Office of Alcoholism and
Substance Abuse Services


Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)

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CASAC/CASAC-Trainee Application

The CASAC/CASAC-Trainee Application can now be printed from the OASAS website.

Please note: Effective June 30, 2013, Justice Center legislation requires applicants to have a Criminal Background Check completed prior to receiving the CASAC or CASAC-Trainee certificate. Further information is available in the application.

The CASAC is intended for individuals who provide alcoholism and substance abuse COUNSELING services in approved work settings.

You should consider pursuing the CASAC if your work experience includes the following tasks: 

  • diagnostic assessment;
  • evaluation;
  • intervention;
  • referral; and
  • alcoholism and/or substance abuse counseling in both individual and group settings

In order to become a CASAC in New York State, you must: