CASAC Initial Training

Helio Health Training Institute is recognized by New York State Addiction Services and Supports to provide the 350-hour initial certification and training for Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors.

The full 350-hour course is divided into four sections consistent with the OASAS initial credentialing requirements.  Each section can be taken individually or consecutively, based on the student’s individual needs.

Certified Peer Recovery Advocate (CRPA)

This 46-hour course offers the four required modules and meets the training/certification requirements of the NYCB for the CRPA certification. This intensive course will cover:

10hrs of advocacy

10hrs of mentoring and education

10hrs of recovery and wellness supports

16hrs of ethics.

At the end of this course, participants will be eligible to apply for provisional CRPA status (CRPA-P) and sit for the NYCB/IC&RC Peer Recovery Exam

If after reviewing this information you have further questions, please email

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Program Locations

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Training Institute

329 N. Salina Street, Suite 200

Syracuse, NY 13203

Telephone: 315-471-1564

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Binghamton Evaluation Center

249 Glenwood Road, Building One

Binghamton, NY 13905

Telephone: 607-296-3072



Rochester Evaluation Center

1350 University Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607

Telephone: 585-287-5622


Helio Health is open and admitting patients.

We are asking individuals to call and complete a brief screening to ensure the safety of all patients, families and staff.

Telehealth is available for intakes, groups, individual counseling appointments and medication assisted treatment appointments at our outpatient programs.

Helio Health is committed to the safety of the people we serve. If you or a loved one is in need of help, please call our Regional Open Access Center for Addiction at

For additional information about how Helio Health is responding to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how we are serving the people in our community, please click here.

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