ACCBO
The Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO) was founded in 1977, with the mission of certifying addiction professionals through competency based evaluation of education, experience and exams.  The Board utilizes autonomous professional psychometric examinations through The National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors and the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium.  The primary purpose of certification is an assurance that counselors have met minimum standards of competence, are ethically accountable to the general public at-large, and have contemporary knowledge evidenced through continuing education.

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CRM Peer Recovery Mentor UPDATE November 7, 2013

The Office of Equity and Inclusion has reported their intent to work with ACCBO to certify Peer Recovery Mentors. We still have yet to finalize the details of this process. All existing CRMs that have recently been up for renewal have been extended to January 1, 2014. It is our hope that we will have these issues resolved very soon. ACCBO will be certifying Peer Recovery Mentors again as soon as the language is established in State rules. The current plan is for ACCBO to continue certification of Peer Recovery Mentors who work in programs that are licensed by the State of Oregon. These State approved programs have an LOA (Letter of Approval) for substance abuse and mental health treatment services. Individuals who desire to work more closely with primary care (Dr.s offices, Emergency Rooms, Hospitals, etc.) will need to obtain their certification through the Office of Equity and Inclusion and will be subject to the DHS Weigh Test Background Check. ACCBOs criminal background check will be identical to that of standard treatment programs with basic exclusions related to 1st degree murder & rape.

For those individuals wishing to recertify their existing CRM through ACCBO, the recertification applicant must demonstrate 20 clock hours of continuing education, including 6 hours of ethics education. This can be college course work, workshops, agency inservices, trainings, or classes specific to addiction and recovery topics. Please access the AMH Training on the ACCBO homepage to learn more about trainings, including free and/or low cost trainings.

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Beginning January 2014, all CADCs applying for re-certification must have a minimum of two hours of continuing education in tobacco dependence/prevention.

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Tobacco Dependence and Prevention Education Resources


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