July 3, 2013 Blog

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


The CCB offices have moved to a new space as of July 1. We are still located in the same building but have relocated to a different office suite that will not only better suit our current needs but will also increase our visibility. You can find our clearly marked entrance on your immediate left once you enter the office building at 100 South Turnpike Road. There is no change to the telephone or fax numbers. We are still an approved computer based testing site for all IC&RC exams, as well as exams from other disciplines. If you are currently eligible for an examination and have not yet scheduled it, we would love to have you take it here.

Our Board of Directors has also gone through some changes recently. On behalf of the staff and Directors, I would like to publicly offer our gratitude to Patty Chacho and Larry Mayer, two long-serving members of the Board who have recently completed their terms. Both Larry and Patty offered countless contributions and displays of support to the mission of the CCB, and we hope to be able to work with them in other capacities as we move forward. Two new Board members will officially begin their terms of service in September, and we welcome Dr. Carl Williams and Jay Cummings to the CCB. Dr. Williams, originally from New Jersey, currently works as Men’s Unit Director at Crossroads in New Haven. Jay Cummings, Director of the Hartford Dispensary’s Manchester Clinic, holds both the CAC and CCS credentials as well as being a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Both individuals have a wealth of experience and will provide insight from their unique perspectives.

Please remember that credential renewal applications can be filled out online and submitted with your electronic signature via email. This is the most convenient and eco-friendly way to submit your documentation and we certainly encourage professionals to take advantage of this simple process. The CCB will continue to email renewal reminders as a courtesy, but it is the responsibility of the certified professional to ensure their materials are submitted in a timely manner. Initial applications do still need to be submitted either by snail mail or in person. Electronic signatures are not acceptable for these applications. Remember, once submitted, all forms and documentation become property of the CCB. Please make a copy of anything you submit for your own records as the CCB cannot make copies of materials already submitted for you. We also request that all initial application materials are submitted together in one package, not in separate pieces over a period of time.

The CCB would like to recognize the passing of business partner, colleague and friend. Craig Andler, Executive Director of the Indiana Counselors’Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ICAADA), died on June 26, 2013 in Indianapolis. He was instrumental in offering and promoting the Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist (MATS) credential in Indiana, and helped to provide training on medication assisted recovery to over 200 professionals from Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio. I am personally grateful for the hospitality he showed during my training events in the Hoosier State. He will be greatly missed.

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