About OTI

Build a new career in substance use disorder treatment, get re-credentialed, or gain professional development hours. It is all within reach at Outreach Training Institute (OTI), the largest CASAC training provider in New York State.

OTI has trained more than 3,000 prospective and active drug and alcohol treatment counselors since 1997. Annually, we train up to 300 students across four campus locations in Queens, Long Island, Manhattan, and White Plains.

At OTI, we strive to provide students with the highest quality training and the expansive curricula necessary to pass the New York State CASAC credentialing exam and obtain re-credentialing hours.

As a resource to aspiring and seasoned professionals, OTI offers a vast array of opportunities to meet your needs.

Candidates interested in our CASAC training programs can download an application here and submit the completed documents to the campus they wish to attend.

Behavioral health professionals interested in our CASAC Exam Preparation Course, CASAC Re-Credentialing, or Professional Development Courses can download a registration form for their specific training needs and submit it to the campus they are are interested in attending.

July 4th Update: In response to the current health crisis, OTI is offering its CASAC program online effective, May 4, 2020. OTI will also be offering its Sectional Certificate Program online effective September 1, 2020. We continue to accept applications to both programs and will do interviews remotely.

Classes are scheduled as follows:

  • Richmond Hill, Queens Program – T, W, Th:  6:30 – 9:30 pm
  • Brentwood, Long Island Program – M, T, W:  6:30 – 9:30 pm

Please be aware that we are preparing for the possibility of transferring back to in-person classes once state and local guidelines permit.

You will be notified far advance of the transition from virtual classes to in-person. For more information regarding our programs, please visit our CASAC Training page.

CASAC Exam Prep and Professional Development Classes will also soon be available online.  You may submit an application for Exam Prep here and will be contacted when the class is scheduled.

Clinical Supervision Foundations II is now available online. Feel free to learn more and register for the course on the Professional Development page

Please check our homepage regularly for more immediate updates related to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19.