Approved Training Providers

Online Distance Learning Providers

While much of the training received by Connecticut's behavioral healthcare workforce is provided in workshop and classroom settings, there are also a number of quality providers of online training content that may also appeal to individuals holding or seeking credentials offered by the Connecticut Certification Board. To learn more about some of these online training providers, please check out their website links below.


CCB Online Approved Training Providers

AddictionCounselorCE - AddictionCounselorCE is recognized as a leading Continuing Education service available for addiction and mental health professionals. We help those professionals help others by offering 814 high-quality courses for as low as $2.93 per credit hour. We also offer an Unlimited Package that gives you two full years of unlimited course access for just $197. In addition to being approved by the CCB, AddictionCounselorCE is approved by national organizations such as NAADAC and NBCC.

Adventure Recovery - Adventure Recovery provides an inspired model of recovery-focused outdoor guide service for individual mentorship, group experiences, sober adventures, and guided excursions that are transformative. Our clients include people in or seeking recovery, and others who simply want to learn outdoor skills and experience adventures. You do not need to be sober to work with us. We encourage abstinence but we work with anyone who needs support. Clients hire Adventure Recovery for the exceptional level of attentiveness, guidance, instruction, and the quality of experience provided.

ALLCEUs - AllCEUs provides continuing education to addictions and mental health professionals throughout the nation. We offer three options to meet your needs: Unlimited, online, multimedia CEUs for $99 per year; Ala Carte CEUs for $3/credit hour or Instructor-led online training (virtual classroom). Our CEUs are NBCC and NAADAC approved in addition to being approved by the Connecticut Certification Board. You can even try a free 4 CEU class.

ATTC Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network - The vision of the ATTC Network is to unify science, education and service to transform lives through evidence-based and promising treatment and recovery practices in a recovery-oriented system of care.

CCAR’s Center for Addiction Recovery Training (CART) - A global leader in quality recovery coach training bases all offerings on fundamentals of coaching excellence. Along with it’s nationally recognized flagship curriculum, CCAR Recovery Coach Academy, CART offers a wide array of professional development for anyone working as a Recovery Coach.

CE Learning Systems - Our mission is to empower and assist those in the fields of behavioral health and education who have made it their career to help others. Originally founded in 1999 by psychologist Keith Gibson Ph.D., CELS has grown into a national company offering an array of services used by counselors, therapists, social workers, psychologists and others in related professions.

Choice Recovery Coaching - Our mission for Choice Recovery Coaching is to encourage, guide and assist individuals and their families as they face substance use challenges, thereby developing a culture of recovery with equity and justice, which allows them to foster resilience for themselves and their communities.

Connecticut Counseling Centers - offers a comprehensive training program called “Connecticut Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training Program (CT CADAC Training Program)” at their Norwalk location. The extensive 360 hour training curriculum includes classroom and hands-on training. Guidance in customizing a training schedule to meet each individual learner’s training needs is offered. For more information, contact or call 203.838.6508.

Distance Learning Center for Addiction Studies - Internet-based educational service that provides comprehensive training and information in the field of addiction studies.

Greenbriar Treatment Center Training & Publications - Greenbriar Treatment Center is a new and growing provider of trainings, seminars, home study courses, books, and workbooks for addiction counselors, social workers, psychologists, residential care workers, nurses, aides, and anyone involved in the care of people coping with mental illness or addiction. Ken Montrose is the Training and Publications Director for Greenbriar Treatment Center. Mr. Montrose has provided training for numerous mental health and chemical dependency treatment agencies.

ICDS - Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies - a NAADAC approved education provider for Substance Abuse Counselor Education, sets the standard of excellence in initial, ongoing, and advanced clinical and professional training and development in the field of addiction counseling.

Labans Online Training - International leader in home study trainings for chemical dependency counselors, licensed professional counselors, mental health professionals, and social workers.

McShin Foundation - The McShin Foundation is a Recovery Community Organization (RCO) based in Richmond, Virginia. They offer a social model recovery program that implements Peer-to-peer delivered Recovery Support Services (PRSS), and offer a unique recovery coach training model.

