CCAPP is the largest statewide consortium of community-based for profit and nonprofit substance use disorder treatment agencies, and addiction focused professionals, providing services to over a 100,000 California residents annually in residential, outpatient, and private practice settings. Its 12,000 individual members and 500 program members provide substance use disorder treatment services in the majority of DHCS licensed and/or certified sites throughout the state and constitute the largest infrastructure of the state’s publicly funded substance use disorder treatment network. CCAPP is the only statewide consortium representing all modalities of substance use disorder treatment programs.


CCAPP Credentialing Means Quality: Reciprocity AND Portability: Internationally Recognized

CCAPP’s credentialing success lies in its strong adherence to competency based standards that are nationally and internationally recognized as benchmarks for quality. The International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), renowned worldwide for competency measurement, recognizes CCAPP for meeting the highest levels of certification preparation, validated testing and requirements of ethical responsibility from the counselors it certifies.

CCAPP is a strong leader and advocate for the profession of AOD counseling and for the needs of addicts in California. As a co-sponsor of Proposition 36, the sponsor of legislation to promote licensure and certification for counselors, and an invited participant to state and federal level regulatory meetings, CCAPP is a strong voice for certified counselors in California.

CCAPP is member driven and supported by numerous academicians, counselors, treatment supervisors, educational institutions and original founders of the treatment movement. CCAPP has pledged to unify the field of AOD treatment by offering all professionals a stake in the future of the field through its “Career Ladder” approach to career development. In a rapidly changing environment, CCAPP stands on its strong roots of supporting the individual counselor in his or her professional development, yet remains flexible through continuous membership input and active involvement in state and national affairs.

Our Mission

CCAPP's mission is to unify addiction focused professionals interested in achieving excellence through the attainment of the highest levels of advocacy, competency and ethics.


CCAPP helps its members develop professional contacts, acquire new skills, qualify for certification and benefit from interaction with counselors and decision makers in the alcohol and drug treatment fields. CCAPP memberships consist of individuals and agencies interested in statewide and national activities that affect the AODA profession. Membership options include individual membership, agency membership and student membership. With more than 30 years service to AODA counselors in California, CCAPP had developed an impressive array of member benefits. From group discounts on insurance, to access to our job bank, CCAPP membership is an investment worth making. Visit our member benefits page today and see how CCAPP membership will benefit your career!