The Certification Commission for Drug and Alcohol Program Professionals is a national board certification commission headquartered in Servena Park, MD.  Commissioners meet monthly via tele-conference, during industry events and once annually at our CCDAPP Item Workshop.  The key purpose of the annual Item Workshop is to ensure that our certification examinations are accurate and relevant and that our verification process for new applicants and recertifications is held to the highest standard.  Throughout the course of the year, commissioners also donate their time and talent to various CCDAPP committees which promote and progress the commission’s mission and vision.

CCDAPP shall be governed by a board of ten (10) to fifteen (15) individuals who who are dedicated to the purpose of this organization. All commissioners shall serve three-year terms commencing and ending with the Board’s annual meeting.


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The Certification Commission for Drug & Alcohol Program Professionals (CCDAPP), formerly SAPACC, is the national (U.S.) certifying body for substance abuse program administrators who have chosen to be recognized as specialists with demonstrated proficiency in their field. The CSAPA credential is the highest level of achievement possible for both in-house and third-party professional Substance Abuse Program Administrators. In 2003, SAPACC became one of the few nationally recognized professional organizations to administer a comprehensive and validated examination for qualifying Substance Abuse Professionals. More recently, we added new certifications, the CDAPA-A, CDAPA-MC, CDAPA-P, CDAPA-R, and CDAPA-T, for drug and alcohol program administrators working specifically with the federally regulated aviation, motor carrier, pipeline, railroad, and transit communities.
The Commission’s primary goal is to enhance the quality and level of professional knowledge and skills of individuals providing drug and alcohol testing and related services to the public. We invite you to join us in these efforts by serving as a volunteer CCDAPP Commissioner for a 3 year term beginning May 2024. We need Commissioners that are experienced substance abuse program administrators, drug and alcohol program administrators, substance abuse professionals, or otherwise active in the field (e.g. TPAs, in-house administrators, MROs, consultants, SAPs, etc.). As a CCDAPP Commissioner, you will be recognized as such and actively participate in one or more CCDAPP Committees. The current Committees are as follows:

  • Credentials Review Committee
  • Examination Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Admin Committee

As a Commissioner, you will be expected to participate in one conference call per month (on the average). These calls are scheduled in advance, currently on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 Eastern time. Your attendance at the CCDAPP Annual Board Meeting is mandatory except for extenuating circumstances. Please complete the enclosed application and return it via email no later than February 29, 2024 to If you have questions about the Commission or your prospective role as a Commissioner, you may email the CCDAPP office at or call (443) 906-6061
We look forward to hearing from you.