(This is a reciprocally recognized credential, recognized in other states and countries that participate in IC&RC as an ICAADC credential)
Persons seeking the CADAC IV credential must:
- Show three years (6,000 hours) of supervised full-time treatment experience in alcoholism and drug abuse services, including a minimum of one year in the alcohol area and a minimum of one year in the drug area or its equivalent.
- 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, , Al-Anon, etc.) will be considered as partial satisfaction of up to six months of this requirement.
- 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.
- Provide transcripts and a diploma from an accredited college proving a Masters degree in a helping field.
- Submit documentation of at least 300 clock-hours of an approved, supervised practicum in specific alcoholism and drug abuse functions using the 12 core functions.
- Submit documentation of at least 320 clock-hours of formal training with a minimum of 90 clock-hours in each of the following areas: alcohol, drugs, and treatment.
- Must pass the IC&RC AADC addiction professional written exam.