It was the two year renewal of my certification as a CADAC - which I'd applied for before I left. This certificate lets me counsel addicts and alcoholics in our program.
To get the certification I took a several hour examination some six years ago. And every two years I take 40 hours of continuing education to keep my status.
It's a challenge and an accomplishment for me because I hate formal instruction. I learn most everything on my own.
Having this certificate is more about my ego than anything else. I don't make any more money because of it. And I'm already the boss, so I don't get promoted.
And for 15 years - before I got certified - I'd been providing peer counseling to those in our program anyway.
Still it's nice to have it hanging there above my desk.
Now maybe people think I know what I'm doing.