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The Association for Addiction Professionals

Recovery to Practice (RTP) Certificate Program

RTP Certificate Program

Recovery has always had a stronghold in the addiction profession and its workforce.  The addiction profession, founded by individuals in recovery, laid the groundwork to provide addiction services within a recovery orientation.  The Recovery to Practice (RTP) Certificate Program is designed to further hasten awareness, acceptance, and adoption of recovery-based practices in the delivery of addiction-related services and builds on SAMHSA’s definition and fundamental components of recovery.  By obtaining this Certificate, addiction professionals are demonstrating to employers, third-party payors, and clients their advanced education in recovery-oriented concepts, skills, and practices.  Simply complete the required education and receive a Professional Certificate to hang on your wall and include in your portfolio.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Provide documentation of 30 contact hours of continuing education from the “Approved Education List” below (Note: Must include 15.5 hours of “Required Coursework” and 14.5 hours or more of “Flexible Coursework”)
  • Complete this application
  • Submit payment


  • $50 for members of NAADAC
  • $100 for non-members of NAADAC

Approved Education List:

Required Coursework: Each applicant must complete ALL of these required continuing education components (15.5 CEs): Flexible Coursework: Each applicant must select from the following list to gain the remaining required continuing education hours (14.5 CEs):

PLEASE NOTE: This certificate is meant purely as an educational tool and does not qualify certificate holders to counsel those with addictions.