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These free learning and development opportunities have been reviewed and approved by OASAS and satisfy the requirements for initial credentialing and/or renewal. 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.

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.

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. Section determinations for the CASAC and/or CPP/CPS are identified on this site for each course.

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Trainings

  • The Training Institute of NDRI is offering a new LGBT Community Topic Series. For course descriptions and registration process visit the NDRI website. For individuals who are unable to register online please call 212-845-4500 for assistance. These courses satisfy the initial credentialing requirements for CASAC Section 2 and CPP/CPS Section 1.

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW)

  • The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare offers online tutorials for specific target audiences. The tutorials focus on the subjects of substance abuse and child welfare; they support and facilitate collaboration between the child welfare system, the substance abuse treatment system and the courts. There is no cost to enroll in the online tutorials

NYS Department of Health HIV/AIDS Training

  • The New York State Department of Health (DoH) offers training online. This training is offered to health and human service providers at no cost and include trainings on: Hepatitis, TB, LGBT, STDs and other related topics. The trainings have been reviewed and approved by OASAS to satisfy the requirements for CASAC, CPP or CPS initial credentialing and/or renewal.

NYS 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 trainings satisfy the initial credentialing requirements for CASAC Section 4 and CPP/CPS Section 3 and the one-time requirement for renewal of the CASAC, CPGC, CPP and CPS.

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

The trainings have been reviewed and approved by OASAS to satisfy the requirements for CASAC, CPP or CPS initial credentialing and/or renewal. Please note that if you are a NYS practitioner and enrolled in CPI’s LMS (Learning Community) you should complete these modules through that site so you can print a certificate of completion, if needed. 

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

  • Assessment of Suicidal Risk Using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) provides an overview of the instrument and teaches the learner how and when to administer it in real world settings.

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The trainings have been reviewed and approved by OASAS to satisfy the requirements for CASAC, CPP or CPS initial credentialing and/or renewal. 

NYS 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 initial credentialing requirements for CASAC/CPP/CPS Section 1 and renewal requirements.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) is a national substance abuse prevention training and technical assistance (T/TA) system dedicated to strengthening prevention systems and the nation’s behavioral health workforce.

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. Modules 1 & 2 satisfy CASAC/CPP/CPS Section 1; Modules 3 & 5 satisfy CASAC Section 2 and CPP Section 4; Module 4 satisfies CASAC Section 3 and CPP Section 4.  All modules satisfy credentialing renewal requirements, as well. Earn more than 20 hours of free credentialing clock hours.

Webinar Wednesdays

  • The Institute for Research, Education & Training in Addictions (IRETA) holds a near-monthly, free webinar series for addictions professionals and other stakeholders on topics that have included: Brief Interventions for Marijuana, The Ins and Outs of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol Dependence, Ethics in Addiction, LGBTQ Issues in Addictions and others. For a listing of webinars: http://ireta.org/webinars.