Category Archives: Classes

Career Outlook for Those in Addiction Studies Courses

March 6, 2020

We often receive calls from prospective students interested in finding out more about career possibilities in the field of addiction once they have received their certification. It is a very difficult question to answer, but in this blog post, we … Continue reading

Difference Between Certified Behavioral Health Technicians and Certified Recovery Support Specialists

February 14, 2020

When prospective students call us looking for an entry-level certification in the behavioral health industry, they have more often than not heard of the Certified Behavioral Health Technician or CBHT. Many times, however, they do not know much about the … Continue reading

Career Spotlight: Advancing Your Career as a CBHT

January 31, 2020

The Certified Behavioral Health Technician or CBHT designation is more than a certification to make a few extra dollars in the treatment industry. Rather, it is a tangible manifestation of a person’s willingness and desire to improve themselves and to … Continue reading

What You Need to Know About the IC&RC’s Domestic and International Reciprocity

January 17, 2020

The IC&RC or International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium is the definitive international and interstate credentialing and examination body for professionals in the treatment and recovery business. Ultimately, oversight bodies such as the IC&RC protect the public by adding a layer … Continue reading

How to Be the Best Substance Abuse Counselor to Every Client

January 3, 2020

You’ve taken your Certified Addiction Professional or Certified Addiction Counselor course and you have passed your Florida Certification Board exam with flying colors! it may have felt like a long time in the making, but now the real work begins. … Continue reading

Take Classes or Get Your Work Experience?

August 5, 2019

What to do if you don’t yet qualify for certification you want? Many prospective students ask us about certifications that they do not yet fully qualify for. All certifications required training and work experience to a varying degree. And while … Continue reading

A Day in The Life of a Substance Abuse Counselor

July 24, 2019

Substance abuse counseling has never been in greater demand than it is today. From medical and doctorate level professionals to certificate level counselors, we need licensed clinicians to make a dent in the addiction epidemic that has only gotten worse … Continue reading

The Many and Varied Types of Substance Abuse Counselors

July 10, 2019

When the typical patient or their family thinks about drug treatment, they don’t often understand how varied and diverse substance abuse counseling can be. Many levels of care within treatment, and even medical conditions that have to be managed through … Continue reading

Why to Become a Drug Abuse Counselor (Especially If You’re in Recovery)

June 17, 2019

Here at The Academy for Addiction Professionals, one of the most common questions we receive is from addicted individuals, now well into their recovery, asking how they can give back to the community that helped them so much. It stands … Continue reading

Trauma Informed Care – What it Means and Why It Is Important

January 20, 2019

Trauma informed care or TIC is a critical part the substance abuse and mental health treatment process. While there’s no dedicated section of the Florida Certification Board curriculum for TIC, our understanding of trauma and how it relates to behavioral … Continue reading

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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 (South Florida Location) 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.