BCPPC – Board Specialists

BCPPC Specialist Descriptions, Requirements and Definitions.

For counselors who are seeking recognition as a practice specialist, the BCPPC has several designations to choose from.
Only individuals who are already credentialed with the BCPPC are eligible to apply for a specialist designation. Individuals may
also apply as a specialist at the same time they apply for the appropriate level of core credentials, as long as it is understood
that if one of the four available credentials are not approved, the specialist designation would not be offered.

The following specialty designations are currently available. Some are only available under specific levels of credentialing, while others are available under any of the four levels of credentialing. The specialty designations are as follows:

Certified Sexual Addiction Specialist (CSAS)

Certified Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Specialist (CPTSDS)

Certified Addiction and Recovery Specialist (CARS)


To be considered for any of the counseling specialists, the applicant will need to complete the following:

  • 45 hours of training in the specialty for which you are applying, 15 of which need to be Biblically-based training or Christian integration.
  • A minimum of 75 hours of documentable experience directly related to the specialty training for which you are applying.
  • A ONE TIME $49.00 fee made out to AACC is required with application and with active credentials.