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    Welcome to the Academy for Addiction Professionals located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. You are about to make one of the best decisions of your career. The Academy for Addiction Professionals has been created to help you on your educational path. At the Academy, you will be trained by instructors who are dedicated to helping you grow in the addictions field. You will be exposed to cutting edge resources, important certification updates, trends in the behavioral health field, and other addictions professionals. You will also be able to improve your opportunity for employment in the addictions field.

    Upon completion of our program, you will have obtained all the educational hours needed for your addiction certification through the Florida Certification Board, and you will be in a position to move forward in your career. The Academy provides a great networking opportunity to meet different people in different parts of the substance abuse or behavioral health field. You will learn about multiple resources in your very own community, and you will gain accessibility to information not always readily available to others.

    Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to working with you. If you have any further questions, please contact our office.


    Ben Brafman, CAP, LMHC
    Director Academy for Addiction Professionals

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    The Academy for Addiction Professionals is a leading addiction professional training center and an approved education provider for both the Florida Certification Board (FCB) and NAADAC. We offer interactive in-class (2 South Florida locations) and online training courses for the Certified Addiction Professional (CAP), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT) and Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) levels of certification as well as Continuing Education and Professional Development programs.