CEAP Refresh Candidate Pathways

To earn the CEAP Credential, beginning in November 2021, CEAP candidates must meet criteria under one of the following 4 CEAP Pathways:

  • Masters with Experience:  Candidate has a Master’s Degree in an approved clinical discipline and has completed a minimum of 1,000 hours of EAP work experience (paid or unpaid) within 10 years preceding the date of CEAP certificate course application. 
    • Pre-requisite: NONE (Note: Proof of Degree and Work Experience must be submitted before purchasing access to the Online CEAP Learning Modules)
    • Post-requisite: NONE
  • No Masters with Experience: Candidate has less than a Master’s Degree in an approved clinical discipline and has completed a minimum of 1,000 hours of EAP work experience (paid or unpaid) within 10 years preceding the date of CEAP certificate course application. 
    • Pre-requisite: 20 PDH’s on mental health and substance use assessment and referral within 3 years preceding the date of CEAP certification course application. (Note: PDH certificates and proof of Work Experience must be submitted before purchasing access to the Online CEAP Learning Modules)
    • Post-requisite: NONE
  • Masters with No Experience: Candidate has a Master’s Degree in an approved clinical discipline but has not completed a minimum of 1,000 hours of EAP work experience (paid or unpaid) within 10 years preceding the date of CEAP certificate course application. 
    • Pre-requisite: 20 PDH’s on EA Service delivery within 3 years preceding the date of CEAP certification course application. (Note: Proof of Degree and PDH certificates must be submitted before purchasing access to the Online CEAP Learning Modules)
    • Post-requisite: Designated a CEAP Intern until completion of 500 hours of EAP work experience (paid or unpaid) or a combination of EAP work hours and up to 24 hours of group mentorship (see group mentorship guidelines and schedule) with qualified CEAPs (listed in the Verify a CEAP directory as being in good standing) within 2 years of completing the course. Additionally, 20 PDH’s (no domain requirement) per year to be completed.
  • All Other Candidates: Candidate does not have a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree and has not completed a minimum of 1,000 hours of EAP work experience (paid or unpaid) within 10 years preceding the date of CEAP certificate course application. 
    • Pre-requisite: 40 PDH’s with 20 hours on EA Service delivery and 20 hours on mental health and substance use assessment and referral within 3 years preceding the date of CEAP certification course application.  (Note: All PDH certificates must be submitted before purchasing access to the Online CEAP Learning Modules)
      Post-requisite: Designated a CEAP Intern until completion of 500 hours of EAP work experience (paid or unpaid) or a combination of EAP work hours and up to 24 hours of group mentorship (see attached group mentorship guidelines and schedule) with qualified CEAPs (listed in the Verify a CEAP directory as being in good standing) within 2 years of completing the course. Additionally, 20 PDH’s (no domain requirement) per year to be completed.

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