Training for Revised CAC Exam

MABPCB will present testing training on Saturday, March 21 at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center for all preparing to take the IC&RC exam for CAC-AD, CSC-AD, or CCDC. This is the first training under the revised domains that became effective on February 16, 2015. Cost is $60. You may reserve your seat by emailing the Board at Flyer and registration form may be found here: Testing Training flyer 3-21-15.

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CPRS Training

Great training for CPRS Exam Prep today! 24 participants attended. All well on their way to passing exam! Thanks go to Brandee Izquierdo for co-facilitation and Stacie Grogin for administrative duties. Special thanks to Denise Camp for script!

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MABPCB would like to thank everyone for their interest in the CPRS Exam Training on February 27, 2015.  Unfortunately, we have fulfilled the mandated attendance & are unable to accept additional requests.  Please be advised that we are scheduling additional CPRS Exam Training this year.  Therefore, please continue to review the website for upcoming training.  Thank you!

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New Registration Email

You can now sign up for all MABPCB trainings at Please refrain from using the general email when registering. This is only for courses we offer. Other courses listed here offered by others must be reached by their contact information.

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Montgomery County Recovery-oriented Systems of Care(ROSC) is sponsoring a 4-day intensive training for individuals in recovery and their allies.  There is no cost to attend!  Here is the flyer ROSC RCA Training 02.23.15; please register at

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MABPCB is conducting a CPRS Exam Training on February 27 @ Access Carroll in Westminster, MD.  This training is for candidates taking the CPRS Exam.  It will feature in-depth information regarding the exam process, background information on the exam, as well as tips on taking the exam.  Here is the flyer:  PREPARING FOR THE CPRS EXAM.  Please register at

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NAMI is offering free Peer-to-Peer courses for adults living with mental health challenges, here is the link:  NAMI Peer-to-Peer Harford County

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IC&RC Addresses Addictions Workforce Shortage

The IC&RC has issued a new video on the critical need to have qualified addictions professionals in the work force. You can watch it here:

For more information on what the IC&RC is doing to end the shortage, you can go to their web page for professionals here:

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 31,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Maryland Endorses Co-occurring Disorders Professional credential (CCDP)

Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration’s Office of Workforce Development & Training has endorsed MABPCB’s reciprocal co-occurring disorders credential on their website as the next step for those who have taken the state’s co-occurring training. Here is what it states:

OWDT no longer offers the Co-Occurring Disorders Speciality Training Certificate.  For information on becoming a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP), please go to The Maryland Addiction Professional Certification Board website, and follow the links to “Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional Manual & Application 2013″ and “CCDP Candidate Guide”.  For additional information and/or questions, please contact the MAPCB at or 1-866-537-5340. (

If you are someone who has taken Maryland’s COD Specialty Training, much of that training can be applied to the CCDP. Please take a look at the credential and see if this can enhance your standing in the workforce, as many others have already done.

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