Accreditation & Certification
Intermediate to Advanced Training for Clinicians
Details on continuing education credits will be announced soon. Below are credits offered at the 2018 Summit. 
Program Focus and Goals
The Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare is the producer of the Summit for Clinical Excellence Conferences, a premier provider of continuing education for behavioral health, mental health and addiction, professionals. We bring together the best and brightest trainers from many disciplines offering a broader perspective to help our therapists and counselors better address the issues that their client is facing day to day.
Conference Objectives:
1. To identify current evidence-based, specific diagnostic and treatment approaches, counseling skills and modalities that will be successfully applied to the fields of mental health, behavioral health and addictive disorders; including but not limited to: Co-Occurring Disorders, Ethics, Addiction and Trauma.
2. To identify the symptoms and characteristics of the disorders mentioned in objective #1 and how they have interfered with the clients’ interpersonal and family relationships.
3. To participate in skill-building sessions and unique training that offer cognitive and experiential clinical techniques to assist in patient/client recovery from these listed disorders.
We provide CE Hours, not CE Units (CEU's). A CE Hours is based on 60 minutes of educational instruction, whereas a CE Unit (CEU) is based on a collection of CE Hours.
The Summit for Clinical Excellence will offer Continuing Education from the following organizations.
AMA, The American Medical Association, Category 2 CME Credit, Self Claiming
Category 2 activities are self-designated by those applying for the PRA. In order to determine the number of Category 2 credits to be declared, physicians should record the actual number of hours spent in the learning activity. Category 2 credits do not need to be documented or verified by an external party. It is recommended that physicians maintain on-going records of these activities in preparation for submission of information for the Physician's Recognition Award.
Credit may be claimed for Physicians, Category 2
For more information
AAHCPAD, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders
Summit for Clinical Excellence continuing education co-sponsor, CE Learning Systems, LLC, has been approved to offer continuing education credit for (Certified Addiction Specialists CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. AAHCPAD, 18-1460.  This program will be reviewed for any sessions that do not meet AAAHCPAD credentialing guidelines.
Credit may be claimed for all Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS). 
APA, American Psychological Association
CE Learning Systems, LLC, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Credit may be claimed for psychologists, mental health professionals.
ASWB, Association of Social Work Boards
CE Learning Systems (Provider #1020) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of State Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program. CE Learning Systems LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 02/23/2016 – 02/23/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive up to 24 continuing education clock hours
NOTE:  New Jersey will not be approved for the 2018 Program.  If you would like to apply for approval for New Jersey Social Workers, here are the links to do so. New Jersey CE Course approval application:  New Jersey CE Course approval:
Credit may be claimed for social workers.
CCAPP, The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals
Summit for Clinical Excellence has been approved to offer continuing education credit. This program has been approved
Provider Number OS-11-154-0819
Approval Period 08-30-2017 to 08-30-2019
 CAARR and CAADAC have become The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). 
Credit may be claimed for all drug counselors, CCS- Certified Clinical Supervisor and CCPS -Certified Clinical Supervisor.
California Board of Behavioral Sciences - CA BBS
CA BBS does not offer provider status anymore. 
Any professional belonging to the CA BBS make take a course that is approved by a national approval agency (APA, ASWB) and still receive credit for it.
IC&RC- International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium
This program is approved  by IC&RC.  IC&RC establishes, monitors, and advances reciprocal competency standards for eight reciprocal credentials: Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ADC), Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (AADC), Clinical Supervisor (CS) Prevention Specialist (PS)  Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP) Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP) Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate (CCDPD), Peer Recovery (PR).
NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals
The Association for the Addiction Professionals – NAADAC. This course has been approved by Vendome Group, LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider # 993121, Vendome Group LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
Credit may be claimed for counselors.
NBCC, National Board for Certified Counselors
Vendome Group, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6791.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Vendome Group, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Credit may be claimed for counselors.
Currently we do not offer any nursing credentialing.
Illinois Certification Board - ICB,( IAODAPCA - Illinois Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Credentialing Association
This program is approved.
ICB, Program Number: 14121
Category:   Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II or III, PCGC I or II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II,
Continuing Education Units: 24
IDFPR - LMFT, Marriage and Family Therapy
This program is approved,
License number, 168-000226,
Expires, 2/28/2019
IDFPR - Professional Counselor, Clinical Professional Counselor
This program is approved,
License number, 197-000254,
Expires 3/31/2019
IDFPR – Registered Social Worker
This program is approved,
License number 159.001350
Expires, 11/30/2019
Ohio - CSWMFT - State of Ohio, Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Social Workers - The State of Ohio accepts ASWB approval for Social Workers, ( CE Learning Systems LLC, Provider #1020.)
Counselors- State of Ohio accepts NBCC approval for counselors, (NBCC ACEP No. 6791 provider status.)
Ohio - CSWMFT LMFT - Approved for 24 CE includes 6 Ethics
Ohio LMFT is now self reporting.  Please click here for more information.
Ohio Chemical Dependency Board
The Ohio Chemical Dependency Board accepts NAADAC,
(NAADAC Provider # 993121, APA Provider # CE Learning Systems)
Ohio Psychologists Association
The Ohio Psychologists Association accepts APA credit,
(CE Learning Systems LLC, Provider #1020
New York State
Vendome Group's Co-Sponsor, CE Learning Systems SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0060.
State Boards:
Because regulations and guidelines do change, please check with your state licensing board to ensure that nationally approved courses can be used to satisfy your continuing education needs. In most cases state licensing boards allow courses for re-certification if they are nationally approved.
Our Academy is designed with accessibility in mind, and in accordance with the ADA of the amended United States Rehabilitation Act.  Up until thirty days prior to the conference, we welcome the opportunity to assist with disability accommodations. You may request information by emailing Kari Primiano,
CE Questions:
For specific questions please email Please reference the conference name when emailing.