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 Conference Raffle

Meriden, CT – As you already know, we are holding our Annual Conference and Awards Presentation at Saint Clements Castle on June 1. In addition to the nationally-recognized keynote and plenary speakers, the roster of presenters and breakout sessions, great food and a setting like no other, we have several raffle items that will be available at the event. Prizes include a number of gift certificates including ones from Stephanie Covington for her online bookstore, the Connecticut Women’s Consortium, and other local services and products.

We will have a separate drawing for a brand-new Wolf Brands 50cc scooter from Connecticut Scooter Pros on Vernon, complete with a two-year warranty and a full gas tank. The complete package is valued at $2500. Tickets for the opportunity to win the scooter are $50, and a limited number will be available.

Tickets can be purchased online and will be sent directly to you at the address of your choice. Winner need not be present at the conference (but we certainly hope you can join us!). To purchase tickets, go to, or if you have questions, please email Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Quamme at

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.