ICAADA credentials support beginning, continuing, or advancing a career in behavioral health. ICAADA credentials are highly recognized in Indiana and many offer reciprocity in other states that have an IC & RC affiliate board. ICAADA is an approved credentialing body by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction (IDMHA) and a founding member of the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) Education to assist with obtaining an ICAADA credential can be found at the MHAI Stanley W. DeKemper Training Institute.


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Addiction Consultant in Training (ACIT)

Addiction Consultant in Training (ACIT) is an entry level addiction treatment credential for individuals employed in the addiction treatment field, or enrolled as a college student in addiction treatment studies. The ACIT II is the credential professionals who work, or aspire to work, in Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP) will want to work towards obtaining.


Board Certified in Problem Gambling (BCPG)

Board Certified in Problem Gambling (BCPG) is a treatment level credential to provide treatment and support for person who may have issues with problem gambling. This credential is recognized by the Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program for the ‘Lead Gambling Counselor’ required of all IPGAP providers.  Find out more


Board Certified Substance Use Consultant (BCSUD)

Board Certified Substance Use Consultant (BCSUD) credential is in partnership with Indiana University and will be offered for students who complete IU courses related to substance use.


Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Consultant (CADAC) 

Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Consultant (CADAC) credentials are designed to be entry-level to advanced-level substance use treatment credentials (depending upon CADAC level). The CADAC II-V are recognized by the Indiana Division of Mental health and Addictions. Find out more.


Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach (CAPRC)

Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach (CAPRC) credentials are for individuals who are in personal, lived experience of recovery from substance use, mental health or co-occurring disorders who wish to provide recovery support to those seeking/in recovery from substance use issues. The CAPRC I and CAPRC II are reimbursable through Indiana Medicaid and Indiana Problem Gambler Awareness Program. The CAPRC I and CAPRC II are recognized by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development as Promoted Industry Certifications.

Additional endorsement opportunities for those currently credentialed as a CAPRC, click on Endorsements tab above.

Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC)

Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) is a credential for family members, allies, loved ones or others who do not have personal, lived experience of recovery from substance use, mental health, or co-occurring disorders who wish to provide recovery support to those seeking/in recovery from substance use issues.

Additional endorsement opportunities for those currently credentialed as a CARC, click on Endorsements tab above.

Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP) – Renewals Only

Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP) is a clinical credential unavailable to new candidates.


Certified Criminal Justice Specialist (CCJP)

Certified Criminal Justice Specialist (CCJP) is an addiction credential for criminal justice professionals recognized by the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and IC&RC affiliated states and countries that offer the IC&RC CCJP credential.


Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)

Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) is a clinical credential that validates the professionals education, and experience, specific to providing clinical supervision in the substance use field. This credential is recognized by the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and IC&RC affiliated states and countries that offer the IC&RC CCS credential.


Certified Prevention Specialist-Associate (CPS-A)

Certified Prevention Specialist-Associate (CPS-A) is a credential for prevention professionals which is recognized in Indiana only. This is an entry-level credential for prevention professionals to validate their competencies in substance use prevention and to support workforce development in the prevention field.


Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)

Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) is a credential for prevention professionals recognized by the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and IC&RC affiliated states and countries that offer the IC&RC CPS credential. This is an experienced level credential for those working in the prevention field to validate their competency, and experience, in substance use prevention.


Certified Prevention Specialist II (CPS II)

Certified Prevention Specialist II (CPS II) is a credential for tenured prevention professionals who have several years’ experience in the substance use prevention field and have expanded their knowledge. This credential holder must currently possess a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) credential. The credential is only recognized in Indiana.


Certified Supervisor of Peer Recovery (CSPR)

Certified Supervisor of Peer Recovery (CSPR) is a credential for recovery support or clinical professionals who wish to show their competencies related to providing effective and ethical peer recovery support supervision. There are two versions of this credential. One for those who have a background in peer recovery and another for those who have a clinical background.


Culturally Responsive Professional (CRP)

The Culturally Responsive Professional (CRP) endorsement is an endorsement for currently credentialed ICAADA professionals that validates the professional’s commitment to providing culturally responsive services that are based upon cultural competency, cultural humility, and strides to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in the professional cultures they are involved with.


Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist (MATS)

Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist (MATS) is a treatment credential recognized by the Division of Mental Health and Addiction of the Indiana Department of Family and Social Services Administration. This credential provides validation of additional competency related to the medications utilized to treat substance use disorders.


Certified Prevention Specialist-Associate (CPS-A)

Certified Prevention Specialist-Associate (CPS-A) is a credential for prevention professionals which is recognized in Indiana only. This is an entry-level credential for prevention professionals to validate their competencies in substance use prevention and to support workforce development in the prevention field.


Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)

Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) is a credential for prevention professionals recognized by the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and IC&RC affiliated states and countries that offer the IC&RC CPS credential. This is an experienced level credential for those working in the prevention field to validate their competency, and experience, in substance use prevention.


