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Persons seeking the CADAC I certification must provide:

  • One year (2,000 hours) of supervised full-time addiction treatment experience;
  • Prove at least 6 hours of specialized training in HIV/Aids and 6 hours in Ethics training. These classes are available from our training link, online, or in some cases, in local classrooms.
  • A degree in the human services area from four-year accredited colleges or universities, specialized education in alcoholism or drug abuse, or a minimum of 3 years of experience in a self-help program (AA, NA, Al-Anon, etc.) will be considered as partial satisfaction of up to six months of this requirement, but a degree is not required for CADAC I status.
  • Evidence of 180 hours of formal training (alcohol and/or drug training).
  • Documentation of at least 220 clock-hours of an approved, supervised practicum in specific alcoholism and drug counselor functions, using the 12 core functions.
  • Score at least 500 on the certification test. Testing scheduled in Indianapolis upon registration & request.

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Most Frequent Issues with Certification Applications

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We have listed some of the most common mistakes with the applications we receive. Please have a look so you can learn from others. If you know of others please email our office. Thanks.

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