All credentials issued by the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals expire either two (2) or three (3) years from the date of certification. Individuals must complete the continuing education prior to renewal. Education must be from an approved source and related to the performance domains of the credential that he/she is renewing. Individuals who are renewing must complete sixty (60) contact hours of continuing education when holding a three (3) year certification or forty (40) contact hours of continuing education when holding a two (2) year certification. A course may not be taken more than once within a twelve (12) month period.
MCBAP approved Home Study Education training can be applied to 100% of the required hours for continuing education.
CCS-M and CCS: Individuals renewing the CCS certification must submit three (3) contact hours per year, relevant to the Clinical Supervision Performance Domains. These contact hours are included in the total number of education training hours required for renewal of the CAADC, CADC, CADC-M, CCDP, or CCDP-D.
Note: It is your responsibility to apply for renewal.
Specific Education: The majority of course content must focus on alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drug use and prevention issues. Key words in course titles are: substance abuse, substance use disorder, drug addiction, chemical dependency, alcohol, tobacco, drug use, or co-occurring disorders.
Related Education: General courses in clinical theory and therapeutic methods, or courses that only touch briefly on substance use disorder will count as related.
The renewal application is completed in Certemy. The first time you use Certemy to renew, you will need to choose between a two year and a three year renewal cycle. Once you decide, you are permanently locked into the renewal time period. Each time you renew, you will log into your Certemy account to complete the renewal process.
Include the non-refundable renewal fee of $145.00 for two year renewal, or $200 for three year renewal. Failure to submit the fee and application in a timely manner, may result in additional requirements to renew or in loss of certification.
The applicant can apply for renewal up to 180 days after the expiration date by documenting twenty (20) hours per year of continuing education since the beginning of the last certification period, re-signing the current Code of Ethics and paying the renewal fee ($145.00 for two year, or $200.00 for three year) and a late fee. Names of individuals failing to renew on or prior to the expiration date will be removed from the current MCBAP list of certified professionals and the individual will no longer be considered certified.
Effective January 1, 2013, if application for renewal is not made within 180 days after the expiration date, the individual no longer holds their current credential and may no longer refer to him/herself as certified. To re-instate the credential an individual must apply for the credential as if they never held it and meet all current standards. This may include additional documentation and/or exams.
All documentation is property of the board and may be destroyed after 3 years.
Extension of Expiration Date
The expiration date of certification may be extended up to 90 days with documentation of a medical condition which severely limits normal activities for at least 30 days within the last 180 calendar days prior to expiration date. Application for extension must be made on or before the expiration date.
A certified professional may request in writing that his/her credential be placed in escrow for a period of up to two (2) years. Reasons for such action must be a documented medical condition which prevents the individual from working.
The individual will be responsible for meeting renewal requirements when the full two (2) years active status (not counting the time the certification is in escrow) has lapsed. Education completed during the escrow cannot be applied toward renewal.
A written request to remove the certification from escrow and a $50 fee must be submitted to MCBAP prior to the end of the escrow period.
Teaching – One may earn up to six (6) contact hours per one (1)-year certification period spent teaching or training at educational events meeting the definition of specific or related may be applied as contact hours to meet the educational requirement for certification. The number of contact hours applicable is equal to the number of contact hours offered for the event.
Publishing in a professional journal – One may earn the equivalent of six (6) contact hours per one (1)-year certification period by publishing more than 4,000 words in a professional journal or book in a subject area specific to SUD to meet the education requirement for certification
Presenting papers – One may earn up to six (6) contact hours per one (1)-year certification period for presenting a paper on a topic specific to SUD at a state or national conference of licensed professionals to meet the education requirement for certification. The number of contact hours applicable is equal to the length of the presentation.