Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Consultant V (CADAC V) is a clinical addiction credential recognized by the Indiana Division of Mental Health & Addiction. 

Requirements to earn your CADAC V credential

Education & Training

Persons seeking the CADAC V must hold and maintain a Master’s level license recognized by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board must provide documentation of a current CADAC V certification, or:

  • 40 hours of education/training in addictions treatment
  • 6 hours of HIV/STI education/training in addition to 40 hours of addiction treatment education/training
  • 6 hours of counseling/clinical ethics education/training in addition to 40 hours of addiction treatment education/training

Skills Domains

  1. Screening, Assessment, and Engagement
  2. Treatment Planning, Collaboration, and Referral
  3. Counseling
  4. Professional and Ethical Responsibility
Examination
Code of Ethics
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA Certified Addiction and Drug Abuse Consultant (CADAC) Code of Ethics 
Residency
  • Candidate must live or work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
Recertification
  • 40 hours of  addiction treatment related continuing education earned every two years, including six hours of  counseling/clinical ethics.
Fees
  • Membership: $125
  • Exam: Member – $200 | Non-member – $400
  • Certification: Member – $200 | Non-member – $400

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