ICAADA Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) is a clinical credential recognized by the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and IC&RC affiliated states and countries that offer the IC&RC CCJP credential.

Requirements to earn your CCS credential

Prerequisite
  • Applicant must hold and maintain an ADC, AADC, CCJP, CCDP or CCDPD credential at the IC&RC reciprocal level OR a specialty substance abuse credential in another professional discipline in the human services field at the master’s level or higher.
Professional experience
  • 10,000 hours of alcohol and drug counseling specific work experience plus 4,000 hours of CADAC II supervisor work experience (4,000 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 1,000 hours
  • A Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science may substitute for 2,000 hours
  • A Master’s degree in behavioral science may substitute for 4,000 hours
Education
  • 30 hours of education specific to the IC&RC clinical supervision domains with a minimum of five hours in each 

CS Domains

  1. Counselor Development 
  2. Professional and Ethical Standards 
  3. Program Development and Quality Assurance 
  4. Assessing Counselor Competencies and Performance 
  5. Treatment Knowledge
Examination
Code of Ethics
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) Code of Ethics
Residency
  • Candidate must live or work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
Recertification
  • Six hours of continuing education earned every two years. The six hours may be a part of the 40 hours obtained for the CADAC II, CADAC IV, CCJP, CCDP, or CCDPD recertification
Fees
  • Membership: $125
  • Exam: $200
  • Certification: $100

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