NAR Associates - We offer courses approved by the Connecticut Certification Board. You work at your own pace, and have access to our nationally known Instructors. Our course work has also been approved by NAADAC (Approved Education Provider #452), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB ACE Provider #1137), and the National Bureau of Certified Counselors (NBCC Provider #6194), so you may also apply your clock hours to a national or social work credential. Visit

Netsmart Technologies - Our Learning Management System offers a robust online course library, extensive reporting tools and compliance tracking to effectively manage training programs and staff development. Courses include clinical training with continuing education credits (CEUs), regulatory, corporate compliance, HR, soft skills, management and technology topics. Visit us at:

New England • The Addiction Technology Transfer Center - Distance learning initiative to provide training to participants and organizations throughout the world, extending the reach of addictions education. - 20% off all CEU courses by entering the special Connecticut Certification Board Discount Code: CCB20. Choose from 150+ online continuing education credit courses. Get CEUs for addiction counselors, clinical supervisors, co-occurring disorders and prevention professionals. You can view all CEU Course Content FREE. View & Score Test FREE and get free mp3 CEU course content Audio Downloads. We also offer courses for social workers, counselors, psycholgists, and MFTs. NAADAC (#679), ASWB (#1073), NBCC (#6102), and APA (#1537).

PARfessionals Behavorial Health Research Development Corporation - Private consulting firm that specializes in developing globally recognized Peer Addiction curriculum and healthcare training resources.

PESI - Improves the quality of mental health and healthcare services by providing quality continuing education to nurses, counselors, social workers, psychologists, therapists, and other professionals nationwide.

Quantum Units Education - Quantum Units Education is a CCB approved provider of online continuing education for certified and credentialed addictions and mental health professionals. We have served over 70,000 addictions professionals since 2005. We offer superior customer support, clinically relevant, evidence-based addictions and mental health courses in online format at the lowest prices on the internet. Questions? Call us toll free at 877.665.3311.

RE/COACH - RE/COACH is a Connecticut based, nationally available, recovery services organization specializing in personal, private executive recovery coaching for top executives. Additionally, RE/COACH serves as a 'center for excellence' for recovery coach training & leadership development.

R.E.A.C.H. OUT Project - The R.E.A.C.H. OUT Project is a nonprofit organization of dedicated state and local community members whose desire is to spread awareness about advocacy leadership and prevention groups, education and training support programs around addiction and mental health treatment and recovery wellness. The acronym for R.E.A.C.H. is Recovery, Education, Advocacy, Community and Hope.

Recovery Coach University - We Are Leaders in Peer & Recovery Coach Training, and Family Recovery Support Services.

Relias, LLC - Formerly Relias Learning, LLC, we provide high quality courses that meet the continuing education needs of busy addiction and behavioral health professionals. You can take these courses when and where you choose! As soon as you have passed the course, you can print out your credit certificate -- a valuable benefit for those facing imminent license renewal deadlines.

Retreat Behavioral Health - Retreat Behavioral Health is a respected provider of mental health and substance abuse services. With a number of locations along the East Coast and a multitude of inpatient and outpatient rehab services, Retreat’s goal is to help people easily access the best quality of care in a holistic and peaceful environment.

Sober College School of Addiction Studies -

The Connection - Building safe, healthy, caring communities and inspiring people to reach their full potential as productive and valued citizens.

The Center for Addiction Studies and Research - The Center for Addiction Studies and Research is a nationally recognized provider of distance learning coursework for individuals seeking certification and recertification in the chemical dependency field. Our program offers a wide range of in-depth affordable courses that allow individuals to expand on their clinical skills and keep up-to-date with the latest trends in addiction treatment and research. Group and organizational discounts are available.

The Connecticut Women's Consortium - is a nonprofit organization that provides education, training, advocacy, and policy development on gender-responsive and trauma-informed care. Our audience includes men and women, state agencies, nonprofits, clinicians, social workers, teachers, students, and others interested in mental health, addiction and behavioral health care.

The Governor's Prevention Partnership - is a statewide public-private alliance, building a strong, healthy future workforce through leadership in mentoring and prevention of violence, underage drinking, alcohol and drug abuse.

TriCircle, Inc. - Continuing to work on creating the diverse resources and relationships that will support long-term recovery from substance use disorders and the co-occurring challenges. TriCircle, Inc. will provide the tools to build strong futures and empower individuals, and their families to see the bright and successful futures that are possible. Together WE are Stronger! and are no longer CCB approved distance learning providers (as of Sept 1, 2010).

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