Certified Case Manager Interventionist (CCMI)

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Intervention is a first step toward recovery.

Continuing case management increases chance of long-term recovery.

The Certified Case Manager Interventionist (CCMI) Credential demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills necessary to initiate and support the recovery process from the very beginning of recovery through long-term wellness.

Levels of Credentialing

  • Certified Case Manager Interventionist – Intern (CCMI-i):
    • Qualifying underlying credential or license as a health care professional;
    • At least 2,080 hours (approximately one year full time work) as a credentialed or licensed health care professional; and
    • Enrolled in and have completed at least Module 1 (at least 25 hours) specified education in case management and intervention training coursework from a Breining Institute Accredited (BIA) Program.
  • Certified Case Manager Interventionist (CCMI):
    • CCMI-i status, plus
    • Completed specified 5 Modules (at least 155 hours) education in case management and intervention training coursework from a Breining Institute Accredited (BIA) Program.
    • Must pass the Certified Case Manager Interventionist Examination (CCMIE), administered and available online through Breining Institute
  • Certified Case Manager Interventionist – Masters Level (CCMI-M):
    • CCMI Credential, plus either
      • Three years clinical experience after having been awarded the CCMI Credential, or
      • Masters or Doctorate Degree in the healing arts


Qualifying Health Care Professional Credential or License:

The candidate for the Certified Case Manager Interventionist (CCMI) Credential must already hold a credential or license as a health care professional, in order to be eligible for the CCMI Credential. Qualifying credentials and licenses include those held by substance use disorders counselors, registered nurses, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, etc.

Specified Training Course:

The specified training course must be provided by a Breining Institute Accredited (BIA) Program provider. The course must include at least 155 hours in five specific Modules of training.

The training must build upon the applicant’s previous knowledge and skills developed to be awarded the underlying credential and/or license, in order to provide advanced education and training to comprehensively support individuals struggling with addiction, mental health and/or behavioral issues:

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Intervention and Case Management
    An overview of the principles and strategies on which to develop skills to successfully conduct interventions and provide the appropriate support post intervention.
  • Module 2 – Family Systems
    Families struggle to know what to do when faced with these issues. The coursework must explore family dynamics, make certain the student understands family systems and learn how to create a recovery plan for the entire family, as well as explore how to intervene when codependency is a component of family dynamics, including relapse risk.
  • Module 3 – Addictions and Co-occurring Disorders
    Drug and/or alcohol addictions are not the only issues facing the families with whom we work. Many have co-occurring mental health issues or process addictions that can make intervention and case management more complex and challenging. The coursework must make certain that students are able to identify, work with and support clients who have complex presentations.
  • Module 4 – Cultural Sensitivity
    Being culturally sensitive can be the difference between engaging a family and preventing the process of change. Understanding and awareness is the first step to meeting the needs of clients. Included in the training must be specific information related to issues that may be present within specialty populations such as older adults, adolescents, LGBTQ, First Responders, and Veterans.
  • Module 5 – Business Ethics / Professionalism / Self Care
    Understanding best practices that are guided by a code of ethics is important to providing top-level client care. As a provider, maintaining professionalism is critical. Training must ensure the student understands ethical considerations as an interventionist, case manager and within the treatment industry. The training must also highlight the importance of self-care and how a well-maintained provider will be able to provide the highest level of care for clients.

Breining Institute does not charge institutions a fee to earn BIA Program recognition. In order to obtain BIA status, the institution or program must submit and have approved a detailed application to Breining Institute. To be eligible to be designated a BIA Program for the CCMI Credential, the institution must provide detailed information that specifically addresses the five CCMI Modules. The BIA Program application is available free at this link: BIA Application

CCMI Training Programs

Currently accredited BIA Programs / Instructors that provide approved CCMI training modules are listed below. Breining Institute does not provide these training modules, and you should contact the individuals / programs directly to sign-up for their respective training courses:

  • Eric McLaughlin, CCMI, CIP, RASi
  • Intervention911.com
  • Ken Seeley Communities
  • Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services
  • Ken Seeley, CCMI, CIP, RAS, CATC
  • Caroline Smith, MA, LPC, LISAC, CSAT-S, CCMI, CIP
  • John Southworth, CCMI, CIP, CADC, NADAC-I
  • Southworth Associates International

Here is a link to sign-up information for training modules offered by the i911 (Intervention911.com) program: i911 Events


The qualifying exam for the CCMI Credential is the CCMI Examination, a multiple-choice exam, which is administered and available online through Breining Institute.


CCMI Application Packet
May apply for CCMI-Intern status after completing Module 1 (at least 25 hours) training

CCMI Exam Fee Payment
Eligible for exam after completing 155 hours of all 5 specified training Modules

  • Application Fee: $75
  • CCMI Exam: $175
  • No charge to upgrade from CCMI to CCMI – Masters Level
  • No membership dues
  • Renewal is every 2 years

Protected Service Marks of Breining Institute

The “Certified Case Manager Interventionist” and “CCMI” credentials are proprietary service marks, and may only be used by professionals who have been awarded these credentials by Breining Institute: Service Mark Reg. No. 121265, Class Number 41