Certified Prevention Specialist II (CPS II)

Certified Prevention Specialist II (CPS II) is a credential for tenured prevention professionals who have several years’ experience in the substance use prevention field and have expanded their knowledge. This credential holder must currently possess a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) credential. The credential is only recognized in Indiana.


Addiction Consultant in Training (ACIT)

Addiction Consultant in Training (ACIT) is an entry level addiction treatment credential for individuals employed in the addiction treatment field, or enrolled as a college student in addiction treatment studies. The ACIT II is the credential professionals who work, or aspire to work, in Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP) will want to work towards obtaining.


Board Certified in Problem Gambling (BCPG)

Board Certified in Problem Gambling (BCPG) is a treatment level credential to provide treatment and support for person who may have issues with problem gambling. This credential is recognized by the Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program for the ‘Lead Gambling Counselor’ required of all IPGAP providers.  Find out more


Board Certified Substance Use Consultant (BCSUD)

Board Certified Substance Use Consultant (BCSUD) credential is in partnership with Indiana University and will be offered for students who complete IU courses related to substance use.


Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Consultant (CADAC) 

Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Consultant (CADAC) credentials are designed to be entry-level to advanced-level substance use treatment credentials (depending upon CADAC level). The CADAC II-V are recognized by the Indiana Division of Mental health and Addictions. Find out more.


Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP) – Renewals Only

Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP) is a clinical credential unavailable to new candidates.


Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)

Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) is a clinical credential that validates the professionals education, and experience, specific to providing clinical supervision in the substance use field. This credential is recognized by the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and IC&RC affiliated states and countries that offer the IC&RC CCS credential.


Certified Criminal Justice Specialist (CCJP)

Certified Criminal Justice Specialist (CCJP) is an addiction credential for criminal justice professionals recognized by the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and IC&RC affiliated states and countries that offer the IC&RC CCJP credential.


Certified Supervisor of Peer Recovery (CSPR)

Certified Supervisor of Peer Recovery (CSPR) is a credential for recovery support or clinical professionals who wish to show their competencies related to providing effective and ethical peer recovery support supervision.


Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist (MATS)

Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist (MATS) is a treatment credential recognized by the Division of Mental Health and Addiction of the Indiana Department of Family and Social Services Administration. This credential provides validation of additional competency related to the medications utilized to treat substance use disorders.


Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach (CAPRC)

Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach (CAPRC) credentials are for individuals who are in personal, lived experience of recovery from substance use, mental health or co-occurring disorders who wish to provide recovery support to those seeking/in recovery from substance use issues. The CAPRC I and CAPRC II are reimbursable through Indiana Medicaid and Indiana Problem Gambler Awareness Program. The CAPRC I and CAPRC II are recognized by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development as Promoted Industry Certifications.

Additional endorsement opportunities for those currently credentialed as a CAPRC, click on Endorsements tab above.

Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC)

Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) is a credential for family members, allies, loved ones or others who do not have personal, lived experience of recovery from substance use, mental health, or co-occurring disorders who wish to provide recovery support to those seeking/in recovery from substance use issues.

Additional endorsement opportunities for those currently credentialed as a CARC, click on Endorsements tab above.

Certified Supervisor of Peer Recovery (CSPR)

Certified Supervisor of Peer Recovery (CSPR) is a credential for recovery support or clinical professionals who wish to show their competencies related to providing effective and ethical peer recovery support supervision. There are two versions of this credential. One for those who have a background in peer recovery and another for those who have a clinical background.


CARC Endorsements

CARC-Mental Health

The Certified Addiction Recovery Coach-Mental Health endorsement is to validate the recovery coach professional’s additional competencies related to mental health understanding and support.


CARC-Gambling Support

The Certified Addiction Recovery Coach-Gambling Support endorsement is to validate the recovery coach professional’s additional competencies related to problem gambling understanding and support.


CARC-Forensic Support (FS)

The Certified Addiction Recovery Coach-Forensic Support endorsement is to validate the recovery coach professional’s additional competencies related to those with current/previous involvement with the justice system.


CAPRC Endorsements

CAPRC-Mental Health

The Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach-Mental Health endorsement is to validate the peer recovery coach professional’s additional competencies related to mental health understanding and support.


CAPRC-Gambling Support 

The Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach-Gambling Support endorsement is to validate the peer recovery coach professional’s additional competencies related to problem gambling understanding and support.


CAPRC-Forensic Support

The Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach-Forensic Support endorsement is to validate the peer recovery coach professional’s additional competencies related to those with current/previous involvement with the justice system.


Endorsement for All ICAADA professionals

Culturally Responsive Professional (CRP)

The Culturally Responsive Professional (CRP) endorsement is an endorsement for currently credentialed ICAADA professionals that validates the professional’s commitment to providing culturally responsive services that are based upon cultural competency, cultural humility, and strides to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in the professional cultures they are involved with.