Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional

Scope of Practice: The practice of a certified criminal justice addictions professional is based on knowledge in the performance domains of dynamics of addiction in criminal behavior; legal, ethical, and professional responsibility; criminal justice system and processes; screening, intake, and assessment; case management; monitoring; and client supervision and counseling to prevent or reduce the conditions that place individuals at increased risk of developing addictive disorder or disease, treat addictive disorder or disease, and help prevent relapse.

Who May Apply? This credential is designed for addiction professionals who work in three settings: law enforcement, the judiciary and/or corrections. The CCJP credential, unlike the other clinical credentials of the Board, does not require an active caseload of clients.

How to Earn this Credential Credential Manual Rev. 2015

  1. Registration – The applicant must first submit the items for registration. A Registered person is a considered a substance abuse professional who is receiving supervision from a Certified Clinical Supervisor or Clinical Supervisor Intern at a ratio of 1:10 hours for practicum, and 1:40 for remaining supervised hours. The items required  for registration are:
  • Documentation of high school graduation, completion of GED, Baccalaureate or advanced degree (Use transcripts as documentation as appropriate)
  • Supervision agreement by either a CCS or CS Intern
  • Agreement to adhere to the Ethical Principles of Conduct of the Board
  • Resume and Job Description
  • Completion of 3 clock hours of ethics training
  • Registration Fee $125.00 (non-refundable) made payable to NCSAPPB
  • Completion of SBI/SBI background check to include $38.00 (non-refundable) fee to NCSAPPB

Full Certification – There is no Intern or Associate step for this credential. All aspects of the credential must be completed before the applicant may complete the IC&RC CJP Examination.