Counselor Qualifications

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EAP has provided services in to businesses in Hampton Roads since 1982. Our counselors have great depth of experience and knowledge. They reflect the diversity of Hampton Roads.

All have completed academic preparation – a graduate degree in psychology, social work or counseling.

In addition, many of our counselors have one or more certifications. Most of our counselors have earned state licensure.

Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP)

The professional credentialing standard for employee assistance is the Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP). Eligibility Criteria for the CEAP includes the completion of established study by the Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC).

Candidates may apply under one of two tracks:

Track One includes 3,000 hours of work experience in an EAP setting, 60 Personal Development Hours (educational hours specific to employee assistance function) and 24 hours of advisement supervision under a qualified CEAP.

Track Two includes a graduate degree in an EAP related field, 2,000 hours of work experience in an EAP setting over a minimum of 2 years, 15 Personal Development Hours, and 24 hours of advisement supervision under a qualified CEAP. Candidates must then pass a written examination that reflects the tasks, knowledge, and skills of the EA professional.

Additional Qualifications

Many of our counselors are certified in Substance Abuse including the SAP credential required to perform Substance Abuse Assessments for CDL drivers in compliance with DOT.

Other certifications include:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Counselors
  • National Certified Counselors
  • Grief Counselors