Alcohol & Drug Professionals Workforce Development Resources

Alcohol & Drug Professionals Workforce Development Resources

Supporting the development and maintenance of a qualified, competent and numerable alcohol and drug professional workforce. Resources, webinars, trainings, conferences and learning communities for alcohol and drug prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery professionals, volunteers and those interested in entering the field.

Training Calendar

Wednesday 11/30
and Thursday 12/1
Recovery Coaching in the Emergency Department (RCED) Virtual Recovery Vermont 

Thursday 12/8

Intermediate Motivational Interviewing  Virtual Recovery Vermont 
Monday 12/12
Ethics for Addiction Professionals Virtual Vermont Addiction Professionals Association
January 2023
Tuesday 1/24
Social Determinants of Health: Their impact on Discriminatory Practices and the need to Develop and Deliver Services Grounded in Equity Virtual Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)
February 2023
Tuesday 2/7
Cultural Intelligence: Understanding and Incorporating CLAS Standards into Practice Virtual Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)

*Sponsored by Vermont Department of Health Division of Substance Use Programs

Professional Development Resources

The following organizations offer trainings for substance use professionals. Please note this is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. 

AdCare Educational Institute of New England

New England School Summer School of Addictions Studies 

New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Services 

Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)  Clinical, Treatment
Center for Health and Learning (CHL)  SAPST, Ethics Training
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)  Prevention
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals Treatment
New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center
Vermont Addiction Professionals’ Association (VAPA)  Treatment
Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recover (VAMHAR)  Recovery Vermont's Recovery Coach Academy
Vermont Cooperative for Practice Improvement & Innovation (VCPI)  Substance Use and Mental Health System of Care

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors - AAP, CADC, LADC

The Vermont Secretary of State’s Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) is responsible for certification and licensure of Apprentice Addiction Professionals (AAP), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC), and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC).

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Practitioners - CPS

Competency standards for substance abuse prevention practitioners are established by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). For practitioners interested in becoming a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) contact the New Hampshire Prevention Certification Board.

Certified Recovery Coaches

Recovery Vermont coordinates the certification process for Certified Recovery Coaches. For more information please visit: Continuing Education and CEUs - Recovery Vermont