Certification Information

All requirements and fees are listed in the applications posted below. Each category contains the applications of the corresponding credentials.

Applications submitted via pictures/images are not permitted. All applications may be scanned and emailed to the office only as PDF files.

If you have any questions regarding the process after reviewing the application(s) email info@vacertboard.org. The Recertification Application can be found on our homepage.

COUNSELOR
Associate Addiction Counselor (AAC)

Available to newer addiction counselors wanting to begin the process of working toward full certification.

Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)

Addiction Counselor credential that requires a master’s degree, is international in scope and reciprocal.

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)

Addiction Counselor credential that requires a bachelor’s degree, is international in scope and reciprocal.

PREVENTION
Associate Prevention Specialist (APS)

Available to newer prevention specialists wanting to begin the process of working toward full certification.

Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)
CLINICAL SUPERVISOR
Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)

Professional credential for those providing clinical supervision, and is international in scope and reciprocal.

PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS)

Professional credential for those providing recovery support services.

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