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Welcome to the official website of the Association of Professionals Specialising in Addiction Counselling (Singapore)!

As the leading association of professional and lay Addiction Counsellors in Singapore, we are committed to providing support, networking opportunities, advanced training and certification of professional competency for our members to assist them in becoming more effective counsellors

I hope you will find the information you need at our website.

Contact us for more information, questions and suggestions, including ways we can improve our website.


Thank you for visiting our website.

Tony Ting



Established in September 1998, the Association of Professionals Specialising in Addiction Counselling (APSAC) is an independent, non-government, not-for-profit body that offers certification to addiction counsellors who meet the internationally established and recognized standards of professional competency.

International Recognition 

APSAC is a member of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). Its members include local boards in the United States, Canada, Sweden, Germany and Bermuda, Greece, Puerto Rico, Malaysia and Singapore. The IC&RC is a voluntary organisation of certifying bodies which awards administrative reciprocity to counsellors who have fulfilled the certification requirements of its members. 

Mission of APSAC

To provide public awareness and promote competent and quality services through certification of addiction counsellors engaging in the prevention and treatment of behavioural and substance addictions.

Objectives of APSAC

  • To provide certification opportunities to local practitioners.
  • To enhance the professionalism of addiction counselling field in Singapore.
  • To provide local authorities with a standardised measure of determining competency.
  • To provide networking, educational and training opportunities to local practitioners.

Benefits of Membership

  • Access to training, conferences and workshops organised by APSAC.
  • Voting privileges to certified members.
  • Opportunities to network with other certified members.
  • Pride of belonging to a professional association representing your chosen career.

Who Benefits from Certification?

  • The patient and/ or client: To assure competent, professional addiction counselling services to persons suffering from behavioural and substance addictions and to improve the quality of service being provided to the client and family members.
  • The public: To assure professional competency which will meet the standards required for licensing, accreditation, and third-party payers.
  • The addiction professional: To provide a respected, marketable credential of professional competence and to enhance the role of the addiction counsellor.
  • The profession: To provide a method whereby the highest professional standards can be established, maintained, and updated.


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