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.


CCB Annual Awards Winners Announced

Meriden, CT – After receiving a number of nominations for the 2023 David Powell Lifetime of Service and Joseph Sullivan Young Professional Awards, the CCB has selected the winners for 2023. Carolyn Carlson, a long time and well respected member of the team at MCCA will receive the David Powell Award. She was nominated by co-worker Steven Palma, who stated that “[She} has dedicated her career to MCCA’s Trinity Glen program for 30 years…[and] although waiver and DMHAS requirements are changing, she remains a stabilizing force.”

Dominique Moss, a social worker at Charter Oak Health Center, wears many hats while serving as a pediatric, adolescent, adult, school-based, and crisis clinician. Nominated by Christina Cipriani, a member of Charter Oak’s leadership team, she is described as having “excellent assessment and diagnostic skills” and “continues to learn and enhance her skills.”

Both of these outstanding professionals will receive their awards at the 2023 Annual Conference and Awards Presentation on June 1 at Saint Clements Castle in Portland.  Have you reserved your seat yet?

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.