The CAP designation is a professional substance abuse credential for people who assess, develop, and provide substance abuse treatment services and plans.  CAP applicants must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field.  If you believe your degree should be accepted as a related field but it is not specifically identified in the FCB list of related degrees, please review the MCAP-CAP-CPP Related Degree Equivalency Review Policy.

Individual’s holding the CAP are recognized/hold the practice rights of “qualified professionals” per Chapter 397, F.S.

The CAP credential is recognized by Florida’s State Medicaid Plan.

All CAP applicants are eligible to apply for the IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) credential.


Certification Application Process:

Step 1:  If you do not already have one, you MUST create an online account in the FCB certification system.  Click here to create your free, online account.

Step 2:  Apply for certification from your FCB online account. 

General FCB policies and procedures that apply to all applicants are available here.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for the CAP-specific standards and all mandatory forms.


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