California's choice for Counselor Certification
Based on nationally-recognized and credible standards, the State-approved Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC) Credential is the right choice for counselors and employers in California.
California law requires alcohol and other drug / substance use disorders (AOD/SUD) counselors be registered and certified by a State-approved certification agency, and the CATC Credential from the prestigious California Association for Alcohol / Drug Educators (CAADE) is the logical choice for individuals seeking a legitimate and credible counselor certification, and for employers seeking educated and qualified counselors.
Breining Institute and CAADE have joined forces to make earning the CATC Credential accessible and affordable for individuals with a desire to develop competency in this honorable profession. To learn how to earn the CATC Credential through Breining’s State-approved, self-paced, distance learning education course, please visit here: http://breining.edu/RASCalifornia.htm
And, for already-certified AOD/SUD counselors seeking advanced or specialty credentials, please visit Breining’s Professional Certifications page here: http://breining.edu/ProfessionalCerts.htm
We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity as California transitions to this uniform standard over the next two years.