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Complete the 40-hr on-line MAT Counselor Course
and the MATC Exam is waived


  MATC: Tested. Professional.
Medication-Assisted Treatment Counselor.

     Open application:  For addiction professionals with a related license or certificate from many agencies throughout the US. See list below.

Current addiction professional certification or license

3 years
general AOD experience
1 year
MAT counseling experience
(can be included in AOD experience)

60-question multiple-choice
exam administered on-line
MT-1921 Exam Questions
MT-1921 Answer Sheet


Exam and Answer sheet are
both available on-line
You pass the exam with
70% correct answers
MT-1921 Exam fee $79
No charge for exam until you pass
MT-1921 Exam is based upon the material contained within
The MAT Counselor:
Handbook for Certification of
Counselors working in a Medication-Assisted Treatment Setting

You will not need to purchase
The MAT Counselor if you already
have access to a copy, and there are many employers and addiction professionals who own the Handbook.
For more information about how to
obtain the Handbook, and how Program Managers may obtain a free copy,
select this link:

MATC Book Order Info


Exam Waiver

Complete the 40-hour on-line course, and the MATC Exam is waived
MATC Course
Based upon The MAT Counselor,
the acclaimed training handbook
written by some of the foremost authorities in medication-assisted treatment programs from throughout
the United States, the 40-hour MAT Counselor Education Course may be completed entirely on-line
Complete the on-line MATC Course,
and the MATC Exam is waived
Course is divided into 3 parts,
and course fee is discounted
when complete answer sheet
and pay on-line:
On-line pricing discounts
      Use on-line answer sheet Mail or fax in answer sheet    
    Part 1 $29 $39    
    Part 2 $29 $59    
    Part 3 $29 $59    

For more info and to get started on
the MATC Course, select this link:
  On-line MATC Course

Apply today
All MATC candidates must
complete and submit
MATC Application
MATC Application

No Application Fee

$75 renewal every 2 years
(no additional renewal fee if you hold other Breining Institute certifications)


These credentials are registered service marks, and may only be used by professionals who have been awarded these credentials by Breining Institute.
"Medication-Assisted Treatment Counselor" and "MATC" credentials: Service Mark Reg. No. 66622, Class Number 41


    FAQs (frequently asked questions)    
    Q:  Which certification agencies are acceptable for the "current addiction professional" certificate requirement?
A:  There are many acceptable agencies located throughout the United States, as long as they are accredited, State-approved or nationally recognized. The drop-down list below includes many of the agencies, but there may be others that are acceptable.

If your licensing or certification agency is not included on the above list, please contact us for a determination, by sending an e-mail to us at that includes the following: 1) full name of the agency, 2) the web site address of the agency, and 3) which license or certificate that you hold from that agency.



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