Most Frequent Issues with Certification Applications
- Page 4 of Form A needs to be notarized.
- Three of the four persons listed on page one of Form A need to fill out a reference-Form B.
- Form C, the bottom portion is to help verify your addiction work hours: 2000 for CADAC I, 4000 for CADAC II, 6000 for CADAC IV.
- Form D training needs to be broken down into details and specifics and the hours totaled up on the bottom of page four.
- 120 addiction hours and 60 treatment hours equaling the 180 hours for the CADAC I.
- 180 addiction hours and 90 treatment hours equaling the 270 hours for the CADAC II.
- 200 addiction hours and 100 treatment hours equaling the 300 hours for the CADAC IV.
- Form E the Supervisor Practicum page four needs to be notarized. Page two and three completed only needed to be filled out if your supervisor does not hold a CADAC II credential or higher.
- On any of the Forms, writing “see attached” is not accepted by the Certification Board.
Patience, it could take a few months for the application process to be completed and approved.
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.