CCAPP Certification Requirements
- A candidate must pass a written exam administered by IC&RC for CCAPP.
- The candidate needs to satisfactorily pass the seven courses (with a grade of C or better) to qualify to take the written exam. These courses are taken through Christian Institute. The candidate also needs experience in the the drug and alcohol counseling field as outlined below:
- If the candidate has at least 3000 hours of experience (about one-and-one-half years), he/she would qualify for a CADC I.
- If the candidate has more than 6000 hours, he/she would qualify for a CADC II.
- 6,000 hours supervised work experience (A degree in a behavioral health discipline, not used to meet the education requirements for certification, can be used for hours toward certification, for the CADC II only, as follows: AA degree = 2000 hours; BA degree = 4000 hours. Examples of behavioral science degrees are: Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Addiction Counseling. Sociology and other liberal arts degrees are not acceptable)
- After completing the courses and having the required experience , the candidate submits an electronic portfolio to CCAPP through Certemy.
- Once approved through CCAPP, the candidate will be scheduled to take the written exam. Christian Institute helps with preparation.
For more information on certification, contact CI at (408) 220-8090 or CCAPP at (916) 368-9412.