Academy Mission Statement
The American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders:
- Establishes and fosters the highest standard of professional ethics and professional credentialing to ensure the competency of health care providers in the addictive disorders;
- Develops and administers examinations that assess the knowledge and skills underlying the performance of the tasks required by professional practice;
- Advances education, training and scientific research in the field of addictive disorders.
In addition to initial recognition, the American Academy provides a mechanism to recognize individuals who continue to demonstrate qualifications through adherence to standards of professional behavior and compliance with continuing education requirement.