Retiring your Professional Credential


Individuals who are planning to leave the addiction services field may retire their credential in good standing prior to the expiration date. The credential will be stamped "Retired in Good Standing," and returned. Contact the Credentialing unit to request a retirement application. 


Before submitting an application for retirement carefully consider if there is the possibility you may wish to use your credential again in the future. The new NYS OASAS Part 853 Credentialing of Addictions Professionals Regulations that take affect in 2020, will change the process for reinstating a retired or emeritus credential. Under the new regulations, a credential that expires, or is voluntarily retired or placed in emeritus will be considered deactivated.

Individuals who seek to renew deactivated credentials will need to reapply for the credential and meet the current requirements for that credential under the 853 regulations active at that time. This may mean completion of new educational hours, additional work experience hours and/or taking the IC&RC exam.