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Certified: Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate Level (CCDP-D)

The ICAADA minimum standards for the Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate Level (CCDP-D) reciprocal credential are as follow.

Experience : 2000 hours of co-occurring specific work in the last ten years.

Education : Master’s degree or higher in co-occurring disorder (COD) or behavioral science with a clinical application from a college or university that is accredited by the United States Department of Education or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation or an international equivalent if degree is from an international institution. 140 hours of COD specific training that includes a focus on both substance use and mental disorders and considers the interactive relationship between the disorders. Six hours must be treatment specific ethics training. One hour of education is equal to 50 minutes of continuous instruction.

Supervision: 100 hours, at least ten hours in each of the domains (see below).

Examination: Applicants must pass the IC&RC International Written Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Examination.

Code of Ethics: Applicants must sign a co-occurring specific code of ethics statement or affirmation statement.

Recertification & Fees: 40 hours of COD specific continuing education earned every two years. Recertification fees of $100.00.

Residency: Applicants must live or work in the state of Indiana 51% of the time.


1. Screening & Assessment
2. Crisis Prevention & Management
3. Treatment & Recovery Planning
4. Counseling
5. Management and Coordination of Care
6. Education of the Person, Their Support System & the Community
7. Professional Responsibility

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

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