The Sober College School of Addiction Studies (SCSAS) is a Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) Approved Education Provider Education Provider of Counselor Education and Training. Our flexible online classes make it easy for you to earn the education you need to become a Certified Associate Addiction Counselor. Our course can be completed at your own pace and in as little as 6 months.
To learn more about our one-of-a-kind counselor training program and becoming a CAAC give us a call at (866)-615-3276.
How to Become a Certified Associate Addiction Counselor (CAAC) in Pennsylvania
Below are the requirements for becoming a CAAC in Pennsylvania based on the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) site.
- High school diploma or GED is required.
- 300 hours of education relevant to the field of addiction, of which 100 are alcohol and drug specific, including six in professional ethics and responsibilities.
- 300 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.
- Three years (6,000 hours) of employment as an alcohol and drug counselor or supervisor of same. 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 Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
- Screening, Assessment, and Engagement
- Treatment Planning, Collaboration, and Referral
- Professional & Ethical Responsibilities
Certification: $200 – If you have already passed the examination
$350 – If you need to take the examination
Exam Cancellation: $150