Renewal Information

What do I need to do to renew?

Each credential from the NCSAPPB is valid for two years. There are no extensions granted by the Board. Once a credential has expired you are to cease using that credential and practicing under its scope.

To renew, you must use the LearningBuilder credentialing software.

Educational Requirements:

CSAC – 60 clock hours of training; to include: 3 hours Ethics, 3 hours HIV/AIDS/STD/BBP, 3 hours of the special topics: Nicotine Dependence, Substance Abuse and Veterans, Substance Abuse and the Elderly, Psychopathology, and/or Evidence Based Treatment Approaches.

LCAS – 40 clock hours of training; to include: 3 hours Ethics, 3 hours HIV/AIDS/STD/BBP, 3 hours of the special topics: Nicotine Dependence, Substance Abuse and Veterans, Substance Abuse and the Elderly, Psychopathology, and/or Evidence Based Treatment Approaches.

LCAS (Deemed) – A certificate of good standing from your Deemed Status discipline, as well as a letter supporting good standing in your professional association within the Deemed Status discipline.

CSAPC – 60 clock hours of training; to include: 3 hours Ethics, 3 hours HIV/AIDS/STD/BBP, 3 hours of the special topics: Nicotine Dependence, Substance Abuse and Veterans, Substance Abuse and the Elderly, Psychopathology, and/or Evidence Based Treatment Approaches.

CCJP – 60 clock hours of training; to include: 3 hours Ethics, 3 hours HIV/AIDS/STD/BBP, 3 hours of the special topics: Nicotine Dependence, Substance Abuse and Veterans, Substance Abuse and the Elderly, Psychopathology, and/or Evidence Based Treatment Approaches.

CCS – 15 hours of clinical supervision training, or 12 core function training. Up-to 3.75 hours may be from providing supervision to other clinicians.

How much of my training can be online?

The statute and rules do not address “online” training. However, they do state that no more than 50% of the total required may be from independent study. Any online training earned will be considered independent study unless it is a real-time (not pre-recorded) interactive webinar. The remaining 50% must be hours earned in a traditional classroom or conference setting.

What if my training is not NCSAPPB pre-approved?

The NCSAPPB does not require pre-approval to accept training earned by a professional for renewal. However, it can expedite approval of your renewal. Additionally, a training approval request is meant to only be completed by a training provider, not an attendee.

The NCSAPPB honors all trainings provided or approved by our Deemed Status Organizations, IC&RC Boards, NAADAC affiliated boards, and regionally accredited colleges, universities and our community college system.

If you are completing your renewal and your certificate doesn’t have a code, just mark it “N/A.” If we have questions when approving the renewal or need additional information, we will contact you.