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: California Counselor 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

Breining Institute has provided nationally-recognized higher education, training, testing and certification for addiction professionals since 1986.
California Association for Alcohol / Drug Educators serves approximately 60 college and university programs in California, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon.