CAIMHP

Certified Addictions-Informed Professional

Who is Eligible

Independently licensed, master’s prepared mental health professionals, including:

  1. Counselor
  2. Psychiatric Nurse
  3. Psychologist
  4. Social Worker

Learn more about who can become certified from our detailed list of eligible CAIMHP professionals.

Training Requirements

A minimum of 12 hours of continuing education in specific addictions assessment and treatment topics. Learn more about CAIMHP certification training requirements.

Pre-approved, 3rd party trainings that meet the training requirements for CAIMHP certification include:

  1. Overcoming Addictions CAIMHP Certification Online Course By Psychotherapy Networker - Certification Fee Included!
  2. Substance Use Disorders Online Training Course by ITTI

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for CAIMHP certification? Submit a copy of or link to the course title, speaker, outline and learning objectives to info@evergreencertifications.com for review.

Please note that Evergreen Certifications does not offer continuing education, all training must be purchased directly through the accredited training organization. Training is not included in the certification fee.

Additional Requirements

The candidate must attest that, over the course of their career, he/she has completed a minimum of 100 contact hours with clients who have substance use disorder as co-occurring factor presented during mental health treatment.

Application Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application payment of 99.99 USD online
  3. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate
    3. A completed CAIMHP application form

Renewal

To maintain CAIMHP certification, a renewal is required. After your initial 1-year certification, you have the option to renew for 1, 2 or 3 years. A 1-year renewal requires 6 clock hours of assessment and treatment of substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, suicide/self-injury, and/or psychological trauma training since you were last certified; a 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 hours.

Sample CAIMHP renewal trainings include:

  1. Ethics in Addictions Treatment by Quantum Units Education
  2. Neurobiology of Addiction (NA) by ITTI
  3. The Neurophysiology of Addiction & Brain Based Relapse Prevention by PESI
  4. Treatment of Sexual Addiction (TSA) by ITTI

Renewal Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate
  3. Remit your CAIMHP renewal fee online

Learn more about renewing your CAIMHP certification with Evergreen Certifications..

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