About Outreach Training Institute

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.

In response to the current health crisis, OTI is offering its CASAC program via live video conference.

Classes in the 350- hour program are scheduled as follows:

     ·   Richmond Hill, Queens Program – T, W, Th:  6:30 – 9:30 pm

     ·   Brentwood, LI Program – M, T, W:  6:30 – 9:30 pm

Transferring back to in-person classes will occur once health and safety considerations have been met.  Students will likely have the option to continue on-line classes once in-person classes resume.  Please apply to the program in the location you prefer to attend on your application should you anticipate a future preference for in-person learning.

Applications will be received online and interviews will be conducted virtually.

For more information regarding our programs, please visit our CASAC Training page.

CASAC Exam Prep and Professional Development Classes will also be available online soon.  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.