Renewal Information

What do I need to do to renew?

Each credential from the NCASPPB 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 until it is renewed/reinstated.

A late renewal is also known as a reinstatement. After 30 days of expiration, an additional $50 late fee is added to the $150 renewal fee.

A credential may be renewed following expiration within a period of five (5) years. After five years, a new application (including fees, testing, and hours) is required to get your credential back.

To renew, you must use the LearningBuilder credentialing software.

Educational Requirements:

CADC – 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.

PS – 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 quick answer is 50% may be online.

The NC General Assembly made changes to the NCASPPB educations credits definitions effective January 1, 2020. Under NC GS § 90-113.31A. (18) Independent Study was expanded to include “any online course of study that does not include a network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge from teacher to student being performed at the same time.”  In other words, pre-recorded trainings where you click through on the computer with no interaction with the instructor (aka “online”) can be only be used for 50% of your required trainings.

The definition of “Traditional classroom based study” was expanded on January 1, 2020. Under NC GS § 90-113.31A. (27) now defines “traditional classroom-based study as: “an education method of learning involving face-to-face communication or other shared communication being performed in either a shared physical setting or by audio conferencing methods, video conferencing methods, or both.”

There is no limit on these classroom-based trainings.

What if my training is not NCASPPB pre-approved?

The NCASPPB 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 NCASPPB 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.