Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Consultant I (CADAC I) credential is designed to be entry-level substance use treatment credential to support a professionals growth towards a CADAC II or higher level credential.

Requirements to earn your CADAC I credential

  • If Candidate holds a High School Diploma/Equivalent or an Associate’s degree
    • 2,000 hours of supervised professional experience in a substance use treatment setting 
  • If Candidate holds a Bachelor’s OR Master’s degree in a human services related field from an accredited 4-year university
    • 1,000 hours of supervised professional experience in a substance use treatment setting

Skills Domains

Domain I: Scientific Principles of Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders
Domain II: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment
Domain III: Evidence-Based Treatment, Counseling, and Referral
Domain IV: Professional, Ethical, and Legal Responsibilities

  • All candidates must complete 220 hours of direct supervision in addition to the experience hours required above. 

Supervision must be provided by person(s) currently holding one, or more, of the following credentials/licensures:

  1. A licensed behavioral health professional currently practicing in the state of Indiana (LAC, LCAC, LBSW, LSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, HSPP, or Psychiatrist)
  2. CADAC II or higher through ICAADA
  3. ICADC or ICAADC through IC&RC
  4. NCAC II or MAC through NAADAC

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Education & Training
  • One hundred eighty (180) clock hours of formal training specific to the CADAC Skills Domains
    • Of the One hundred eighty (180) total education hours
      • Six (6) hours in addiction counseling ethics 
      • Six (6) hours in HIV/AIDS education
      • Six (6) hours in cultural competency
Code of Ethics
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Consultant (CADAC) Code of Ethics
  • Candidate must live or work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
  • 40 clock-hours of CADAC domain specific education and/or training during the period of certification. Including 6 clock-hours in Addiction Counseling Ethics education and 6 clock-hours in Cultural Competency education.
  • Membership: $125
  • Exam: Member – $200 | Non-member – $400
  • Certification Fee: Member – $200 | Non-member – $400