Credentialing (CASAC, CASAC T, CPP, CPS)

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OASAS oversees the credentialing of substance use counselors and prevention practitioners (CASAC, CPP, CPS) in New York State.
Credentialing (CASAC, CASAC T, CPP, CPS)
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Professional Workforce

OASAS oversees the credentialing of all professional substance use counselors and prevention practitioners in New York State. We issue professional credentials to individuals who meet specific eligibility requirements and pass appropriate examinations, to ensure that all those who provide direct care and services are competent and ethical in their work and skilled in meeting the needs of today's society. OASAS offers the following credentials: 

  • Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
  • Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP)
  • Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS)
  • Gambling Specialty Designation for CASAC, CPP, and CPS
Designations and Certifications
Gambling Specialty Designation

OASAS offers a Gambling Specialty Designation to credentialed individuals (CASAC, CPP/CPS), in good standing who meet the minimum requirements for the designation.

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CPRA)

The NY Certification Board oversees the certification and training of Certified Recovery Peer Advocates (CPRAs) who provide non-clinical support to individuals in treatment/recovery. 

Credentialing Call Center
Contact us to have initial application materials mailed to you. You may also request an inactivation application or inquire about late renewals and reactivation. If you've recently moved, be sure to notify us of your new address, as renewal applications will be automatically sent the address on-file, 120 days prior to the expiration date on your credential.
OASAS offers reciprocity for some credentialed individuals moving into or out of New York State.