TARP - Training Addiction and Recovery Professionals
CASAC: Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor
CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION: CASAC, CPP, and CPS training is provided through our Classroom Instruction Program in Midtown Manhattan, the Bronx, Glen Cove (Long Island) and Buffalo, New York.
Although there's been no classroom instruction in many schools since March 2020, TARP is preparing to return to face-to-face classroom instruction - in Midtown Manhattan - on Saturday, January 15, 2022. For everyone's health and safety, TARP will limit initial classes to a maximum of 10 students. If you want to participate in the new class cycle, please submit your online application and complete registration as soon as possible. A deposit is required to hold your seat. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
ONLINE: We also provide distance learning courses for CASAC credential renewal. Plus, with PayPal Credit, you can buy now and pay over time. There's no interest if paid in full in six months or take longer to pay with special financing and no payment due today.
Contact us at anytime if you have questions about the courses you are eligible to take. Or, you can call the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS-OASAS) at 1 (800) 482-9564.
TARP is a New York State OASAS Approved Provider and a NAADAC Approved Education Provider. (OASAS refers to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. NAADAC refers to the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.)
COVID-19 & Increased Substance Use Disorders (SUD): According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of June 2020, 13% of Americans reported starting or increasing substance use to cope with stress or emotions related to COVID-19. Overdoses have also spiked since the onset of the pandemic. A reporting system called ODMAP shows that the early months of the pandemic brought an 18% increase nationwide in overdoses compared with those same months in 2019. The trend continued throughout 2020, according to the American Medical Association, which reported in December that more than 40 U.S. states saw increases in opioid-related mortality along with ongoing concerns for those with substance use disorders. (Note: External links open in a new tab or window.)
"Our instructors have a combined 100 years of experience in the treatment and prevention of Substance Use Disorders." - William Perkins
Become a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)!
The 350-hour CASAC certification program is divided into four sections:
1) Knowledge of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
The Gambling Treatment Counseling Curriculum is a 60-hour program.
The program to become a Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) is 250 hours.
We also provide consultation services to companies, individuals, and SUD (Substance Use Disorder) treatment programs, as well as Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) services for employees with a safety-sensitive job position under the oversight of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). See our Services page for details.
"We'll Teach You How To Help Others."