Important New Degree Requirements for CAP students

July 20, 2015

As of July 1, 2015, the Florida Certification Board modified one of their main qualification criteria for the Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) certification. Prior to July 1, applicants needed to hold a bachelor’s degree in any field. The requirement has been narrowed, now requiring a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Check out a list of what is considered a degree in a related field.

Applicants who submitted their information before the July 1 effective date are grandfathered into the prior requirements.

Of course, those who do not have a bachelor’s degree or who do not qualify for the new requirements can still obtain the Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) certification if they qualify.

Please contact us if you have any questions at all about these new requirements or to learn more about the other qualification criteria required to achieve Certified Addiction Professional status through the FCB.

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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.