Curriculum Review

Purpose of a Curriculum Review

To review curriculum submitted by recognized post-secondary training institutions with a primary focus on addictions and mental health to ensure that they meet the criteria and competencies required for both Canadian and International Certifications.

Students look for post secondary institutions that are approved by the CACCF curriculum review process to ensure they are receiving the best possible education.

The CACCF Curriculum Review committee consists of faculty and other professionals experienced with curriculum development and delivery at a post-secondary level. All curriculum reviewers are experienced faculty trained in curriculum development and reviewing at recognized post-secondary educational institutions. Its purpose is to review curriculum to ensure the content meets the requirements of the educational competencies (skills and knowledge) of the various certifications offered by CACCF.

Affidavits will be signed by each reviewer prior to the review to ensure confidentiality of course or program content and to guarantee that the content will not be compromised or shared with other institutions. Reviews may be done for individual courses or entire programs. Fees will be based on course and program length.

Once the curriculum meets the requirements the committee recommends that the CACCF recognize and approve the courses or program submitted. Once that is done the program educational institution and program is sent a letter of approval, a certificate of approval and added to our website.


All training programs from such institutions as universities, colleges, private career colleges and technical institutes must result in a recognized credential such as a certificate, diploma, degree or post graduate degree.  All courses within the programs must have formal assessment and evaluation components with formal recognized transcripts containing final marks upon completion.

Upon review of the curriculum the results will be sent to the institution indicating whether or not the course or program meets or exceeds the requirements or will provide feedback as to what is needed to meet the requirements.

Under no circumstances will CACCF be responsible for the delivery of the curriculum, provide comparisons of curriculum or comment on PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and recognition) or transfer of credit between institutions. That is the function of each institution.

Reviews will be required every 5 years. Institutions will be notified in advance of their renewal date.

Upon successfully meeting the requirements CACCF will issue a letter of approval, a certificate of approval and the course or program will be featured on the CACCF website at the link below.

Application Process

  1. Obtain copies of all course outlines including learning outcomes/competencies and assessment strategies.
  2. Using the Form B Competencies Mapping document compare and document all relevant competencies in your program and insert them alongside the matching CACCF competencies.
  3. Complete the fillable PDF Curriculum Review application with as much detail as possible including the course name, course code and location of the learning outcomes for every course submitted.
  4. Provide to the CACCF all required documents and any additional information with the application and send to [email protected]
  5. Please keep in mind the fees below when you submit your application. Once received, we will email you with the invoice. Please note the review process is not started until payment is received.


Fees are based on the length and detail of the courses and programs submitted.

Entire Program

$2000 – Entire Program with 21-50 courses. 

Program with 1-20 courses

$1500 – Program with 1-20 courses.

One Course

$150 – One course up to 45 hours.