OASAS oversees the credentialing of all professional substance use counselors and prevention practitioners in New York. To receive a professional credential, individuals meet specific eligibility requirements and pass appropriate examinations. This ensure the addiction services workforce are competent, ethical, 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)
- Credentialed Problem Gambling Counselor (CPGC) also known as the Gambling Specialty Designation for CASAC, CPP, and CPS.