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CCJP - Certified Criminal Justice Professional

Overview of Requirements

Professionals who already hold the CADC or CAADC (have passed the ADC or AADC exam) may ADD the CCJP by completing these requirements:

Education:       100 hours of education focused on the IC&RC CCJP Domains

Experience:     2,000 hours of criminal justice work experience. Criminal Justice work experience is defined as providing direct service to individuals involved in the criminal justice system.

Supervision:    100 hours of supervision specific to work in the IC&RC CCJP Domains, with a minimum of 10 hours supervision in each domain.

Examination:  Pass the IC&RC CCJP (Supplemental) Examination – 60 questions; 90-minute exam.

Professionals who hold a MCBAP CADC-M credential may add on the CCJP after upgrade to IC&RC level CADC or CAADC. The IC&RC ADC or AADC exam must be passed prior to taking the IC&RC (Supplemental) CCJP exam.


Professionals who DO NOT already hold the CADC or CAADC:

1.     May earn the CCJP and the CADC together (unified application) = CADC/CCJP

Education: Minimum high school diploma or jurisdictional equivalent (GED), or higher education degree.

300 hours of credential-focused education of which at least 200 hours are specific to the CADC Domains and at least 100 are specific to the CCJP domains.

6 hours or more education in professional ethics and responsibilities; MCBAP approved.

Experience:  Depending on highest education degree, 2000 – 6000 hours of work experience specific to the CADC Domains and 2,000 hours of criminal justice work experience. The 2,000 hours of criminal justice work experience may be included in the CADC work experience.

Supervision:  Depending on highest education degree, 200 - 300 hours of direct supervision in work specific to the CADC and CCJP Domains with a minimum of 10 hours in each domain.

Examination:  Candidates must pass the IC&RC ADC exam, and then the IC&RC CCJP exam. 

 

2.     Professionals with a qualifying Master’s degree may earn the CCJP and the CAADC together (unified application) = CAADC/CCJP

Education:   Master’s degree in a relevant behavioral science field with clinical application. Examples: Professional Counseling, Addiction Science, Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Forensic Counseling, Criminal Justice (with clinical training).     Contact MCBAP to review degree.

Minimum 180 hours of substance use disorder specific education in the CAADC Domains and at least 100 hours education in the CCJP Domains. 

Six hours or more education in professional practice ethics and responsibilities; MCBAP approved.

Experience:   2,000 hours of post-Master’s supervised work experience specific to the CAADC Domains and 2,000 hours of criminal justice work experience. The 2,000 hours of criminal justice work experience may be included in the CAADC work experience.

Supervision:   100 hours post-Master’s supervision specific to the CAADC and CCJP Domains with a minimum of ten hours in each domain.

Examination:  Candidates must pass the IC&RC AADC examination, and then the IC&RC CCJP examination.

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Candidates who have passed the previous IC&RC CCJP exam, before 10/01/2017, but have not applied for the CCJP credential before 10/01/2017, should contact MCBAP for CCJP application instructions.