Please note: Best Practice Trainers is being dissolved. Courses will not be available through this website.
CBT, SBIRT, Ethics and Cannabis courses will be transferred to Connections Counseling PLLC within 3 months

We offer a variety of clinical, ethics, and substance use disorder courses for counselors so that you can choose the ones that best suit your needs.

Certified Courses

At BPTI, we take great pride in offering high-quality courses that are not only informative and engaging, but also recognized by some of the most prestigious organizations in the field. BPTI courses have been approved by the New York State Education Department to sponsor continuing education for NYS social workers (#SW-0519) and mental health counselors (#MHC-0214). Courses are also approved by ASWB ACE program for social workers nationwide, and by OASAS (#ETP-0806) for NYS CASACs. BPTI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This means that when you take a course at BPTI, you can be confident that it will meet the rigorous standards set by these organizations. Find more information under each course.

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About Best Practice Trainers

Years of Practice Based in NY Non-profit

Best Practice Trainers, Inc. (BPTI) has been formed to benefit clinicians who work in the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Mental Health (MH) fields. Our belief is that clinicians benefit from continuing education in Best Practices, and the result of the dissemination of Best Practice coursework is better treatment, better health and better mental health.

Our Mission

“Our primary goal is to relieve distress that occurs when people have mental health or substance abuse problems. A secondary goal is to ensure that clinicians have access to affordable, high quality education in their field”

How It Works

In five simple steps you can get your digital certificate.


Choose the course you want from our offer. You can find all in the course overview.


Register on our training site.


Pay for the course.


Take the course.


Get your certificate with approved credits.

Educational Consultant Award

Best Practice Trainers Inc. has been selected as the winner for the 2022 Best of New Paltz Awards in the category of Educational Consultant.

At BPTI, we are dedicated to providing our students with the highest quality education and training in a wide range of fields. We are proud to have been recognized for our outstanding work and commitment to excellence.

Our Free Courses Offer

Do you want to further your education, but don’t have the funds to pay for courses?

You may be eligible for free courses through BPTI. We offer free access to courses in exchange for participation in research.

For NYS SWers,
and LMHCs


NYSED approved SBIRT course



OASAS approved CBT course and SBIRT webinar

For Social Workers from NY, VA, NC, ND, ME, and TX

FREE CBT and ETHICS courses

5 credits NYSED and ASWB ACE approved