Certified Education and Training Providers

Overview

Through its Education and Training Provider Certification process, OASAS reviews course work and training offered through accredited colleges or universities; governmental agencies; professional organizations; training institutes; in-service training programs; qualified trainers; distance learning providers; or special events/conferences to ensure the qualifications of instructors, relevance of coursework for OASAS credentialed individuals, and compliance with Part 853  (Credentialing of Addictions Professionals) Regulations.

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Education and Training Provider, first determine which type of certification and application is right for you.

Prior Consultation Requirement

An application for Prior Consultation is required for CASAC-350, CPS-120CPP-250 and Gambling Designation Standardized Curriculum Programs. 

 

Requesting an Appointment for Prior Consultation:

1.  Prospective applicants should submit a brief summary of their proposal to [email protected] (Subject Line: Prior Consultation Request), to include the following:

  • OASAS-certified ETP Name and Number (if applicable)
  • Proposed program type (i.e. Academic, Continuing Education, Community-based)
  • Documentation that program meets one of the eligible educational entity types for certification

→ See Certification Eligibility Requirements (Page 2)

  • Any affiliations with any OASAS-certified/non-OASAS prevention, treatment, recovery or educational/training entities
  • Administrative and training team makeup (include contact information for primary applicant)
    • Total number of administrative and instructional staff
    • Minimum requirements for each administrative and instructional role
    • Prior experience/qualifications (may provide copies of CVs, resumes, instructor qualification forms, etc.)
    • Proposed schedule of course offerings (e.g. daytime/evening/ weekend, operational/instructional hours, etc.) consistent with instructional staffing levels

2. The Education & Training Provider (ETP) Coordinator will review the proposal and contact the primary applicant to schedule a Webex meeting/conference call.

 

3. Following the prior consultation meeting, the primary applicant will receive an e-mail notification with an eligibility determination, which will include:

  • Determination of Eligibility - Permission to proceed with application submission and additional supplemental documentation requirements; or
  • Determination of Ineligibility - Clearly documented justification for determination. This notification will also serve to advise that you must wait a minimum of 6-months from the date of the e-mail determination prior to submitting a subsequent proposal for a CASAC-350/CPP-250/CPS-120/ - Gambling Designation Standardized Curriculum Program.

 

CASAC 350-Hour

Prospective applicants must request a prior consultation with the Learning and Development Unit prior to submitting any application/curriculum materials for review to [email protected].

→See Standardized Curriculum Application Prior Consultation Requirement Process guidance

College and University-Based

Community-Based

CPS 120-Hour and CPP 250-Hour

Prospective applicants must request a prior consultation with the Learning and Development Unit prior to submitting any application/curriculum materials for review to [email protected].

→See Standardized Curriculum Application Prior Consultation Requirement Process guidance

Gambling Curriculum

Prospective applicants must request a prior consultation with the Learning and Development Unit prior to submitting any application/curriculum materials for review to [email protected]gov.

→See Standardized Curriculum Application Prior Consultation Requirement Process guidance

Individual Coursework

SBIRT Provider

Train the Trainer

The OASAS Training unit offers free, regional Train-the-Trainer (TTT) programs for local trainers interested in delivering OASAS curricula, as follows:

  • Information requested in the application includes experience in the addiction field and in the specific TTT topic; and appropriate qualifications as a trainer.
  • Applications will be reviewed, the need for the training and the number of active trainers in the specified region is assessed and TTT participants are selected to attend.
  • Trainers selected to then attend the TTT training which consists of an overview of the Training Manual's framework and content, practice presentations and are provided guidance on how to plan and deliver the curriculum.

Faculty Certification

To obtain Faculty certification in a curriculum, the trainer must: present two scheduled trainings of the curriculum to a combined total of 30 trainees in the trainer's region, at no cost; submit evaluations for at least 90 percent of the total number of trainees, as indicated on attendance rosters; and receive, at a minimum, an overall satisfactory rating by trainees.

To maintain Faculty certification in a curriculum, the Faculty Member must: present two scheduled trainings of the curriculum during the three-year certification period to at least 50 participants; submit evaluations from at least 90 percent of the total number of trainees, as indicated on attendance rosters; and receive, at a minimum, an overall satisfactory rating by trainees.