ICAADA Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) is a clinical credential recognized by the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and IC&RC affiliated states and countries that offer the IC&RC CCJP credential.

CCS Requirements

  • Applicant must hold and maintain an ADC, AADC, CCJP, CCDP or CCDPD credential at the IC&RC reciprocal level OR a specialty substance abuse credential in another professional discipline in the human services field at the master’s level or higher.
Professional experience:
  • 10,000 hours of alcohol and drug counseling specific work experience plus 4,000 hours of CADAC II supervisor work experience (4,000 hours may be included in the 10,000 hours and must include 200 hours of face-to-face clinical supervision).
  • An Associate’s degree in behavioral science may substitute for 1,000 hours
  • A Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science may substitute for 2,000 hours
  • A Master’s degree in behavioral science may substitute for 4,000 hours
Education and Training:
  • 30 hours of education specific to the IC&RC clinical supervision domains with a minimum of five hours in each 

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.

Skills Domains

  1. Counselor Development 
  2. Professional and Ethical Standards 
  3. Professional Development and Quality Assurance 
  4. Performance Evaluation
  5. Administration 
  6. Treatment Knowledge

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Code of Ethics:
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) Code of Ethics
  • Candidate must live or work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
  • Six clock-hours of clinical supervision and 6 clock-hours of cultural competency education during the period of certification. The six hours of cultural competency may be a part of the 40 hours obtained for the CADAC II, CADAC IV, CCJP, CCDP, or CCDPD recertification
  • Membership: $125
  • Exam: Member – $200 | Non-member – $400
  • Certification: Member – $100 | Non-member – $200