Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Consultant II (CADAC II) is a treatment level credential recognized by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction and by the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and IC&RC affiliated states and countries which offer the IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) credential. This credential is considered a billable counseling service credential in Indiana Opioid Treatment Programs (more information can be found here).

Grow professionally and make a livable wage . . .
“I have been able to get my foot in the door as a counselor while I work towards getting licensing through the state. I have been able to grow professionally and make a livable wage while attending school. I am extremely grateful for the CADAC credential.”
– Bianca

Requirements to earn your CADAC II credential

Experience
  • High school diploma or jurisdictional equivalent requires 6,000 hours of supervised professional experience in a substance use treatment setting
  • Associate’s degree in a related field requires 5,000 hours of supervised professional experience in a substance use treatment setting
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field requires 4,000 hours of supervised professional experience in a substance use treatment setting
  • Master’s degree or higher in a related field requires 2,000 hours of supervised professional experience in a substance use treatment setting
Education & Training
  • Minimum high school diploma or jurisdictional equivalent
  • 300 hours of education specific to the CADAC skills domains (domains can be found below)
    • 6 hours of HIV/AIDS and 6 hours of Addiction Counseling Ethics must be included within the 300 total education hours

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

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Supervision
  • High school diploma or jurisdictional equivalent requires 300 hours of direct supervision specific to the CADAC Skills Domains with a minimum of 10 hours in each skills domain
  • Associate’s degree in a relevant field requires 250 hours of direct supervision specific to the CADAC Skills Domains with minimum of 10 hours in each skills domain
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field requires 200 hours of direct supervision specific to the CADAC Skills Domains with a minimum of 10 hours in each skills domain
  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field requires 100 hours of direct supervision specific to CADAC Domains with a minimum of 10 hours in each domain

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
Examination
Code of Ethics
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA 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 related continuing education earned every two years, including 6 hours of addiction counseling ethics
Fees
  • Membership: $125
  • Exam: Member – $200 | Non-member – $400
  • Certification: Member – $200 | Non-member – $400

The CADAC II credential meets the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium requirements  for the Alcohol & Counselor( ADC) credential.  Please visit IC&RC reciprocity page and learn more about reciprocity and how this credential may be eligible for other IC&RC Member Boards credentials.