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

Experience
  • 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

Supervision
  • 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 in addiction related courses specific to the CADAC Skills Domains
    • One hundred twenty (120) in addiction specific education
    • Sixty (60) in addiction treatment education
    • Of the One hundred eighty (180) total education hours
      • Six (6) hours in addiction counseling ethics 
      • Six (6) hours in HIV/AIDS education
Examination
Code of Ethics
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Consultant (CADAC) Code of Ethics
Residency
  • Candidate must live or work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
Recertification
  • 40 hours of substance use related continuing education earned every two years, including 6 hours of addiction counseling ethics
Fees
  • Membership: $125
  • Exam: Member – $200 | Non-member – $400
  • Certification Fee: Member – $200 | Non-member – $400