Build vs. Buy? Certification Management Software

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About Pete Nielsen

Pete Nielsen is the Chief Executive Officer for the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), CCAPP Credentialing, and CCAPP Education Institute. Mr. Nielsen played a major role in navigating the consolidation of the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) and the California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR) and growing CCAPP as an industry powerhouse.

Mr. Nielsen is currently on the editorial board for Counselor Magazine and is the co-chair for the criminal justice credential for the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). He is on the advisory board for the American Addiction Treatment Association (AATA) and chair of the workforce development group for the Youth Advisory Group(YAG) with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). He is also a Marriage Family Therapist Intern (IMF).

About CCAPP & CCAPP Credentialing

The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) operates CCAPP Credentialing, one of the largest drug and alcohol credentialing boards in the Nation. CCAPP Credentialing is approved by the California Department of Health Credentialing to process over 10,000 credential applications and renewals annually. Learn more about CCAPP Credentialing at

About Certemy

Certemy is a leading provider of affordable, easy-to-use certification management software for professional certification boards. Our platform streamlines and automates certification workflows to help certification boards become more efficient, transparent, and agile while reducing IT costs and administrative burdens.

Certemy delivers the lowest cost of ownership for any comparable solution with predictable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) pricing with no implementation, training, or change fees. We also provide the only certification management solution that allows board staff to change application and renewal processes themselves without IT help or programming. Our platform scales to support boards of every size — from those managing a few hundred professionals to those managing over 100,000.

An active member of the credentialing community, Certemy is a proud member of The Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR), the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), and the Association of Test Publishers (ATP). Learn more about Certemy at