California – RADT II, CADC I & CADC II Distance Learning Certification Training

California - CADAC Training & CertificationTo become a Drug and Alcohol Counselor in the state of California, the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals recommends a career path that is outlined below.

ICDS offers a CCAPP and CCBADC approved distance learning program that satisfies the education and practicum requirements to become a RADT II/CADC I / CADC II in the state of California.

RADT II, CADC I, CADC II, CADC CS, LAADC

  • RADT II - Registered Alcohol Drug Technician II
  • CADC I Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor I
  • CADC II - Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Level II
  • CADC CS - Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor – Clinical Supervisor
  • LAADC - Licensed Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor

CADC Career Path

Steps

Requirements

1. RADT II
  • 315 hours approved, SUD specific education
  • 255 hour field practicum
  • Passing score on the ICRC Written Exam
  • Renewal every two years (continuing education required)
2. CADC I
  • 315 hours approved, SUD specific education
  • 255 hour field practicum
  • Passing score on the ICRC Written Exam
  • 4,000 hours work experience
  • Renewal every two years (continuing education required)
3. CADC II
  • 315 hours approved, SUD specific education
  • 255 hour field practicum
  • Passing score on the ICRC written exam
  • 6,000 hours work experience (an AA degree in SUD/AMHP may substitute for 2,000 hours)
  • Renewal every two years (continuing education required)

Distance Learning Counselor Training

The ICDS distance learning program fulfills the 315 hour (includes practicum hours) education requirement to begin the CADC career path. Tuition, FAQ and an application for the program are located on the distance learning page.

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