American Institute for Professionals
AIP Information
American Institute for Professionals, (AIP) a private company with headquarters in Broward County, Florida provides professionals in the field of addiction, prevention, and clinical management mentoring and coaching as well as classes towards certification with the State Florida Certification Board. AIP is committed to training, coaching and impacting professionals charged with supervising other addictive professionals in recovery.

Florida Certification Board Provider # SS-5103-A

Approved State of Florida Vendor for Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
Broward Partnership for the Homeless, 920 NW Seventh Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311



v For Substance Abuse Counselors looking to earn or maintain their addiction and/or prevention certification with the Florida Certification Board.  

vFor Professionals in recovery looking to get certified with FCB and to broaden their experience in addiction, prevention and mental health.


v  The Drug addiction profession needs you!

v  Now is the time to make a career change!

v  It’s affordable!!

v  Invest in your future, you’re worth it!



v Enroll for 350 hours

v Take Courses as needed


The 350 hour courses comply with the Florida Certification Board. 

*Personal checks and *business checks are accepted as well as Visa and MasterCard.
Choose payment option below for credit/debit card payments


CEU workshops are also available, for more information call      
Nelson Velez @ 954 592-6691  or e-mail




*   *15% (or minimum $45) surcharge fee will be added for returned checks.


Nelson Velez, President

For information on personal relationship coaching, call Leilla Blackwell at 954-294-8083
or visit
Nelson Velez is well-known for his ability to bring realism to what impacts the community.  He is a dedicated professional with over 20 years experience in social services. Nelson’s tenacity to make a difference “one person at a time” stems from his experiences with communities infested with violent crime and drugs. 

Nelson has 10 years of supervisory experience with people in recovery and has dedicated his life to giving back to other professionals in prevention, intervention and treatment.
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