Rising demand for addiction treatment, thanks to expanded insurance access, has led to a greater need for qualified addiction treatment professionals. Credentialing agencies play an important role in ensuring quality care by setting and monitoring education and experience standards for addiction professionals.

What is the CAP certification?

In Florida, the nonprofit Florida Certification Board is the only organization that provides certification for addiction professionals. Under state law, board-administered credentials such as the Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) qualify individuals to work in a clinical setting. While training and certification requirements for substance use counselors and other addiction professionals vary from state to state, the CAP credential can open new professional opportunities for eligible candidates in the field of addiction.

Article last updated 5/5/2017: Please check the Florida Certification Board website to confirm the most current requirements.