Credential Renewal Application: Online


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Special COVID-19 renewal options

Your advanced and specialty credentials from Breining Institute demonstrate your commitment to providing quality care to your clients, beyond the basic certification or license you may need to work in your State or other jurisdiction.

COVID-19 has affected us all, and we are pleased to provide the following discount or deferral options for healthcare professionals renewing Breining Institute credentials through December 31, 2020:

  • ON TIME RENEWAL: If you are renewing on-time, you will only pay $100 to renew all of your credentials. You may renew credentials up to one year before your renewal date.
  • RENEWAL FEE DEFERRAL: If you are renewing on-time and would like to defer your renewal payment, we will renew you now to December 31, 2020 for no cost. Then, when you renew after December 31, 2020, it will be at the regular renewal fee rates.
  • LATE RENEWAL: If you are renewing late, we will waive all late fees, and allow you to renew all of your credentials by December 31, 2020 for a total of $150. If you renew your late renewal after December 31, 2020, all regular late charges will apply.

You will be able to select the best option for you in the form, below. We hope this is helpful to you.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Keep up your good work in this honorable profession.


You may use this form to RENEW all of your Breining Institute credentials up to one year prior to your renewal date.

You may also UPGRADE your current RAS and/or CCMI Credentials at the same time you renew, using this form.

Use this online form to submit your renewal using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit card to pay for your renewal.

If you prefer to pay for your renewal by check, please complete and print this form, and then send it to us by postal mail to: Breining Institute, 8894 Greenback Lane, Orangevale, California USA 95662


IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA COUNSELORS: Renewal of your internationally-awarded Breining Institute credentials is separate from the requirement for California SUD counselors to be registered or maintain entry-level certification with CADTP, CAADE or CCAPP.

CADTP accepts all Breining Institute formal education and continuing education courses toward the initial and renewal award of its State-approved CAODC or SUDCC Certification. 

CAADE accepts all Breining Institute formal education and continuing education courses toward the initial and renewal award of its State-approved CATC Certification. 

More information about the California AOD/SUD counselor certification career track, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is on our “California SUD Career Track” page at this link: California SUD Career Track


Credential Holder Information
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Credential Information and Attestations
Please select all credentials that you currently hold.
You may request an upgrade of your current RAS or CCMI credentials at the same time that you submit this renewal. There is no additional fee to upgrade your RAS or CCMI Credentials to a higher level. Please select the advanced credential(s) you are seeking:

RAS II – requires

  • AA Degree in healing arts or sciences and 3 years clinical experience, or
  • 450 hours formal AOD education and 5 years clinical experience

RAS III – requires

  • BA Degree in healing arts or sciences and 3 years clinical experience, or
  • AA Degree in healing arts or sciences and 5 years clinical experience

M-RAS – requires

  • MA or Doctorate Degree in healing arts or sciences and 3 years clinical experience, or
  • BA Degree in healing arts or sciences and 5 years clinical experience

CCMI-M – requires the CCMI Credential, plus any one of the following:

  • At least five (5) years health care professional clinical experience;
  • At least two (2) years health care professional clinical experience after having been awarded the CCMI Credential; or
  • A Masters or Doctorate Degree in the healing arts.
If you are seeking to upgrade a current credential, please upload documentation of the qualifying formal education (such as a diploma or transcripts) and/or clinical experience (such as letters from your employers) to verify your eligibility for the advanced credential. Please upload your documents here by selecting the "Browse" or "Choose File" button below and selecting the file(s) on your computer that you would like to submit. You may submit up to 3 documents.

If you are unable to upload the documents using this online form, you may send them to us by attaching them to an email, or sending them by FAX or postal mail, using the following:

Email: College@Breining.edu

FAX: 916-987-8823

Postal mail:
Breining Institute
8894 Greenback Lane
Orangevale, California USA 95662-4019

I attest that I have or will complete the required CE courses for the applicable certification(s) by my current renewal date.
Have you had a prior certification or license as an alcohol or drug counselor, health care professional, or related certification or license revoked?
Payment Information
You are authorizing Breining Institute to charge one of these special COVID-19 renewal options available to credentialed professionals who renew between now and December 31, 2020.

– On-time renewal for one or more of the credentials: $ 150.00
– Late renewal fee (to be paid if within one year past your renewal date): $ 225.00
– Late renewal fee (to be paid if past your renewal date between one and two years): $ 300.00
– Late renewal fee (to be paid if past your renewal date by over two years): $ 450.00

Please be careful to input all information carefully if you are authorizing a credit card charge now, in order to for us to promptly process your renewal.

By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided above is true and authentic. I attest that I will adhere to the applicable Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, and Scope of Practice related to my credential. I understand that if at any time it is determined that the information provided is materially misrepresented, any fees which have been paid will be forfeited, and registration, certifications and/or credentials may be revoked.

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Registered Service Marks of Breining Institute

These credentials are registered service marks, and may only be used by professionals who have been awarded these credentials by Breining Institute:

“Registered Addiction Specialist” and “RAS” credentials: Service Mark Reg. No. 65739, Class Number 41
“Clinical Supervisor Credential” and “CSC” credentials: Service Mark Reg. No. 66826, Class Number 41
“Master Counselor in Addictions” and “MCA” credentials: Service Mark Reg. No. 66746, Class Number 41
“Medication-Assisted Treatment Counselor” and “MATC” credentials: Service Mark Reg. No. 66622, Class Number 41
“Forensic Addictions Counselor” and “FAC” credentials: Service Mark Reg. No. 66627, Class Number 41
“Certified Co-occurring Disorders Specialist” and “CCDS” credentials: Service Mark Reg. No. 67864, Class Number 41
“Certified Women’s Treatment Specialist” and “CWTS” credentials: Service Mark Reg. No. 67863, Class Number 41
“Certified Case Manager Interventionist” and “CCMI” credentials: Service Mark Reg. No. 121265, Class Number 41;  “CCMI” Service Mark Reg. No. 5,560,295, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Ser. No. 87-778,904, Class Number 41