Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Consultant III (CADAC III) is a non-clinical addiction credential recognized by the Indiana Division of Mental Health & Addiction. 

Persons seeking the CADAC III must hold and maintain a non-clinical (Bachelor’s level) license recognized by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board.

CADAC III Requirements

CADAC 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
Education and Training:
  • 40 clock hours of formal education specific to the CADAC skills domains
    • Of the 40 total hours required:
      • 6 hours in addiction counseling ethics
      • 6 hours of HIV/AIDS education
      • 6 hours of cultural competency education

Education and training hours are defined as workshops, seminars, institutes, accredited college/university courses, and other accredited education delivered in-person or on-line. Education hours must be accredited by approved providers who are state or national organizations granted authority to accredit education for credentialing and licensing purposes. You must show a certificate of attendance/completion that lists who has accredited the course for education hours when submitting the hours for approval. One (1) contact hour of education is equal to sixty (60) minutes of continuous instruction. 15 contact hours are given for each college semester credit. Therefore, a college course of three (3) credits is equal to 45 contact hours.

Supporting documentation in the form of syllabus, course description, etc. may also be required to review content for acceptability. To be considered a valid training experience for the purpose of credentialing, education/training must be related to the knowledge and skill base associated with the performance domains outlined for this credential.

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Code of Ethics:
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA 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: Member – $200 | Non-member – $400