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Is a written case study required?

No, on May 11, 2011, the ICAADA Board voted to drop the case study requirement from the application process.

What is the benefit of membership?

Reciprocity, networking, support, and training. ICAADA certification is recognized by 44 states and 22 countries, and is widely respected as a mark of distinction in the field of addiction treatment.

How many CEU’s do I need?

40 per two-year period: 20 in addiction specific training and 6 in ethics are a minimum requirement.

How many CEU’s do I get for each college credit?

As long as the course relates to addictions ICAADA may award 15 CEU’s for every college credit from an accredited institution. Final award is left to the ICAADA board for determination of appropriate training.

What exactly does “Supervised Practicum Variance” mean?

The importance of the “Supervised Practicum” is that if your supervisor is not ICAADA certified ICAADA needs to know that the supervisor is qualified to perform your supervision. Social workers, psychologists, mental health therapists with proper credentials are all capable of supervising you, we just need to know what their qualifications are.

Why is membership so expensive?

ICAADA membership is good for a two year period and is a very cost effective way of networking and staying in contact with other professionals in the field.

Do I need a certification and a license?

While you don’t need both to practice, the main difference between the license and the certification is reciprocity. While the license is good in Indiana, the certification will be good in 44 states and 22 countries.

What happens if I let my certification lapse?

There is a $10 a month late charge assessed for the first 6 months. After 6 months, we will require a new application and you will be charged the new member fee.

Do you send out the reference forms or can I just give the forms to my references?

We will not contact your references for you. Give them the forms and have them mail the forms back to us.

Can I make payments on my fees?

You can make payments, but no certificate or membership will be valid until the fees have been paid in full.

How do you verify my certificate?

You may call in with a credit card or mail in a check with your request, and we will send out an official letter of verification with 3 business days of your request.

How do I get registered for the test?

Fill out the test registration form located at and send it in with your $200 registration fee.

How do I schedule for the test?

Once you are registered you will receive an e-mail telling you how to schedule yourself and giving you choices of testing locations and times. There is a disclaimer you need to read when you schedule, so the testing company requires that you schedule your own test.

If I fail my test, do I have to pay again?

Yes, each time you register for the test the fee is $200.

If I fail my test, how soon can I re-take it?

There is a 60 day waiting period to take the same test over again. You may take a different test within that 60 day time period, however.

Can I change my test date once I schedule?

If you reschedule there will be a $25 charge. If you re-schedule within 10 business days of the test date there will be a $115 charge. These are charges passed on to us by the testing company and represent no income for ICAADA. If the testing company raises their fees we will pass along the increase to the person re-scheduling their test.

What’s the best way to prepare for the test?

Thorough knowledge of the 12 core functions, good backgrounds in pharmacology, and thorough knowledge of counseling and supervision will help you pass the test. Visit out “Training” page for further resources.

Application materials must be submitted prior to testing.

Application materials  must be submittedpriorto testing.

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