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The Association for Addiction Professionals

Types & Eligibility

NCC AP Certifications

National Certified Addiction Counselor (NCAC I) 

A voluntary national certification intended for professionals working within addiction-related disciplines wishing to demonstrate their skills gained through years of supervised work experience. 

National Certified Addiction Counselor (NCAC II)

A voluntary national certification intended for professionals working within addiction-related disciplines wishing to demonstrate their specialized addiction treatment skills gained through supervised work experience and specific undergraduate course work.

Master Addiction Counselor (MAC)

A voluntary national certification intended for professionals working within addiction-related disciplines wishing to demonstrate their specialized addiction treatment skills gained through supervised work experience and specific graduate course work.

Nicotine Dependence Specialist (NDS)

A voluntary national credential that provides foundational knowledge of tobacco addiction, develops skills and strategies for tobacco addiction counseling and examines related recovery and wellness issues.

National Certified Adolescent Addictions Counselor (NCAAC)

A voluntary national credential that recognizes a standard of competencies and effective clinical practice utilized in treating adolescent Substance Use Disorders.

National Peer Recovery Support Specialist (NCPRSS)

A voluntary national credential that provides recognition for Peer Recovery professionals in their chosen field of experience.

NCC AP Endorsements

National Endorsed Student Assistance Professional (NESAP)

This endorsement recognizes a national standard of competencies and effective clinical practice utilized in treating adolescent substance use disorders (SUDs).

National Clinical Supervision Endorsement (NCSE)

This endorsement recognizes a national standard of competencies and effective clinical supervision in the addiction treatment process.

National Endorsed Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (NECODP)

This endorsement recognizes a national standard of competencies and effective clinical supervision in the addiction treatment process. 

FOR A MATRIX COMPARING ALL OF NCC AP'S CREDENTIALS, PLEASE CLICK HERE.