CCAPP has taken an "Oppose Unless Amended" position on AB 700, counselor career ladder for the following reasons:
- Requires all SUD counselors to obtain a college degree to continue counseling by January 1, 2018.
- Does not grandparent current workforce into the career ladder; regardless of current certification, those without an advanced degree are relegated to the bottom rungs.
- Bans private practice unless the counselor has a license from another board.
- Creates extensive new regulation and requires certifying organizations to pass this cost to its members.
- Establishes new requirements for education that reduce education options.
- Reduces the number of counselors available to treat addiction in California.
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