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

  • 2,000 hours of supervised work experience specific to the AADC Domains
Education & Training
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field from a regionally accredited college or university within the United States or colleges and universities outside the United States plus 180 hours of AADC-specific education. Six hours must be specific to counselor ethics
  • 180 hours of AADC specific education
  • 6 hours of counseling ethics & 6 hours of HIT/STI
  • 100 hours specific to the AADC Domains with a minimum of 10 hours in each domain

Skills Domains

  1. Screening, Assessment, and Engagement 
  2. Treatment Planning, Collaboration, and Referral 
  3. Counseling and Education 
  4. Professional and Ethical Responsibilities
Code of Ethics
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA Certified Addiction and Drug Abuse Consultant (CADAC) Code of Ethics
  • Candidate must live or work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
  • 40 hours of related continuing education earned every two years, including 6 hours of Ethics & 6 hours of HIV 
CADAC IV online registration

Once your CADAC IV application process has been completed, your certificate will be available immediately to print.

  • Membership: $125
  • Exam: Member – $200 | Non-member – $400
  • Certification: Member – $200 | Non-member – $400

Register for your CADAC IV credential

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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.