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Excellence in Supervision Award
$10,000 awarded annually
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     Clinical Supervisor Credential (CSC):  Open application for addiction professionals with a related license or certification.

Current addiction professional certification or license

3 years
general AOD counseling experience
("AOD" is "alcohol and other drug")
1 year
as an AOD program supervisor
(supervisor experience may be
included in general AOD experience)
40 hours
of documented education in
clinical supervisor competencies

PCS Exam
Private-practice / Clinical Supervisor

PCS Exam
PCS Exam

Low cost, daily testing
Exam is only $175.
FREE on-line tutorial.
Daily testing at over 500 centers
located in the US and Canada.
The PCS Exam was developed,
reviewed and validated by nationally-recognized subject matter and psychometric experts to test for
the necessary skills and knowledge
of an addiction professional in private
practice and / or working as a clinical supervisor
Here is a brief video that describes
how the PCS Exam was developed:



Exam Waiver
Complete the 40-hour on-line course, and the PCS Exam is waived
CSEC Course
40-hour CSEC Course

Based upon The Clinical Supervisor,
the acclaimed training manual
written by some of the foremost authorities in AOD management, supervision and education programs
from throughout the United States,
the 40-hour Clinical Supervisor Education Course (CSEC) may be completed entirely on-line
Complete the on-line CSEC Course,
and the PCS Exam is waived
Course is divided into 3 parts,
and course fee is discounted
when complete answer sheet
and pay on-line:
On-line pricing discounts
      Use on-line answer sheet Mail or fax in answer sheet    
    Part 1 $29 $59    
    Part 2 $29 $59    
    Part 3 $29 $39    
What to do:
All CSC candidates must
complete and submit
CSC Application
CSC Application

No application fee
No membership dues

Submit CSC Application, including proof of completing either the
40-hour CSEC Course
passing the PCS Exam
$75 renewal every 2 years
(no additional renewal fee if you hold other Breining Institute certifications)


These credentials are registered service marks, and may only be used by professionals who have been awarded these credentials by Breining Institute.
"Clinical Supervisor Credential" and "CSC" credentials: Service Mark Reg. No. 66826, Class Number 41

    FAQs (frequently asked questions)    
    Q:  Which certification agencies are acceptable for the "current addiction professional" certificate requirement?
A:  There are many acceptable agencies located throughout the United States, as long as they are accredited, State-approved or nationally recognized. The drop-down list below includes many of the agencies, but there may be others that are acceptable.

If your licensing or certification agency is not included on the above list, please contact us for a determination, by sending an e-mail to us at that includes the following: 1) full name of the agency, 2) the web site address of the agency, and 3) which license or certificate that you hold from that agency.

    Q:  If I have a degree in addiction studies, do I need an ADDITIONAL 40 hours of supervisor courses?
A:  No. Your transcripts should show that you have completed sufficient formal addiction coursework to meet the education requirement.
    Q:  Do "continuing education" courses qualify for the 40 hours of clinical supervisor competency education requirements?
A:  Yes. The qualifying coursework must be obtained from a recognized provider of Continuing Education that provides documentation of that course work, which may include employer-documented in-house trainings. Documentation from the training agency (on agency letterhead or by formal certificates of completion of the training) must be included with the CSC Application to be considered.
    Q:  Do I have to do other courses if I complete the 40-hour CSEC offered?
A:  No. Completing the 40-hour on-line Clinical Supervisor Education Course (CSEC) satisfies the 40-hour supervisor courses education requirement.


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