The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP), under the auspices of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, operates as an independent body for all matters involving the Association’s substance use disorders counselor certification and endorsement opportunities at the national and international level.

Established in 1990, the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP) has independent autonomy in the development and promulgation of standards for testing, including who qualifies for the exams, content, administration, scoring and appeals. Specifically, the NCC AP:

  • Develops and keeps current national standards of requisite knowledge in substance use disorder counseling;
  • Provides evaluation mechanisms for measuring and monitoring the level of knowledge required for national credentialing;
  • Provides formal recognition to those individuals who meet the national standards; and
  • Establishes appropriate policies for acquiring and maintaining the national credentials.

PLEASE NOTE: NCC AP Certification and NAADAC membership are distinct.  NAADAC membership is not required to hold a NCC AP credential and NCC AP certification does not automatically include NAADAC membership.  Click here for more information about the benefits of NAADAC membership.

NCC AP Commissioners

Christina Migliara, PhD, LMFT, CCTP, MAC, CAP, CASAC

Christina Migliara, PhD is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, National Masters Addiction Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional, Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, and Collaborative Divorce Mental Health Neutral. She has a PhD in General Psychology and a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Working in the mental health field over the past 10 years, her practice expanded to include working in inpatient and out-patient addiction facilities, non for profit organizations, private practice, and Department head of Psychology in higher education. Dr. Migliara is the owner of Coastwise Mediation and Therapy, and CrossFit Tailwinds, located at the Elite Wellness Center in Jacksonville, FL. She is a member of the Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), NAADAC, the Association for Addictions Professionals, and Collaborative Law Group of Northeast Florida (CFL) in addition to serving on the board of commissioners for NCC AP.