Certified Addiction Professional (CAP)

Description

A Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) designation is a professional substance abuse credential for persons who hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and have demonstrated competency through training, experience and clinical supervision in the performance domains of:

• Clinical Evaluation

• Treatment Planning

• Counseling

• Case Management and Referral

• Client, Family and Community Education

• Documentation

• Ethical and Professional Responsibilities


Target Audience

This CAP Candidate Guide is written for the applicant who is not currently a:

1) Physician or physician’s assistant licensed under Chapters 458 or 459, F.S.

2) Professional licensed under Chapters 490 or 491, F.S.

3) Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) licensed under Part 1 of Chapter 464, F.S. and meeting the Board of Nursing requirements for a Psychiatric ARNP designation.

 

Please see the MCAP for Licensed Professionals Candidate Guide if you are currently a:

1) A physician or physician’s assistant licensed under Chapters 458 or 459, F.S.

2) A professional licensed under Chapters 490 or 491, F.S.

3) A Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) licensed under Part 1 of Chapter 464, F.S. and meeting the Board of Nursing requirements for a Psychiatric ARNP designation.


Specific Instructions

Earning a professional credential is a multi-step process. This Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) Candidate Guide provides certification program standards, policy requirements and mandatory application forms. Please carefully read this document PRIOR to applying for certification.

Step 1: Application Portfolio. During the first step, applicants submit a CAP Application Portfolio for approval. The CAP Application Portfolio is a compilation of mandatory forms and support documentation that, when taken together, provides verifiable documentation that the applicant has met the education, training, and experience standards necessary for certification.

Step 2: Examination Process. After the CAP Application Portfolio is approved, the applicant is allowed to register for and take the Certified Addiction Professional written exam.

Step 3: Certification Award. When the exam is passed, the applicant becomes a certified professional and enters the annual Maintenance and Renewal phase. Applicants have 12-months from the date the Certified Addiction Professional Application and applicable fee(s) are received at the FCB office to earn the CAP credential. The FCB will provide eligible applicants with directions to continue the certification process if the “out-of-time” date is reached.


Prerequisites

The CAP requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.

Associated Exams

Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) Exam

A Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) designation is a professional substance abuse credential for persons who hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and have demonstrated competency through training, experience and clinical supervision in the performance domains of: • Clinical Evaluation • Treatment Planning • Counseling...

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This CAP Candidate Guide is written for the applicant who is not currently a:

1) Physician or physician’s assistant licensed under Chapters 458 or 459, F.S.

2) Professional licensed under Chapters 490 or 491, F.S.

3) Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) licensed under Part 1 of Chapter 464, F.S. and meeting the Board of Nursing requirements for a Psychiatric ARNP designation.

Please see the MCAP for Licensed Professionals Candidate Guide if you are currently a:

1) A physician or physician’s assistant licensed under Chapters 458 or 459, F.S.

2) A professional licensed under Chapters 490 or 491, F.S.

3) A Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) licensed under Part 1 of Chapter 464, F.S. and meeting the Board of Nursing requirements for a Psychiatric ARNP designation.


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