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Approval in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Certification Board (AODA Counselors)

  • Provider Info:

    • PCB 455
  • Cycle: Renewal every 2 years
  • Total Requirement: 40 credit hours required; All 40 may be earned with Addiction Counselor CE.

Applies To:

  • Pennsylvania Addiction Counselors
All credit hours can be distant learning (online/homestudy) for both initial and recertification. Initial certification is 300 hours. *NOTE:*Most of our courses have been submitted to PCB for approval. However, very new courses may not yet be approved. Prior to starting a course, it is best to check the current PCB approved courses list, found here: https://www.pacertboard.org/education/approved/home-study
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For information on the different certifications visit:
https://www.pacertboard.org/certifications

Required Recertification Hours
All credentials require 3 hours in PCB approved professional ethics and responsibilities.
Acceptable trainings that would meet this requirement are: ethics related to human
services, HIPAA, confidentiality, and mental health law.
*AAC, CAAC, CADC, CAADC and CCJP*- 40 hours of PCB Approved Education relevant to addiction.

CCS – 6 hours of PCB Approved Education specific to one or more of the clinical supervisor domains Assessment/Evaluation, Counselor Development, Management/Administration, and Professional
Responsibility).

*APS and CPS*- 40 hours of PCB Approved Education relative to prevention with 3 in ethics.
CAAP – 25 hours of PCB Approved Education relevant to addiction with 3 in ethics.

Certificate of Competency in Problem Gambling – Recertified at the same time as your qualifying credential. Submit the appropriate number of PCB approved hours of education for your qualifying credential, including 6 hours of PCB approved gambling specific education (within the total number required for your credential).

Board Contact Info

Pennsylvania Certification Board (AODA Counselors)
298 S. Progress Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: 717.540.4455
Fax: 717.540.4458
[email protected]
https://www.pacertboard.org/certifications

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CE Learning Systems also offers live webinars for addiction counselors in our new Make An Impact webinar series. Offered through our sister site, CE-Go.com, this series features some of the most well-known speakers in behavioral health today. Recent sessions include:

  • Clinical Practice in the Age of Technology – Pamela Harmell, PhD
  • Star Wars, Star Trek, and Harry Potter, Oh My! Helping Clients Heal Through Stories – Janina Scarlet, PhD
  • Helping Clients Maintain Mental Health and Addictions Recovery Through the Storm: Catastrophes and Pandemics – Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC
  • COVID-19 Anxiety and Fear: Meeting the Challenges of a Growing Mental Health Pandemic Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – John P. Forsyth, PhD
  • ...and many more to come!
Make An Impact
This was the best presentation I've seen in a very long time. The material was relevant and interesting, and was presented in a manner that made it feel immediately applicable to my work with clients. Loved it. Can't wait to buy the book! – SC, New York

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Disclaimer

We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

If you are aware of a change in your requirements that is not shown here, please let us know!

PCB uses the term credit hours to refer to continuing education credit hours. Our system normally refers to CE credit hours. On Addiction Counselor CE these terms may be considered synonymous.

Contact Info

Pennsylvania Certification Board (AODA Counselors)
298 S. Progress Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: 717.540.4455
Fax: 717.540.4458
[email protected]
https://www.pacertboard.org/certifications

Applicability and Disclaimer

This CE approval information applies to these professionals in Pennsylvania:

  • Addiction Counselors

Please Note:

Carefully read your state licensure renewal requirements as some jurisdictions have specific topic requirements or limits on the number of accepted Online/Home Study credits.

State laws often change, so please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.