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How to File an Ethics Complaint with CCAPP


Adherence to a set of ethical constraints is the foundation of consumer protection for clients receiving AOD treatment in California. It is also strongly related to the public’s perception of the profession.



All professionals who are registered, certified, or licensed by CCAPP signed a Uniform Code of Conduct when completing an application. This application requires that when an individual becomes aware of a potential ethical violation involving a CCAPP licensed, certified or registered individual, a complaint MUST be filed directly with CCAPP Credentialing. Disciplinary action for failure to report an ethical violation to CCAPP within 72 hours may result in a six month suspension.



What you will need to file the complaint:

  • The first and last name of the individual believed to have violated the Code of Conduct
  • The name or address of the location where the violation occurred
  • A short description of the suspected violation
  • You will need to provide your contact information. CCAPP does NOT investigate anonymous complaints.


Accessing the ethics violation complaint form:

To file a complaint using our online form, click here.

To download the ethics violation complaint form, click here. Return the form by scanning and emailing to: [email protected]

You may also mail the form to CCAPP, 2400 Marconi Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821

References you may want to review in filing an ethics violation:

Uniform Code of Conduct          Disciplinary Guidelines (Sanctions)        Ethics Complaint Procedures (Timeline)

To speak to a CCAPP staff member about the ethics complaint process, please e-mail our complaint receipt staff at: [email protected]