ACCSA has formed a collaborative network to provide world class services in all areas including resources, credentialing, referral, testing and more. If you feel your organization may help us to achieve our goals in education further, please contact us at

Board of Addiction Professionals South Africa 


BAPSA (Board of Addiction Professionals South Africa) is for Addiction Professionals supporting continuous training and education in the addiction field. Members of BAPSA agree to uphold the highest level of ethics, legal and professional responsibilities in the field of addiction in South Africa. Being a member of BAPSA is a statement and commitment to strive for excellence.

ACCSA is a BAPSA approved Education Provider.

NAADAC Association for Addiction Professionals


NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 85,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 47 state affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.

International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium 


IC&RC is the global leader in the credentialing of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals. Organized in 1981, it provides standards and examinations to certification and licensing boards in 25 countries, 47 states and territories, five Native American regions, and all branches of the U.S. military.

ISO Quality Testing Inc.


"The mission of Iso-Quality Testing, Inc. (IQT) is to provide secure, user-friendly, high quality, reasonably-priced computerized examination delivery services to credentialing bodies, and the candidates which they examine, at available secure and monitored locations around the world."

Pennsylvania Certification Board 


PCB is a private, non-profit corporation which offers voluntary credentialing to the substance abuse and other behavioral health professional. PCB implements standards and testing for certification of addiction counselors, prevention specialists, clinical supervisors, case managers, criminal justice addictions professionals, co-occurring disorders professionals, auxiliary professionals, recovery specialists and intervention professionals.

Addictionology South Africa is a website that is dedicated to the addiction and recovery industry of South Africa and acts as an online resource that members of the public as well as professionals working in the field can access for all addiction and recovery related issues.

It is an unfortunate reality that unless one is familiar with centres and professionals who deal with addiction and dependency related issues, people often do not know where to start looking for help when addiction becomes a problem. People are frequently in crisis and are panicked. They need help and they need it quickly!

Because people don’t know what their treatment options are, they are vulnerable to being “scared”? into treatment by facilities and professionals with whom they have had first contact. The problem with this, is that people are unaware of the variety of treatment options that are available for addiction related issues. Rehab is not always the answer immediately and conversely, individual therapy sometimes cannot contain the dependency adequately and formal treatment would have been more appropriate. The result is that the process becomes very costly and frustrating.

Moreover it is becoming more and more problematic that many treatment centres are not registered with the appropriate government departments and employ staff that are not certified or qualified to provide help in the realm of psychological and mental health.