Getting Certified

Are you interested in board certification through the CCB? By clicking the link below, you access more information about the Overview of the CCB Certification Process training for those professionals brand new to the CCB and Certification Coaching sessions for those with specific questions about meeting the identified competencies.

What We Do

In addition to certification, we provide a number of workforce development services for individuals and organizations. Whether it is SUD/COD specific training, QPR for suicide prevention or organizational development and effectiveness consulting, the CCB is ready, able and uniquely qualified to help. There is one main theme underlying all that we do – protection of those persons served by professionals in the field.

Who We Are

Established in 1980, the CCB is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is “cultivating and maintaining the highest standards of professional practice in the recovery field.”  Our staff is experienced, knowledgeable, and committed to the responsibilities of our charge. We are led by a diverse board of leaders from the field that represent some of the foremost organizations in our state.


Call for Presentations

Meriden, CT – The CCB will be hosting its 2023 Conference and Annual Awards Presentation on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Saint Clements Castle in Portland. At this time, we have the ability to offer a small number of breakout sessions for interested parties. If you have experience presenting and have a topic that you’d like to share with the attendees, you can answer our Call for Proposals by clicking HERE. Instructions and requirements. In addition, we are looking for individuals who would like to pre-record a presentation as part of an additional package for conference attendees. If you have interest in such, please check it on your documentation. If your proposed session is not selected for the in-person event, it still may be selected for the virtual. Good luck!

In addition, we are always seeking sponsors to help offset the cost of the conference and to keep the fees down for individuals who would like to attend. For information on all sponsorship levels, you can see the 2023 Conference Prospectus.

The More You Know

Certification and Licensure: Clarifying the Confusion

It is not uncommon for professionals to confuse the processes of specialty board certification and state licensure when it comes to SUD professional credentialing. The reason is simple, it can be confusing. As we receive a lot of requests for information on both, it is important to clarify the differences.


In 2020, the CCB created a podcast entitled Scope of Practice to give voice to issues that are relevant to the behavioral health workforce, most notable the SUD/COD industry. Our hope is to expose professionals to different ideas and elicit conversation.

Continuing Education

Earning continuing education credits for initial certification or renewal doesn’t need to be routine or boring. The CCB offers several different options and unique subject matter for professionals, including our partnership with TPN.Health of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Exam Preparation

We recognize that all individuals have their own distinct style of learning, especially when it comes to getting ready to take a credentialing examination to advance their career. Take advantage of our available alternatives to formulate your own study plan.