Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Consultant IV (CADAC IV) 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 Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counseling (AADC) credential. This credential is considered a billable counseling service credential in Indiana Opioid Treatment Programs (more information can be found here).

IC& RC reciprocity will be helpful
Opened further doors for working with others. I maintain my CADAC IV since I am considering moving to another state and the IC& RC reciprocity will be helpful at that time.
– Yvonne

Requirements to earn your CADAC IV credential

  • 2000 hours of supervised professional experience in a substance use treatment setting specific to the CADAC Skills Domains
Education & Training
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field from an accredited 4-year college or university
  • 180 hours of addiction related education specific to the CADAC Skills Domains
    • Six (6) hours of addiction counseling ethics & 6 hours of HIV/AID education must be included within the 180 total education hours
    • Six (6) hours in cultural competency

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  • 100 hours of direct supervision specific to the CADAC Skills Domains with a minimum of 10 hours in each domain

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

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

The CADAC IV credential meets the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium requirements  for the Advanced Alcohol & Counselor(AADC) 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.