FREE Training for Mandated Reporters
New York State Mandated Reporter Resource Center - NYS Office for Children and Family Services offers FREE online training for mandated reporters in NYS.
These trainings satisfy initial credentialing requirements for CASAC Section 4 and CPGC/CPP/ CPS Section 3 and the one-time requirement for renewal of the CASAC, CPGC, CPP and CPS.
NYS OASAS is now administering the credentialing examinations via computer-based format only.
Key Changes to Part 853 Credentialing Regulations
The new Part 853 Credentialing of Addictions Professionals replaces Part 853 and Part 855, and contains all of the credentialing requirements for all OASAS credentials.
Hours for the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services' (OASAS) Credentialing Unit Toll-Free Information Line - The OASAS Credentialing Unit receives approximately 4,500 applications and nearly 40,000 phone calls a year. Due to the high volume of incoming applications and the agency's commitment to processing them in a timely manner, OASAS now has new hours for the toll-free information line. To reach a Credentialing Specialist, call 1-800-482-9564 between 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Many of your questions can be answered through our webpages and the Frequently Asked Questions.
OASAS is committed to enhancing the quality of services in New York State through professional development of the alcoholism and substance abuse services and problem gambling workforce. To ensure that counselors and prevention practitioners who provide direct care and services are competent and ethical in their work and skilled in meeting the needs of today's society, OASAS issues professional credentials -- Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), Credentialed Problem Gambling Counselor (CPGC), Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP) and Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS) -- to individuals who meet specific eligibility requirements and pass appropriate examinations.
Which Credential is for you?
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.
The CPGC is intended for individuals who provide problem gambling COUNSELING services in approved work settings. You should consider pursuing the CPGC if your work experience includes the following tasks: Diagnostic Assessment; Evaluation; Intervention; Referral; and Problem Gambling Counseling in both Individual and Group Settings.
The CPP and CPS are intended for individuals who provide alcohol and substance abuse PREVENTION services in approved work settings. You should consider pursuing the CPP or CPS if your work experience is based on a comprehensive, multi-dimensional prevention services approach which includes the following five performance domains: Planning and Evaluation; Education and Skill Development; Community Organization; Public and Organizational Policy; and Professional Growth and Responsibility.
The titles CASAC, CPGC, CPP or CPS may not be used to engage in private practice unless otherwise authorized by law.