Clinical Supervisor Credential (CSC)

Breining Institute credentials are held by addiction professionals in 47 U.S. States and 14 countries.


3 years general AOD/SUD experience,
1 year experience as an AOD/SUD program supervisor (may be included in general AOD/SUD experience), and
40 hours of documented education in clinical supervisor competencies.

40-hour Education Course
If you complete the Breining online Clinical Supervisor Education Course (CSEC), the PCS Exam is waived. If you complete your 40-hours with another institution, you will need to pass the PCS Exam.

Private-practice / Clinical Supervisor (PCS) Exam
The PCS Exam was developed, reviewed and validated by nationally-recognized subject matter and psychometric experts to test for the necessary skills and knowledge of an addiction professional in private practice and/or working as a clinical supervisor. The PCS Exam is administered daily at over 500 test centers located throughout the United States and Canada.

CSC Application
No application fee.
No membership dues.
Renewal is every 2 years.

40-hour CSEC Course
PSC Exam sign-up information
CSC Application Packet (must be submitted by all candidates)

Verify Credential
To verify whether someone has been awarded the CSC Credential from Breining Institute, select the following link to the International Certified / Credentialed Counselors (CCCo) database: International CCCo Verification

Registered Service Marks
These credentials are registered service marks of Breining Institute, and may only be used by professionals who have been awarded these credentials by Breining Institute:
“Clinical Supervisor Credential” and “CSC” credentials: Service Mark Reg. No. 66826, Class Number 41