In order to ensure continued competence and maintenance of skills, the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) requires that your CPP/CPS certificate be renewed every three years.
Approximately 120 days prior to the expiration date of your credential, you will receive a notice of expiration and a Renewal Application. It is imperative that you keep your address up to date and notify any changes via email to [email protected] . The Credentialing Unit may communicate important information with you via email, therefore; it is also important that you have a current email address on record.
Part 853 Credentialing of Addictions Professionals requires the submission of the completed Renewal Application Packet at least 75 days prior to the expiration date of your credential. If it is not submitted within that time frame, you will risk having your credential go into late renewal and be charged an additional fee. Your credential can be renewed up to one year after expiration. While in late renewal you will not be able to use your credential or use the credential acronyms after your name.
Continuing Professional Education
You must complete continuing professional education consisting of a minimum of 60 clock hours related to SUD prevention, including the one-time requirements below. One-time requirements only need to be completed one time, not every time you renew.
- 1.25 hours: The Science of Cannabis
- 1.5 Hours: The History of Harm Reduction
- 1.0 hour: Opioid Overdose Prevention Basics
A continuing requirement for six hours of OASAS approved ethics training will be required upon every renewal. Please note that the Professional Boundaries and Reporting Requirements training must be completed upon every renewal.
Training certificates will not be submitted with your Renewal Application. Instead, you will sign an Attestation of Education and Training verifying that you have completed the continuing education requirements. You are required to retain records of all education/training you attest to having completed for six years, or two renewal periods and may be subject to an Audit.
Gambling Specialty Designation
If you hold a Gambling Specialty Designation, an additional 10 hours of gambling-related education and/or training must be completed and submitted.
Attestation of Ethical Conduct
As part of the renewal process, you will complete and sign an Attestation of Ethical Conduct, affirming your compliance to ethical standards in your professional behavior during your current Credentialed period. In the Attestation, if you indicate any unethical conduct, you will be provided with an opportunity to provide additional information in the "Additional Remarks" section.
It's important to note that indicating unethical conduct to any question on the Attestation of Ethical Conduct will not automatically prevent you from renewing your Credential. The purpose of the Attestation is to ensure transparency and allow for further clarification if needed.
OASAS will be performing random renewal audits monthly. Those selected for audit will be notified and must submit documentation of the appropriate number of hours of education/training that they attested to completing in the three-year credentialed period identified in the notification.
Falsification or omission of information in this attestation may result in administrative action or filing of a complaint against you by OASAS.
If your credential has been expired for longer than one year, you have the option to reinstate your credential by completing a Reinstatement Application. You can do this at any time after your late renewal period has expired.
Please be aware that Reinstatement Applications include mandatory hours of specific trainings. You can find the Reinstatement Applications and lists of required trainings for each credential below.
Your application will be reviewed within 60 days of receipt by the Credentialing Unit. If your application is determined to be incomplete, you will receive a CPP/CPS Renewal Application Review Summary. Outstanding requirements must be satisfactorily addressed prior to the expiration date of your credential, or you will be subject to a $50 late fee.
Once your application is approved, you will be issued a new CPP/CPS certificate that will expire on the last day of the three-year period.
All fees for renewal must be in the form of a check or money order and made payable to “NYS OASAS”. All fees are non-refundable.
Renewal fee: $150
Reinstatement: $400/$500 dual credential
Renewal late fee: $50