Credential Overview

 Summary

EAP experience
required?
Master's degree or above
in an EAP-related field required? 
Credential type
CEAP Yes No Certification
EAS-C No Yes Certificate of Recognition
SAP No No Qualification

  Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) Credential

What is it?

  • The only credential that demonstrates knowledge, experience, and expertise across the entire EAP body of knowledge.        

Who is eligible to earn it?

  • Individuals who have work experience in an employee assistance setting.
  • Individuals who complete the required amount of professional development hours (PDHs).
  • Individuals who complete the candidate orientation course.

Where do I begin?

Detailed information on the credentialing process and requirements can be found here

 

 Employee Assistance Specialist Clinical (EAS-C) Certificate of Recognition

What is it?

  • Role-specific training designed for mental health professionals who provide EAP assessment and short-term counseling services via their private practices.
  • The course empowers mental health professionals to customized their EAP client services in ways that benefit the client, EAP company, workplace, and the clinician.
  • Certificate of Recognition program: No exam or continuing education requirement.

Who is eligible to earn it? 

  • Mental health professionals with a license for independent clinical practice in the USA, who are currently in private practice. 

Where do I begin?

  • Join EAPA to network with others who do similar work and receive member discounted registration rates
  • Review course information;
  • Register for the online or in-person version of the course.
Learn more: 8 Reasons To Become An Employee Assistance Specialist Through EAPA; 

 Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Qualification

What is it?

qualification process that allows individuals to provide SAP services as part of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing programs. Continue to U.S. DOT publication...

Who is eligible to earn it?

Where do I begin?