OASAS provides opportunities for addiction professionals to develop and maintain the knowledge and skills they need to provide effective services throughout the addiction continuum of services. OASAS oversees and establishes guidelines for the comprehensive statewide education and training of New York State's credentialed addiction professional workforce and all staff who provide treatment, prevention and recovery services. Training includes the initial curriculum for all OASAS issued credentials, renewal trainings for credentialed individuals and trainings for trainers in standardized training curriculums. Approved trainings may be offered by certified Education and Training Providers, by OASAS directly or by our partners.
OASAS oversees the credentialing of all professional substance use counselors and prevention practitioners in New York State. More information on joining the NYS addiction credentialed workforce.
Core coursework is typically taken in-classroom offered by a certified training provider. Distance Learning providers offer OASAS standardized curricula online as an alternative to classroom learning.
A two-day classroom training designed to teach counselors how to motivate people towards personal behavior change with a compassionate, client-centered approach.
Required two-part training for the advanced level CASACs. Clinical Foundations I is an online, self-paced course and is a prerequisite for Clinical Foundations II which is offered in- classroom