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California RAS/CATC

 
         
 
 
  The CATC: Fastest growing, most sought after AOD/SUD counselor credential in California.  
 
     
  Education  
 
45 units
Addiction Studies Certificate
(ASC) Program.

Self-paced program,
may be completed entirely
 through distance learning.

If you spend approximately
10 hours / week
on your coursework,
you should finish
in about 11 months.

 

ASC Program
 
  Exam  
 
After you complete your
formal education,

You must pass the CATC
multiple-choice exam.

The CATC Exam is
a 100 question,
multiple-choice exam,
administered by CAADE.

 

CATC Exam Application

Breining developed an on-line
CATC Exam Tutorial
to help you prepare for the CATC Exam,
available at this link:
 
CATC Exam Tutorial

 

 

  Experience  
 
You must document

2,240 hours

of
supervised clinical experience
in an AOD program.
 

 

     
 
The Breining ASC Program is State of California and CAADE-approved.
 
 
RAS-to-CATC Credential: Transition to a uniform standard in California

As announced in July 2014, Breining Institute has partnered with the prestigious California Association for Alcohol / Drug Educators (CAADE),
for a uniform and credible alcohol and other drug (AOD) / substance use disorder (SUD) counselor credential in California,
the State of California-approved Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC) Credential.

With the transition of California's RAS Credentialed counselors to the CATC Credential with CAADE,
the CATC Credential has become the fastest growing, most sought after AOD/SUD counselor credential in California.
 

Centralized Data Base
 

 

  RAS Credential holders  
 

All certified California RAS who were current on their certification as of August 28, 2014 have been registered with CAADE in order to meet California law requiring registration of individuals providing AOD/SUD services in a State-licensed program.

Your RAS Credential remains valid and recognized by California law, will continue to be valid until your next renewal date, and your registration with CAADE satisfies California registration laws and means you do not need to re-register with any other organization.

Breining has been transitioning certified RAS in California to the CATC certification upon their upcoming renewal with Breining, and this transition will continue for the next two years.

Your first renewal, within the next two years, will be substantially discounted as you will not pay CAADE membership dues. You may wait for Breining to invoice you as you approach your renewal date, or you may complete your renewal and receive the CATC Credential now, by using the renewal application at this link:
RAS to CATC App
 

 
 
  RAS Registrants  
 

All RAS Interns in California who were current with their registration as of August 28, 2014 have been registered with CAADE as CATC registrants, in order to meet the California law which requires registration of individuals providing AOD/SUD services in a State-licensed program.

Your registration with CAADE satisfies California's registration law, and you do not need to re-register with any other certifying organization.

Breining has been renewing RAS Interns in California to CAADE upon their upcoming renewal with Breining, and this transition will continue for the next two years.

Your first renewal, within the next two years, will be substantially discounted as you will not pay CAADE membership dues. You may wait for Breining to invoice you as you approach your renewal date, or you may complete your renewal now, by using the renewal application at this link:
RAS Intern Renewal

 

 
 
     
  Questions about the California transition to a uniform certification standard?  
 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers regarding the RAS-to-CATC Credential transition in California:
FAQs

 
     
 
     
  Be part of California's most sought-after State-approved AOD/SUD counselor certification program  
  Transfer your Registration and Certification to CAADE  
 

CAADAC, CAARR and the American Academy are no longer State of California-approved certification organizations.
Counselors formerly registered or certified by those agencies need to be re-registered with a different State-approved certification agency within six months, pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 9, Div. 4, Chap. 8, Sections 13035 (d) and (e).
The six-month deadline is rapidly approaching.
 
  If you have not already re-registered with an agency other than CAADAC, CAARR or the American Academy  
   
Certified Counselors

Download the CAADE Equivalency Application, complete and send to CAADE
Fees are waived until your current certification renewal date
Membership fees waived until your current membership date expires
CAADE will issue you a CATC at the appropriate level (I, II, III, IV or N)
 
CAADE Equivalency
 
     
  Registered Counselors
Download the Student Registration form, complete and send to CAADE
Fees are waived until your current renewal date
 
Student Registration
 
     
  Questions about transferring to CAADE?
Contact the CAADE offices
Phone: 707-722-2331
Email: Office@CAADE.org
Web site: www.caade.org
 
     

 
     
 
 
Are you already providing counseling services?

California law requires AOD/SUD counselors to register with State-approved organization.
CAADE is a State-approved registration and certification organization.
Select this button to get registered with CAADE:
 
CAADE Registration

 
 
     
  California pre-registration requirements  
     
 
 

Introductory education
Effective March 1, 2014 in California, prior to registering as an AOD counselor with a State of California-approved AOD counselor certifying organization, individuals will need to first complete a "nine-hour orientation course" of introductory alcohol and other drugs (AOD) or substance use disorders (SUD) education, consisting of 3 hours each of ethics, confidentiality and professional boundaries.

   

Breining 9-hr Basics Bundle
The Breining Institute "nine-hour orientation course" is the "Basics Bundle"
(in both English and Spanish versions) which may be completed entirely on-line.

     
Basics Bundle   Answer Sheet
  Only $29
for 9 hrs credit

Basics Answer Sheet Hoja de Respuestas
Regular price: $54
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Course material is FREE.

Select the appropriate picture, above (English or Spanish language), for FREE download of the course material.
 
  Select button, above (English or Spanish language), for
on-line Answer Sheet and to complete course.
Certificate of Completion will be automatically e-mailed to you upon successful completion and payment.
 

9-hr "Basics Bundle" includes Professional and Ethical Standards of Case Management (3 hours); HIPAA, Privacy Rule and Confidentiality of Client Records (3 hours); and Analyzing Multiple Relationships between Counselor and Client (3 hours). This orientation course does not count toward fulfillment of the minimum of formal AOD courses required for certification.

 
 
     
 
California Law
California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 9, Division 4, Chapter 8, Sections 13000, et seq.
 

AOD Counselors
You must be registered within 6 months
of providing AOD counseling services, and

then fully certified within 5 years.

 

Employers
At least 30% of your staff providing
AOD counseling services
must be certified.
Employers will be cited for non-compliance.

 

 

Code of Conduct
All registered and/or certified
AOD counselors are subject to the
Calif Uniform Code of Conduct

         


These credentials are registered service marks, and may only be used by professionals who have been awarded these credentials by Breining Institute.
"Registered Addiction Specialist" and "RAS" credentials: Service Mark Reg. No. 65739, Class Number 41

 

 
            
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