Certification Document Research


Applicants for Breining Institute Credentials are required to send documentation of education, experience, and other documents to verify their eligibility. Applicants are typically expected to send copies to Breining Institute, and to retain their own original documents, except in the case of original / official transcripts of formal education.

If the applicant has taken a qualifying examination, such as the Addiction Counselor Exam (ACE) or Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) exam, those records are also used to determine eligibility for credentialing.

After eligibility is established, Breining Institute maintains those documents for a limited time, but periodically purges older documents.

If an individual who has been awarded a Credential from Breining Institute would like a copy of specific documents that they have previously submitted to or that are held by Breining Institute, upon application and payment of the research fee, we will conduct a search of our files and send copies of the specified documents found to the individual.

Document Research

Only the individual who has been awarded the Breining Institute Credential may use this application.

The only documents that we will search for, and, if available, that will be copied and sent via email to the requesting individual will be the following:

  • Documents that verify experiential hours.
  • Score report(s) for the Addiction Counselor Exam (ACE) or the Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) exam.
  • Certificate of current Credential status with Breining Institute.

We will only search for hard copies (not electronic copies) of documents in the individual’s credential file. This search will not include any electronic data or electronic documents related to the individual.

Breining will conduct the search requested after receiving the Request for Certification Document Research form and the $75 research fee payment has been received by Breining.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • This is NOT a request for official transcripts from Breining Institute. If you attended the Breining Institute Addiction Studies Certificate (ASC) program, Associates Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, or Doctorate (Dr.AD) Degree program, and you want official transcripts, please use the online form at this link: Official Transcript Request Form
  • This is NOT a request for documentation of completion of continuing education (CE) courses with Breining Institute. If you completed online CE courses with Breining Institute, and want verification of completing those courses, please use the online form at this link: CE Completion Verification

Request for Certification Document Research

Credentialed Professional Information
Please input your date of birth in the following format: mm/dd/yyyy
Please provide the LAST FOUR DIGITS only of your social security number. This number should match the number you have previously provided to Breining Institute. Do not include your full social security number.
Please select all credentials that you currently hold or have been previously awarded by Breining Institute.

I hereby request Breining Institute conduct a search of my physical file with Breining Institute.

I understand that Breining Institute will only search for and provide me with the following, if it is available:

  • Documents that verify my experiential hours.
  • Score report(s) for the Addiction Counselor Exam (ACE) or the Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) exam.
  • Certificate of current Credential status with Breining Institute.

I understand that Breining Institute will only search for hard copies (not electronic copies) of documents in my individual credential file. This search will not include any electronic data or electronic documents related to me.

I understand that Breining will conduct the search, and will email the results of that search to the email address I have provided within this form, and that the documents potentially provided will be limited to the documents identified above.

Payment Information