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  • 1080 East. Gunhill RD.
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New York Certified Addiction Professional Certification Program

New York

Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor

Training Declaration


The practice of a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor consists of four (4)) core functions, (1) Knowledge in Substance Abuse disorders; (2) Substance Abuse Counseling; (3) Assessment, Clinical Evaluation, Treatment planning, Case Management, Patient, Family and Community Education; (4) Professional and Ethical Responsibilities. 

To be fully credentialed by New York State Office of Addiction Services and Support, the candidate must complete the five (5) phases as describe below, including obtaining a passing score on the IC&RC ADC examination. Vertex Training Center will provide various courses that will meet the prerequisites for the following NYS Certified Addiction Professional credential:

    1. Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Application (Part A)

    Complete Part A-Summary Form

    Submit social security number

    Sign & date Part A form

    Review & Sign Cannon of Ethical Principles, Misconduct Attestation, NYS Justice Center

    Code of Conduct

    Submit application fee to NYS OASAS

    *Additional steps are found in the Certified Addiction Professional credentialing package

    Evaluation of Competency and Ethical Conduct (Part B)

    Complete the Evaluation of Competency & Ethical Conduct Form

    Complete & sign Applicant Consent to Release Information Form

    Submit 2 evaluations forms with corresponding supporting documents

    *Additional steps are found in the Certified Addiction Professional credentialing package

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    You will be required to fill out an application before purchasing courses. There is an application fee of $35.

    Work Experience

    Complete “Applicant Consent to Release Information Form” and Work Experience

    Verification Record Form.

    Submit corresponding documents from paid employer HR office or Clinical Supervisor (volunteer/internship)

    *Additional steps are found in the CASCA credentialing package

    Education & Training Experience (Part D)

    Complete and obtain a Certificate of Completion for the 350 hours standardize curriculum and/or academic transcripts.

    Section I: Knowledge of Substance Abuse Disorders (85 hrs)

    Section II: Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling (150 hrs)

    Section III: Assessment, Clinical Evaluation, Treatment Planning, Case

    Management and Patient, Family and Community Education (70 hrs)

    Section IV: Professional and Ethical Responsibilities (45 hrs)

    High school diploma or equivalency,

    Associate Degree, may be substituted for a maximum of 1000 hours of work experience

    Bachelor’s Degree, may be substituted for a maximum of 2,000 hours of work experience

    Advanced Degree* {Master}, may be substituted for a maximum of 4,000 hours of work experience

    350 clock hours of approved education/training

    New York State Examination

    Passing Score on the IC&RC ADC Examination

    Financial Aid New York

    Financial Payment

    Policy Statement: Vertex Training Center will assess each Participant prior to starting the course and as part of the admission process. Every effort will be made to ensure the Participant is eligible for financial aid/grants and/or payment plan. Each Participant will be provided with the appropriate referrals and guidance:


    Submit application fee as per the specific requirement, based on residency.

    Student will meet with Vertex Training Center staff to be assessed for financial services and/or referred to following once eligibility criteria are established:

    * City or State financial aid via NYS-DOL: ACCESS-VR, or any other grant or aid.

    Employee Reimbursement Program

    * Student working and are eligible for financial reimbursement by their current employer must submit Employee documentation and signed contract with Employer for direct or partial payment to Vertex Training Center

    Student Payment Plan

    * Payment plan will be designed specifically to ensure Participant is able to make

    5. financial payments based on their individual Financial Plan