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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.