
    Understanding Addiction/Treatment Knowledge – 77 hours
    Application to Practice/Professional Readiness – 77 hours

    At least 6 hours must be allocated in the following topic areas:
    HIV/AIDS – 4 hours
    Domestic Violence – 2 hours

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CE Learning Systems also offers live webinars for addiction counselors and prevention specialists in our new Make An Impact webinar series. Offered through our sister site, CE-Go.com, this series features some of the most well-known speakers in behavioral health today. Recent sessions include:

  • Clinical Practice in the Age of Technology – Pamela Harmell, PhD
  • Star Wars, Star Trek, and Harry Potter, Oh My! Helping Clients Heal Through Stories – Janina Scarlet, PhD
  • Helping Clients Maintain Mental Health and Addictions Recovery Through the Storm: Catastrophes and Pandemics – Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC
  • COVID-19 Anxiety and Fear: Meeting the Challenges of a Growing Mental Health Pandemic Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – John P. Forsyth, PhD
  • ...and many more to come!
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Disclaimer

We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

If you are aware of a change in your requirements that is not shown here, please let us know!

FCB uses the term credit hours to refer to continuing education credit hours. Our system normally refers to CE credit hours. On Addiction Counselor CE these terms may be considered synonymous.

Contact Info

Florida Certification Board
1715 South Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
P: 850.222.6314
F: 850.222.6247
https://flcertificationboard.org/certifications/certified-addiction-professional/

Applicability and Disclaimer

This CE approval information applies to these professionals in Florida:

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Prevention Specialists

Please Note:

Carefully read your state licensure renewal requirements as some jurisdictions have specific topic requirements or limits on the number of accepted Online/Home Study credits.

State laws often change, so please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.