Addiction Recovery Coach (ARC)

As an ARC, you want to help addicts. You are capable of identifying others who need help. You are capable of befriending them and bringing them to a recovery center. You are also capable of mentoring them. You can perform basic supportive counselling. You are the first line in addiction treatment. You can do intake assessments and orientate new patients to the treatment of addictions.

People in recovery may also apply for ARC certification.

You will need to fulfill the following requirements to achieve the ARC certification

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Criteria for Addictions Recovery Coach

80 Hours of Addiction related training
 
8 Hours of Supervision (group or individual)
Score 60% or more on a 50 question ARC Exam
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Fees

Assessment Fee: US$30

Exam Fee: US$50

Certification Fee: US$30

Recertification Fee: US$30

 

Certified Addiction Therapist (CAT)

As a CAT, you are a therapist who can accompany addicts fully on their road to recovery. You are familiar with the 12 core functions of an addiction therapist. You can provide intervention and therapy.

You will need to fulfill the following requirements to achieve the CAT certification

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Criteria for Certified Addiction Therapist

270 Hours of Addiction related training with at least 70 hours of practicum

6000 Hours of Training or Experience in a Behavioural Health or Behavioural Sciences field, including at least 10 hours in each of the 12 core functions of addiction counselling. A Bachelor’s degree in the above fields counts for 2000 hours. A Master’s degree in the above fields counts for 4000 hours.

20 hours of supervision a year with supervisor reports

Score at least 60% of 100 question Addiction Therapist Exam

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Fees

Assessment Fee: US$30

Exam Fee: US$100

Certification Fee: US$60

Recertification Fee: US$60

Certified Master Addiction Therapist (CMAT)

Masters of their field in Addictions Therapy. Should have at least 5 years experience in the field and recognized as addiction therapists and hold a Masters level degree in a behavioural science.

You will need to fulfill the following requirements to achieve the CMAT certification

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Criteria for Certified Master Addiction Therapist

270 Hours of Addiction related training, at least 70 hours of practicum

5 years of experience in Addiction related field if you possess a Master’s degree in a Behavioural Health field – e.g. Counselling, Psychiatry, Psychology, Nursing etc

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7 years of experience in Addiction related field

20 hours of supervision a year with supervisor reports for 5 years

Score at least 60% in a 100 question Addiction Therapist Exam

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Fees

Assessment Fee: US$30

Exam Fee: US$100

Certification Fee: US$90

Recertification Fee: US$90