The Sober College School of Addiction Studies (SCSAS) offers a counselor training course that can help you become a Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP) in Pennsylvania. SCSAS is a Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) Approved Education Provider of Counselor Education and Training. We offer a flexible online course that makes it easy for you to earn the education you need to become a CCJP on your own schedule. Our course can be completed at your own pace and in as little as 6 months.
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How to Become a Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP) in Pennsylvania
Below are the requirements for becoming a Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional in Pennsylvania based on the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) site.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university that is recognized by the US Department of Education or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. An official transcript sent directly from college/university is required.
- 150 hours of education relevant to the field of addiction, of which 100 are alcohol and drug specific, including six in professional ethics and responsibilities.
- 100 hours with a minimum of 10 hours in each domain.
- Supervision is a formal or informal process that is administrative, evaluative, clinical, and supportive. It can be provided by more than one person, it ensures quality of clinical care, and extends over time. Supervision includes observation, mentoring, coaching, evaluating, inspiring, and creating an atmosphere that promotes self-motivation, learning, and professional development. In all aspects of the supervision process, ethical and diversity issues must be in the forefront.
- Two years (4,000 hours) of employment providing direct services in the criminal justice/addictions field or supervisor of the same. Three years (6,000 hours) of employment is required if degree is not in a behavioral science field. Employment must have been gained within the last seven years.
- Applicant must be currently employed in a counseling position at the time application is submitted.
- Acceptable employment is based on applicant providing direct, primary alcohol and drug counseling to persons whose primary diagnosis is that of alcohol and/or drug addiction or that applicant is providing supervision of addiction counseling.
- Applicant must have primary responsibility for providing counseling in an individual and/or group setting, preparing treatment plans, documenting client progress and is clinically supervised by an individual who is knowledgeable in addiction.
- Current job description dated and signed by supervisor and applicant.
- Pass the IC&RC Examination for Criminal Justice Addictions Professionals
- Dynamics of Addiction & Criminal Behavior
- Legal, Ethical & Professional Responsibility
- Criminal Justice System & Processes
- Clinical Evaluation: Screening and Assessment
- Treatment Planning
- Case Management, Monitoring & Participant Supervisor
Certification: $350 (fee must accompany application and materials)
Retest: $150 Exam Cancellation: $150