Continuing Education Credits Information

To obtain Continuing Education credits you must visit the Berkshire Area Health Education Center (AHEC) website. To obtain Continuing Education credits following completion of training, you must first complete an on-line evaluation survey. Please note that you will have up to 90 days to apply for credits. The survey is required for Continuing Education credits; if you anticipate applying for credits, you must complete this survey.

Berkshire AHEC issues the Continuing Education credits, and is not connected to the CANS Training program or the Assessment and Clinical Understanding training website. The following professions have approved CE's for successful completion:

Social Work

This program has been approved for 3 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number D 90089. The fee is $45.

Marriage and Family Therapists

This activity has been certified by NEAFAST on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for 3 LMFT professional continuing education hours. Certification #PC-041004. The fee is $45.


This program has been approved for 3 Category I MaMHCA hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR. The fee is $45.


This program meets the requirements for 3.6 nursing contact hours as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing - 244 CMR 5.04.The fee is $45.

Substance Abuse Counselors

This program has been approved by Mass. Dept. of Public Health for 3 hours of continuing educations units for Massachusetts Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC). The fee is $45.


CEs for psychologists are provided by The Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for the program and its content. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance contact, Berkshire Area Health Education Center (Berkshire AHEC) at For questions about CE, contact Spiritual Competency Academy at The fee is: $140 for 10 credits of Psychology.

To obtain CE credits, you will be presented with a link to the Berkshire Area Health Education Center (AHEC) website when you have completed the survey. You must complete the survey if you wish to obtain Continuing Education Credits.

Instructions for obtaining CE credits:

  1. Visit Berkshire AHEC, Inc.
  2. Click on the "Register" button in the green bar
  3. Select Assessing for substance use in adolescents within families receiving CBHI services and click "add"
  4. Under "Your Selection" you will see the Assessment and Clinical Training added
  5. Click "Continue"
  6. You will be prompted to set up an account, username/password
  7. Proceed with your contact information, please note, your certificate will be mailed to the address entered.
  8. Check out and make payment
  9. Do not enroll into the Active Advantage, close window or click No Thanks
  10. Certificates are mailed on a weekly basis.

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