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These free learning and development opportunities have been reviewed and approved by OASAS and satisfy credentialing requirements. Please contact the Training Unit staff at 518-485-2027 with further questions related to these opportunities.

Addiction Medicine Educational Series

  • This series offers a great opportunity for non-traditional training. Courses can be downloaded. Section determinations for the CASAC and/or CPP/CPS are identified on the website for each course.

Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)

  • Building on a rich history, the ATTC Network continuously strives to improve the quality of addictions treatment and recovery services by facilitating alliances among front line counselors, treatment and recovery services agency administrators, faith-based organizations, policy makers, the health and mental health communities, consumers and other stakeholders. By connecting them to the latest research and information through activities such as skills training, academic education, online and distance education, conferences, workshops, and publications, the ATTC Network responds to the emerging needs of the field. For more information on training visit: http://www.attcnetwork.org. These courses satisfy credentialing requirements.

Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry - Focus on Integrated Treatment (FIT)

  • FIT's free online modules are designed to help programs implement integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders (COD). FIT's practical approach features concise, half-hour, online learning modules. Along with these learning modules, FIT offers online implementation support to program leaders, clinical supervisors and practitioners through webinars.

Heroin and Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Sessions

Learning Thursdays

  • Provides an opportunity to participate in web-based training that is delivered by experts from OASAS and the provider network.  This is a series of 90-minute programs designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of individuals working in the addictions field. Registration is required. These courses satisfy credentialing requirements.

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW)

  • On-line self-tutorials that focus on the subjects of substance abuse and child welfare. The tutorials support and facilitate collaboration between the child welfare system, the substance abuse treatment system and the courts. For more information, go to http://www.ncsacw.samhsa.gov/training/default.aspx. These courses satisfy credentialing requirements.

New York State Department of Health (DOH) HIV/AIDS Training

  • The New York State DOH’s Statewide Calendar of HIV/AIDS Training is available on-line at http://www.hivtrainingny.org/ These trainings are offered to health and human service providers at no cost and include trainings on: Hepatitis, TB, STDs and other related topics. These courses satisfy credentialing requirements.

New York State Office for Children and Family Services (OCFS) Mandated Reporter Resource Center

  • OCFS offers training for mandated reporters in New York state so that every mandated reporter has the knowledge and skills to be able to: effectively report child abuse or maltreatment/neglect to the NYS Child Abuse and Maltreatment Register. These courses satisfy credentialing requirements.

New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) Center for Practice Innovations New eLearning Workshops

  • If you are a behavioral healthcare practitioner in New York State working in a not for profit setting and would like a certificate of completion for continuing education credit, please complete the training through the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) Learning Community. If you already have a login for CPI’s Learning community, you can log in at: https://rfmh.csod.com/ and choose “suicide prevention” from the home page. If you would like to obtain a login for CPI’s learning community, please have your program supervisor complete an application at: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=0bOnLs3hycmPo-jvsFULvA.

Individuals who are not behavioral healthcare practitioners in New York State working in a not for profit setting, may complete these workshops, however, certificates of completion are not available; therefore, you will be unable to print and/or submit documentation for credentialing purposes.

These courses satisfy credentialing requirements.

New York State Tobacco Control Program

  • The NYS Tobacco Control Program - New York State Cessation Centers - coordinate a collaborative conference call on a bi-monthly basis. These calls focus on key smoking-related topics and feature guest speakers. For more information and registration instructions. These conference calls satisfy credentialing requirements.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

  • Continuing education on-line for substance abuse treatment professionals. These courses are made available through the Knowledge Application Program (KAP) and are designed to provide you with an opportunity for professional growth. Complete these courses at any time from the comfort, privacy, and convenience of your home or office. For more information visit: http://www.kap-elearning.samhsa.gov. These courses satisfy credentialing requirements.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence and the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)

  • This knowledge based course provides an overview of historical findings related to alcohol use by pregnant women, identification and diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and prevention and treatment methods. Complete this course at any time from the comfort, privacy, and convenience of your home or office. For more information visit: http://www.fasdcenter.samhsa.gov. These courses satisfy credentialing requirements.

Tobacco Recovery Resource Exchange

  • "Integrating Tobacco Use Interventions into Chemical Dependence Services" free online, self-paced, interactive and fun courses! Topics include: Assessment, Diagnosis, Pharmacotherapy, Behavioral Interventions, and Co-Occurring Disorders. These modules satisfy credentialing requirements. These courses satisfy credentialing requirements.

Webinar Wednesdays

  • The Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions (IRETA) offers Webinar Wednesdays; a near-monthly free webinar series for addiction and allied health and human service providers, as well as policymakers, advocates and researchers interested in evidence-based approaches to substance use - http://ireta.org/improve-practice/addiction-professionals/webinars/ These courses satisfy credentialing requirements.