Adolescent Endorsement Pilot Program


The Adolescent Endorsement Pilot Program is an opportunity for certified Part 822 Outpatient providers serving the adolescent population who wish to add the Adolescent Endorsement to their operating certificate. The pilot includes a learning collaborative starting in October, where providers will have the opportunity to gain technical assistance, provide feedback on the endorsement standards, and learn from fellow pilot sites. 

Among the benefits of to applying for the Adolescent Endorsement:

  • Programs with the Endorsement may advertise that they are an OASAS-endorsed provider of adolescent services.
  • Be more accessible to those searching for adolescent treatment services through the OASAS website.
  • Work from a more standardized framework of services for young people and;
  • Increase community partner connections.

Application Materials

An Adolescent Program Director applying to pilot the Adolescent Endorsement must operate in certified Part 822 Outpatient Provider in good standing. Please complete this application/attestation below and review the related forms. Once complete, return your application by e-mail to [email protected] or [email protected]


    Endorsement Standards and Attestation

    Review the standards for endorsement and complete a brief self-assessment and attestation of your program. A complete self-assessment must be submitted with your application to be considered for the pilot program.



Pilot Program

Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you are a part of the Adolescent Endorsement Pilot Program. The program includes a 6-8-month learning collaborative where providers will have access to technical assistance from OASAS, provide feedback on the endorsement standards, and learn from fellow pilot sites.

Providers that are engaged in this program will be required to provide monthly data reporting on specific areas. At least one virtual or in-person site visit will be conducted for every program participating in the pilot to further identify individual program needs and strengths. From that site visit, a workplan will be established to highlight areas of improvement and identify action items.

These visits will also provide feedback to NYS OASAS on the efficacy of the Self-Assessment Tool, the attainability of the endorsement, and will inform us of any changes that may need to be made to the process. It is mandatory for all pilot participants to engage in all of the above outlined activities.

Learning Collaborative

The Adolescent Endorsement Learning Collaborative will consist of eight mandatory monthly calls. Calls are approximately 1-1.5 hours long and allow for learning on a wide-range of topics topics followed by open discussion. Topics may include: Family Engagement, Resource Mapping, LGBTQ Affirming Care, Group Skills, Trauma Informed Care, Medication-Assisted treatment, and Treatment Planning.

Call Schedule

  • October 23, 2020, 11:30am – 1pm
  • November 20, 2020, 11:30am – 1pm
  • December 18, 2020, 11:30am – 1pm
  • January 15, 2021, 11:30am – 1pm
  • February 19, 2021, 11:30am – 1pm
  • March 19, 2021, 11:30am – 1pm
  • April 16, 2021, 11:30am – 1pm
  • May 21, 2021, 11:30am – 1pm


Adolescent Endorsement Skill Building Role Plays

This training provides an overview of select Adolescent Endorsement Standards with the intent to highlight and strengthen the use of desirable counseling skills when working with adolescents and their families. Adolescent Endorsement Standards highlighted in this training include Assessment, Developmentally Informed Treatment, and Trauma Informed Treatment.

Credentialing credit will be given for completing all three videos in the series. This training fulfills 1 clock hour credits toward:

  • CPP/CPS initial
  • CASAC/CPP/CPS renewals
  • NYS Education Dept. Social Work Continuing Education

What's Related

Related clinical guidance and reference materials for providers and program staff serving the adolescent population.