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Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach (CAPRCII)

The ICAADA Certified Peer Addiction Recovery Coach (CAPRC) credential is internationally recognized by other states and countries that are affiliates of the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) with the Peer Recovery credential.  This credential is intended for individuals who have a lived experience of recovery and who desire to help peers in addiction recovery.  CAPRC skill domains are:

      Mentoring and Education
      Recovery and Wellness Support
      Ethical Responsibility

Requirements for the CAPRC include:
500 hours of volunteer or paid work experience specific to the domains.
High school diploma or jurisdictionally certified high school equivalency AND 46 hours specific to the domains, with 10 hours each in the domains of Advocacy, Mentoring/Education, and Recovery/Wellness Support and 16 hours in the domain of Ethical Responsibility.  At least 6 hours of HIV/AIDS education is also required.
25 hours of supervision specific to the domains. Supervision must be provided by an organization’s documented and qualified supervisory staff per job description.
Applicants must pass the IC&RC Peer Recovery Examination.
Code of Ethics
The applicant must sign the ICAADA Peer Recovery code of ethics statement affirming that the applicant has read and will abide by the code of ethics.
40 hours of related continuing education earned every two years, including six hours in peer recovery ethics.
Geographic Location
 You must live or work at least 51 percent of the time in Indiana.    

CAPRC Application Instructions
Applicant for the Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach (CAPRC) credential must demonstrate applicable experience, education and supervision as well as pass the IC&RC Peer Recovery examination. A complete application consists of:

ICAADA Membership Form  Download
CAPRC Application Form  Download
Employer Release Form  Download
Training and Education Form  Download
CAPRC Supervision Form  Download
CAPRC Code of Ethics Form  Download
Payment of fees:

      ICAADA membership (student/volunteer $62.50, regular $125)
      CAPRC exam ($150)
      CAPRC application ($100)

Once the CAPRC exam is passed and your submitted application packet is complete, your CAPRC certificate will be issued within 30 days.

Certified Clinical Supervisor

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  • Counselor Development
  • Professional & Ethical Standards
  • Program Development & Quality Assurance
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Administration
  • Treatment Knowledge

Applicant must hold and maintain a CADAC II or IV, CCJP, CCDP or CCDPD credential at the IC&RC reciprocal level or hold a specialty substance abuse credential in another professional discipline in the human services field at the master's level or higher.

  • Must pass the IC&RC Clinical Supervisor written exam.
  • Have 30 hours of education specific to the first five IC&RC clinical supervision domains with a minimum of four hours in each.
  • Have 10,000 hours of ADC counseling specific work experience plus 4000 hours of ADC supervisor work experience (4000 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 1000 hours; a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science may substitute for 2000 hours; a master’s degree in behavioral science may substitute for 4000 hours.


Entry level: ACIT

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Steps to becoming an ACIT include:

  • Documentation of current employment in the addiction treatment field or of enrollment as a college student specializing in addiction treatment studies.
  • Completing forms A, B (3 references submitted on Form B) & D (document HIV/AIDS & Ethics training) from the application forms listing of the home page.
  • Pay application fee
  • The Certification Committee will review the application. Once approved we notify the member, who will then receive the ACIT certification.
  • The ACIT certified member must register for testing complete the test at either the ADC or AADC level within the 2 year period of ACIT certification.

Provide documentation of completion for at least 6 hours of specialized training in HIV/Aids and 6 hours in Ethics training. These classes are available from our training link, online, or in some cases, in local classrooms.

Certification Requirements

Professionals working in the human-service field whose major responsibilities include counseling, care and advocacy of persons with alcohol and/or other drug problems may apply for certification. Those who specialize in alcohol/drug counseling can be employed in a variety of environments:  churches, schools, business and industry, hospital-based inpatient programs, detoxification centers, halfway houses, prisons and jails, the courts, homeless shelters, or public and private outpatient clinics. Persons interested in certification may request application packets which explain the following requirements in complete detail.

ICAADA offers multiple levels of certification.  All persons seeking certification must complete the following requirements:

A confidential evaluation by the candidate's peers and supervisors who are listed as references on the certification application;

  • A written examination passed at the established norm for each respective certification level;
  • A personal appearance before the Certification Board may be requested;
  • Payment of all application and/or certification fees.

Most Frequent Issues with Certification Applications

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