The Institute of Certified Addictions-Informed Professionals is a non-profit organization providing certification to clinical professionals working with addiction in clients.

Certification Information and Steps for CAIMHP - Australia and New Zealand

Why Become Certified?

  • Clinical expertise - Let clients know you are providing them with the best tools and strategies for improving clinical outcomes.
  • Client trust - Provide assurance to clients that you can help them when you display your certification.
  • Documentation of knowledge - Certification is a personal accomplishment and unbiased barometer of your training.
  • Improved insurance reimbursements - More favorable consideration from insurance companies and managed care panels.
  • Professional recognition - Distinguish yourself from your peers and increase your opportunities for career advancement and client referrals.
Application Standards for Practicing Professionals in Australia and New Zealand
For Professionals Practicing outside Australia and New Zealand, please click here.

Certification Process:

To obtain certification, you must complete all the steps below:

Step 1 - Complete training that meets the Certification Standards.

A list of suggested training courses is found below. Note: Trainings are offered by third-party organizations who are happy to help answer any training-specific questions you may have, as well as assist you in training purchases.

    *For certification by equivalency; please submit a copy of the training's title, speaker, outline and clock hours completed to for review.

Step 2 - Complete the Certification Application.

Step 3 - Make payment of the Certification Application fee of $99.99 USD.

Step 4 - Submit copies of the following documents to

  • Completed training certificates
  • Completed application form
  • Copy of the applicant's professional registration, credential, or membership

Please allow the Institute of Certified Addictions-Informed Professionals 1-2 weeks to review and process application. We will contact you if additional information or clarification is needed. Once approved, you will receive an email notification and a printed frameable certificate by mail within 2-3 weeks.