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
If you are making plans to retire or change career tracks, you can opt to retire an active credential in good standing.