Persons seeking the CADAC I certification must provide:
One year (2,000 hours) of supervised full-time addiction treatment experience;
Prove at least 6 hours of specialized training in HIV/Aids and 6 hours in Ethics training. These classes are available from our training link, online, or in some cases, in local classrooms.
A degree in the human services area from four-year accredited colleges or universities, specialized education in alcoholism or drug abuse, or a minimum of 3 years of experience in a self-help program (AA, NA, Al-Anon, etc.) will be considered as partial satisfaction of up to six months of this requirement, but a degree is not required for CADAC I status.
Evidence of 180 hours of formal training (alcohol and/or drug training).
Documentation of at least 220 clock-hours of an approved, supervised practicum in specific alcoholism and drug counselor functions, using the 12 core functions.
Score at least 500 on the certification test. Testing scheduled in Indianapolis upon registration & request.
Most Frequent Issues with Certification Applications
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