ccapp-conf-2014-bannerCCAPP Presents Its First Annual Conference

October 30 - November 2, 2014

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego

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ccapp-conf-2014-hyatt-sd-1This year's conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego; the conference committee, board and staff is excited to be in San Diego! At this conference we want to look towards the future and prepare for the next steps in the growth of our profession, with workshops to assist professionals in increasing their knowledge in medically assisted treatment approaches and interventions, multicultural competency, co-occurring disorders, prevention methodologies, supervision techniques, professional and personal growth, ethics and many more interactive training opportunities. Also, we will have workshops to help individuals who want to start or who currently have a full time or part time private practice.

ccapp-conf-2014-hyatt-sd-2The traditional Pre-Conference begins on Thursday, October 30, 2014 and the full Conference will begin on Friday October 31, 2014 and go through Sunday, November 2, 2014.

You can make room reservations by calling the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Reservation Office at 888-421-1442. Please let them know you are attending the 2014 Annual CCAPP Conference.

OR Click on the link below for booking at the discounted group rate.

Cut-off Date: The "cut-off date" for reserving rooms in the Room Block is to be determined soon.

Please continue to check our website for more conference updates as we get closer to the event. We hope to see you there!!


Annual Membership Meeting

Date and Time:
November 1st, 2014
11am - 2pm

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
11441 Quivira Rd
San Diego, California 92109

New Classes Coming Soon!

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Classes held: Northern & Southern California

Classes begin January 10, 2015 and consist of an orientation class, 25 weeks of instruction, and graduation ceremony. Classes start at 9am and last until 4pm on Saturdays with some Saturdays off on major holiday weekends. The classes will fulfill the educational requirements for state certification.

DHCS Announces Deadline for RAS Certification Transfer

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ccapp-logoAll RAS Certified counselors must obtain certification from an approved Certifying Organization by March 19, 2015 At, transfers can be made with no additional education requirements and at no cost. RAS certified counselors will be certified, not registered, thereby maintaining their status to work as a certified counselor in licensed and certified programs by the March 19 deadline.

Your honest and thoughtful recommendation that Breining counselors and registrants transfer to CCAPP is making a difference in the careers of your colleagues and the future of your profession. The CCAPP website and phone lines have been flooded with transfer applications. Good job!

Following is a link to the Department's announcement:


More Letters of Support Needed for Drug and Alcohol Counselor Licensure Legislation

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CAADAC/CAARR-sponsored legislation Senate Bill 570 (DeSaulnier) will create a license for AOD counselors so that they will be recognized as a resource for providing services under the Affordable Care Act. The license will be mandatory for anyone operating a private practice. This legislation will address the unregulated market of AOD services in private practice. Finally, every counselor in California providing AOD services will be required to be licensed or certified to work in California.

We need your help. We need as many letters as possible from individuals that support drug and alcohol counselors being licensed in the state of California. You don't have to be a drug and alcohol counselor to write a letter. Anyone can write a letter that supports this effort and it only takes two minutes. To send a letter, click the take action link.

Please pass this on to as many people as possible. To send a letter of support from a school, business, agency or program, please visit CAADAC and CAARR's S.B. 570 program support letter page here. To view the bill in its entirety, click here.