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At Recovery Centers of America, we believe it is our responsibility to create a trained workforce and educate the world on behavioral health, inclusive of drug and alcohol addiction. It is our goal to educate over 5,000 individuals each year through our continuing education courses. And it is our hope that these individuals educate, help, and inform thousands more in their professional work, personal lives, and communities. Continuing education for mental health professionals and addiction professionals is one way to do just that.
Continuing Education Courses for Addiction Professionals at RCA
Continuing education is essential for professionals in the addiction recovery field to maintain licensure, enhance their knowledge base, and stay current on the latest treatment modalities. Recovery Centers of America is unique in that we offer free mental health continuing education seminars and continued education courses for Licensed Clinicians, Licensed Social Workers, Caseworkers, Certified Peer Specialists, Recovery Support Specialists, and Psychologists, as well as unlicensed individuals in the field of Substance Use Disorders or Mental Health Disorders. Courses are offered by addiction professionals with decades of experience frequently throughout the regions we serve on a variety of topics including:
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Recovery Centers of America has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7002. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Recovery Centers of America is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Recovery Centers of America is a NAADAC approved education provider (#155307). NAADAC approved CE(s) are accepted by most state licensing and certification boards. Please contact your credentialing board or visit NAADAC’s website for CE acceptance information: www.naadac.org/naadac-ce-acceptance.
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Course attendees receive a follow up email containing course slides and a link to a course evaluation. Course evaluations must be completed and submitted in order to receive course credit. It takes about 10 business days after a course has completed for CEU certificate to be issued to participants who completed the course evaluations via email.
Please ensure that you have submitted your course evaluation and have waited 10 business days. If you still do not have a certificate for completing one of our courses, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your full name
- Date of course
- Name of course
We use Webex to track attendance. We are able to pull a report at the end of each course that shows who was logged in to the course and how long they were logged in for. This attendance report serves as our sign in sheet. If you call in to listen to the webinar, but do not log in to Webex, you will not be counted as attending.
Yes. PowerPoint slides are emailed out to course participants in the follow up email that is sent once a course is completed.
No. We are not permitted to share recordings of our courses as they must be delivered as live webinars in order for us to be able to issue credit.
Will my license accept NBCC / NAADAC CEU Credits?
Recovery Centers of America has been approved by NBCC and NAADAC to provide continuing education credits. We recommend that course participants check with their state licensing boards to check if they accept NAADAC and NBCC CEUs as each state board has different requirements. Because regulations may change at any time, it is the sole responsibility of the licensee to maintain compliance with their Board’s continuing education policies and regulations.
Information on NBCC
Recovery Centers of America has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7002. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Recovery Centers of America is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. For more information about NBCC, please visit their website: https://www.nbcc.org/
Information on NAADAC
Recovery Centers of America is also a NAADAC approved education provider (#155307). NAADAC approved CE(s) are accepted by most state licensing and certification boards but we recommend that attendees contact their credentialing boards or visit NAADAC’s website for CE acceptance information: www.naadac.org/naadac-ce-acceptance.
Below are some of the Boards that accept NAADAC CE(s) for licensure/certification renewal. This list is subject to change over time:
- Board of Professional Counselors of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals
- Delaware Certification Board
- Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA) (Note: Webinars are only approved for homestudy CEs)
- Indiana Counselors Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ICAADA)
- approved CEU providers for Indiana’s Behavioral Health Licensing Board: https://www.in.gov/pla/files/CE_APPROVED_SPONSORS_2.13.13.pdf
- Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
- Maryland Addiction Professionals Certification Board
- Board of Social Work Examiners
- Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
- MA Board of Social Workers (must contact Board for approval)
NAADAC is NOT a pre-approved provided for CEs with MA Board of Social Work. However, the Board’s information on CEs indicates:
Licensees may obtain credit for completing an individual continuing education activity:
(a) If it pertains to their professional growth and practice AND
(b) Is a lecture, an oral presentation at a course or conference, publication of a book, publication of an article in a recognized professional journal, completion of research for such a presentation or publication AND
(c) Application for this activity is made to the Board for approval at least 60 days prior to the expiration of their licensure period.
No more than 50% of required CEUs for the license cycle can be earned by completing an individual continuing education activity.
The Board receives a high volume of these CEU requests in the months leading up to the October 1st expiration date. If you request approval during this time frame, you may not receive a decision on whether credit has been awarded until close to, or after, the expiration date of your license.
- Addiction Professionals Certification Board, Inc
- Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners
- Professional Counselor Examiners Committee
- Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee
- Board of Social Work Examiners