Addiction Counselor Certifications: A Step by Step Guide

Deciding to pursue an education in the addiction field is the first major step toward a new, exciting and lucrative field. The addiction field is unlike most career paths in that it offers a combination of exciting day to day work and fulfilling work, helping people with their problems every day.


Now you have a decision to make – which course to take? The academy offers classes towards certification in three major addiction counselor certifications.

CAP: Certified Addiction Professional
CAC: Certified Addiction Counselor

CRSS: Certified Recovery Support Specialist
CBHT: Certified Behavioral Health Technician
Online Classes


Register online for the class of your choice.  You can download the form here and fax it to: 954.771.2098. If paying by check, cash or money order, please mail it to our address at the bottom of this page.


We will contact you with more information on how to prepare for your new classes.


Complete the educational requirements and take the Florida Certification Board Exam. To see the exam requirements, click the following link: addiction exam

After completing those five steps you will be well on your way to finding your career in the addiction industry. We have career counselors and addiction professionals to help place you in the right job at the right treatment center. Please click the following link to visit our career section: Addiction Careers

We look forward to seeing you at our next course and Good Luck!

Online Classes


Take Classes Online

Receive certifications and CEUs for annual renewal online. Get started today.

On-Campus Classes


Attend Classes

Our classes are held monthly at the Academy in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.