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.


Board Membership Update

Meriden, CT. The CCB is proud to announce that the Board of Directors has approved the applications of two new members to join the leadership team of the organization. Both are well known professionals in the field and important additions to the agency. Eileen Russo and Jaya Daptardar have officially began their first terms on the Board.

Eileen, recently retired from the Director position of the Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor (DARC) program at Gateway Community College in New Haven, has had a hand in educating and training many members of the workforce here in our state. She also is an experience trainer and subject matter expert on Trauma-Informed Care, working closely with the Connecticut Women’s Consortium.

Jaya is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at Bridges Health Care in Milford, the Lead Mental Health Agency in their catchment area 6, covering Milford, Orange and West Haven. Prior to that, she served in a leadership position at MCCA under long time CCB director and treasurer Joseph Sullivan. She is also an expert is the practice of Ayurveda.

The Bylaws of the Organization has established 3 years as the length of a term of service and directors can serve 2 consecutive terms.

Additionally, Arthur Mongillo, Director of Communications for DHMAS, has been appointed to finish the Vice-Presidential term of Joanna Crowell, who recently resigned to focus on her private practice. Upon completion, Art is eligible to be elected to his own term in the position.

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.