Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
About CCAPP Membership
I am a Registered Alcohol Drug Trainee (registered), do I need to be a member?
Membership is not required but is strongly encouraged.
CCAPP members receive large discounts on their certification fees and online education fees, as well as many other discounts. Click here to see a complete list of individual benefits.
Registration fees are separate from membership and are billed separately. To receive discounts, membership must be current.
I am certified with CCAPP, do I need to be a member?
Membership is not required but is strongly encouraged. CCAPP members receive large discounts on certification, and conferences, as well as group discount rates on many popular services. Click here to see a complete list of individual benefits.
Certification fees are separate from membership and are billed separately. To receive discounts, membership must be current. Membership must be renewed and remain current in order to receive certification discounts.
What are the benefits for the retired member or 55+ Membership?
The 55+ category includes all of the membership benefits of other CCAPP members at a discounted rate of 10% off. Click here to see a complete list of individual benefits.
What are the benefits of program membership?
As the state’s largest AOD advocate for programs, CCAPP serves as the vital link between government, consumers, program owners, and directors. CCAPP program members maintain the national standard of treatment delivery and are considered a primary resource for policymakers at every level of decision-making in California. In addition to the vital need for programs to be represented at the local, state, and national levels, CCAPP offers an extensive array of benefits that literally allow the membership fee to be recouped via discounts and services provided by CCAPP. To see the full list of program benefits, click here.
How will program membership be represented?
CCAPP’s Board of Directors is represented by equal numbers of program members and individual members. We all move forward, together.
How does CCAPP differ from old organizations?
CCAPP draws upon the strength of both of its predecessors, (CAADAC and CAARR). It retains all of its valuable credentialing functions from both organizations. It also draws upon a vast membership of programs from all modalities and more than 350 registered SLEs. It is different in that programs and professionals work together to provide vital representation and practical solutions for today’s issues and opportunities.
What is the difference between membership and certification?
CCAPP Membership, a 501(C)(6) nonprofit, and CCAPP Credentialing. a 501(C)(3) nonprofit, are two separate entities.
Membership is a distinction that allows the member, program or professional, to demonstrate to the world solidarity with fellow counselors, program executives, administrators, and owners. It says, “I care about the future of treatment in California.”
Certification is a designation of competence or quality. It tells consumers, regulators, and colleagues that a person has completed a set of education, training, and testing requirements.
If my agency is a program member, am I an individual member?
No. Program members are a separate category. Program membership does include discounts for individual events, such as conferences and symposiums for the official voting representative. Program membership DOES NOT entitle individuals to receive discounts for certification fees.
What makes a program eligible for CCAPP member?
There are two ways that entities, other than individuals, may affiliate with CCAPP. Programs licensed or certified in the State of California and recovery residences (RRs) may voluntarily join CCAPP by completing a membership application and paying a membership fee. Members can be terminated for failure to abide by the ethical standards and conditions detailed in CCAPP’s corporate bylaws. RRs may also choose to be certified by CCAPP. This designation includes a site visit and standards verification. It is separate from CCAPP membership.
I represent recovery residence program, am I eligible to be a program member?
Yes. CCAPP has many recovery residences that enjoy the benefits of membership and find it important to have their voice heard in California.