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Welcome to CCAPP Academy!

About CCAPP Academy

The California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR) established the CAARR Institute in 1978 to offer an alternative form of education for recovering people working in the alcohol and drug treatment profession. The CAARR Institute was renamed the CCAPP Academy in 2017.

Many of these recovering people chose to work in programs providing peer leadership and experience after finding recovery themselves through participation in alcohol and drug programs. It was discovered that these individuals, who understood the process of recovery that worked for them, could improve their effectiveness by gaining knowledge and technical skills through education.

The Academy was designed to be offered in a comfortable, less “academic” atmosphere in easily accessible locations. Instructors are recruited who have an in-depth understanding of the curriculum and can enlighten students with their vast experience in the field.

As more research on recovery and addiction becomes available the curriculum is revised, edited, and expanded to meet the changing needs of students, programs, and the people they serve.

Today the Academy has grown and is offered at locations throughout California, including suburban, urban, and rural communities. The geographic scope of the CCAPP Academy reaches from Imperial County in Southern California and as far north as Modoc County.

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All Saturday Classes start dates:

May 8, 2021
July 3, 2021
August 28, 2021
October 23, 2021

Sacramento Tuesday/Thursday Class start dates:

May 6, 2021
July 1, 2021
August 26, 2021
October 21, 2021

  • Fresno County
  • Los Angeles County
    • Downtown LA
    • Long Beach
    • North Hollywood
    • Pasadena
    • S. Los Angeles
    • Van Nuys
  • Marin County
  • Orange County
  • Riverside County
  • Sacramento County
  • San Diego County
    (El Cajon)
  • Santa Cruz County
  • Shasta County
  • Stanislaus County
  • Tulare County


The CCAPP Academy was granted a significant approval from the State of California in 2012. An “Approval to Operate” was granted to CCAPP Academy by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).

“Approval” or “approval to operate” means compliance with state standards as set forth by the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009.

The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education is a unit of the California Department of Consumer Affairs charged with regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions operating in the state of California. The agency’s main focus is on identifying diploma mills and ensuring a high level of quality in California’s Postsecondary schools.

Annual Accounting

How We Did

CCAPP’s promise to you

Academy Information

Past BPPE Reports and Fact Sheets