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Advanced level: CADAC II

(This is a reciprocally recognized credential, recognized in other states and countries that participate in IC & RC as an ICADC credential)

  • Show two years (4,000 hours) of supervised full-time treatment experience in alcoholism and drug abuse services, a minimum of one year in the alcohol area and a minimum of one year in the drug area or its equivalent;
  • A degree in the human services area from four-year accredited colleges or universities, specialized education in alcoholism or drug abuse, or a minimum of 3 years of experience in a self-help program (AA, NA, Al-Anon, etc.) will be considered as partial satisfaction of up to six months of this requirement, but a degree is not required for CADAC II status.
  • Prove 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.
  • Submit documentation of at least 300 clock-hours of an approved, supervised practicum in specific alcoholism and drug abuse functions using the 12 core functions.
  • Submit documentation of at least 270 clock-hours of formal training with a minimum of 180 clock-hours in addictions/alcohol/drugs, and 90 hours in treatment.
  • Must pass the IC&RC ADC addiction professional written exam.

Certification Renewal

To renew Membership and Certifications online requires having a registered account

Begin the certification renewal process by submitting the Certification Application. First use the link below to register for a new account. If you already have an account online, please first login. Remember, if you are working on getting certifications for the first time, you can fill out the application and pay the certification dues, but you will need to download and complete all necessary forms and applications per the credential and submit most of them by fax, or mail them in to the ICAADA office.

Register for New Account

Certification is the process of evaluating an individual's experience, education, training, knowledge and competency as an addiction professional.  This function is accomplished by ICAADA's Certification Board, which is composed of elected members of ICAADA, with alternates, and at least one member appointed by the ICAADA Certification Chairperson.  it is the intention of the Board to issue a credential based on the sum total of the applicant's experience, training, peer review, and overall judgement of service to the addictions constituency.

In developing a system for Certification, the Board will assume broad powers in assessing applicants and their portfolios.  With these broad powers in assessing different categories of service, the Board may require additional evidence or information.

The Board, within its rules, will make every effort to function with maximum members present.  In doing so, the Board will be employing an approach that is most favorable to the applicant.  Board members will encourage an open dialogue with the applicant.  However, the Board will respect all confidential material, oral or written.

The Certification Board may enlist technical assistance and consultation, as required from the Division of Mental Health and Addiction and other sources.

Board members who are named as a reference for an applicant will abstain from voting on the certification of that applicant.

For questions about certification, please call our office at 317-923-8800 between 10-4, Monday through Friday.

Most Frequent Issues with Certification Applications

TIPS from the ICAADA Office Manager

We have listed some of the most common mistakes with the applications we receive. Please have a look so you can learn from others. If you know of others please email our office. Thanks.

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