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CCJP - Certified Criminal Justice Professional

Overview of Requirements

ADVISORY: The CCJP credential is a clinical service oriented credential. Experience and education beyond the standard preparation for employment as a probation or parole officer is necessary to successfully gain the CCJP credential.

Experience - 6,000 hours earned through full- or part-time work

DEGREE/CREDENTIAL CREDIT: 1,000 hours credit for an Associates degree or CADC-M
2,000 hours credit for a Bachelors degree or CADC
4,000 hours credit for a Masters degree or CCS or CCDP
5,000 hours credit for a Post Masters degree or CAADC, CCDP-D, or other advanced credential (e.g. NBCC, CRCC, NASW, MAC)

The maximum degree credit allowed is 5,000 hours toward the experience requirement. *Degree must be in a behavioral health or related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. Experiential degrees are not accepted.

  • Experience is defined as full or part-time experience providing direct alcohol/drug services specific to the IC&RC/CCJP domains, for individuals involved in the criminal justice system (experience hours must be obtained within the past 10 years)

Education - 270 contact hours

  • Education must be specific or related to the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the tasks within each IC&RC / Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP) performance domain as they related to both adults and juveniles (with a minimum of 10 hours in each of the Performance Domains). The Legal, Ethical, and Professional Responsibility education standard must be a face-to-face training.

DEGREE/CREDENTIAL CREDIT: 70 hours credit for an Associates degree or CADC-M
120 hours credit for a Bachelors degree or CADC
170 hours credit for a Masters degree or CCS or CCDP
210 hours credit for a Post Masters degree or CAADC, CCDP-D, or other advanced credential (e.g. NBCC, CRCC, NASW, MAC)

Education is defined as formal classroom education (workshops, seminars, institutes, in-services, and college, university work) or “Home Study” courses (internet, correspondence, teleconference). All education must be documented and from a MCBAP approved source. Course credits awarded based on experience alone are not accepted.

Supervised Practical Training- 200 hours of direct clinical supervision specific to the IC&RC/CCJP performance domains (with a minimum of 10 hours in each domain)

DEGREE/CREDENTIAL CREDIT: 50 hours credit for an Associates degree or CADC-M
100 hours credit for a Bachelors degree or CADC
140 hours credit for a Masters degree or CCS or CCDP
200 hours credit for a Post Masters degree or CAADC, CCDP-D or other advanced credential (e.g. NBCC, CRCC, NASW, MAC)

  • Supervision is defined as the administrative, clinical, and evaluative process of monitoring, assessing and enhancing the criminal justice professional’s performance. The training must take place in a setting where direct services are provided to individuals involved in the criminal justice system (e.g. law enforcement, judicial, corrections, probation/parole, etc.), must occur as part of an eligible work experience and may be completed under more than one supervisor.

Testing - IC&RC CCJP written examination.

Applicants are required to pass the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium/ Criminal Justice Professionals (CCJP) written examination as part of their CCJP requirement. There are no prerequisites to take the exam. A passing score is based upon the total score. If you fail the exam, you must register again and retake the entire exam.

Code of Ethics – Sign and adhere to the current CCJP Code of Ethical Standards.

Residency – Must live or work within the State of Michigan fifty-one (51%) percent of the time.

Fee - Submit $150.00 non-refundable two-year certification fee (online application manual included.)

Renewal

  • Forty (40) hours of approved continuing education training is required for a two (2) year certification or twenty (20) hours of approved continuing education training is required for a one (1) year certification, since the beginning of your previous certification period with a minimum of 50% specific to CCJP performance domains.

Renewal Fee- $145 two (2) two year renewal fee $85 one (1) year renewal fee

NOTE: there will be a $25 renewal fee for each additional credential for those individuals who hold more than one MCBAP certification.