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.