Addiction Professional Services
Breining and CAADE:
Leading the Way in California, ahead of schedule

The announcement in July 2014 of Breining and CAADE establishing a uniform AOD/SUD professional credential in California was greeted with widespread support by employers, educators and counselors.

The result is that the State-approved Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC) Credential has become the fastest growing, most sought after entry-level AOD/SUD credential in California, and the two-year transition to this uniform standard is ahead of schedule.

The nationally-recognized Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) Credential issued by Breining is part of this transition, allowing addiction professionals to both retain their RAS Credential and be awarded the CATC Credential, so that these professionals enjoy both national and State-wide recognition.

Breining encourages and invites all addiction professionals to be part of this team effort in California. To get started, select this link: CATC Certification

And, for information about how to earn the nationally-administered RAS and other advanced AOD/SUD professional credentials from Breining, select this link: Advanced AOD/SUD Credentials


"Leading the Way" Conference 2016
Called the "best conference of the year” by many in attendance, the 2015 Leading the Way Conference was the largest ever, and we are already working to make the 2016 Conference even better.

Please mark your your calendar and plan on joining us for the upcoming Leading the Way Conference, April 15-17, 2016, at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, a block away from the California State Capitol complex, in the heart of downtown Sacramento, known for its vibrant downtown, historic Old Town, and waterfront restaurants and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Breining Institute

California Association for Alcohol / Drug Educators