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Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor

As a certified educational provider, the Training Institute courses are accepted towards meeting the training clock hours required by the New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) for credentialing.

What you need to know about applying NDRI training hours toward your CASAC credentialing


NDRI is an Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) certified education and training provider. We can try to answer your questions, but please note that we do not handle the credentialing process.

OASAS is the state agency that provides certification and guidance for all people who are interested in acquiring their Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP) or Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS) credentials.

CASAC certification is intended for individuals who provide alcoholism and substance abuse counseling services in approved work settings. CPP and CPS certification are intended for individuals who provide alcohol and substance abuse prevention services in approved work settings.

OASAS oversees the requirements and credentialing process for becoming a CASAC/CPP/CPS certified worker.

SOME of the courses provided at NDRI are CASAC/CPP/CPS approved. A course that is approved will have a grey certificate, and have the approved hours clearly listed (3 hours, 6 hours, etc.).  For information on OASAS approved courses, please go to NDRI OASAS Approved Courses.

Where can I get more information?

OASAS website at www.oasas.state.ny.us.

OASAS Credentialing Unit Toll-Free Information LineTo reach an OASAS credentialing specialist, call 1-800-482-9564 between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Friday.



To view Provider Course catalog.....click here

To view School-Based Prevention Course catalog.....click here



The Training Institute of NDRI Visits the White House!

On May 16, 2012, Rabin Martin and NDRI's Training Institute representatives met with leaders of the Office of National AIDS Policy, including Grant Colfax, the newly appointed ONAP Director and Gregg Millett, CDC/HHS Liaison to the White House Office of National AIDS Policy to discuss the new 'Bridge2Care' electronic intervention.