South Carolina CAC I & CAC II Certification Training | Distance Learning
The CAC I and CAC II credentials are specialized certifications for individuals who treat drug addicts and alcoholics in the state of South Carolina.
- CAC I - Certified Addictions Counselor I
- CAC II - Certified Addictions Counselor II
ICDS provides the required education to become a CAC I and part of the required education to become a CAC II.
CAC I & CAC II
CAC I & CAC II Requirements
|CAC I||CAC II|
|Work Experience||2 years (4,000 hours) in an addiction counseling environment||4 years (8,000 hours) in an addiction counseling environment|
|Degree||Bachelor's degree in any area or Associates degree in human services||Bachelor's degree in any area or Associates degree in human services|
|Clinical Supervision||150 hours by a certified addictions professional||150 hours by a certified addictions professional|
|Additional Education||270 hours addictions specific education||450 hours addiction specifc education|
|Test||Level I written exam and oral exam||Level II written exam and oral exam|
ICDS Distance Learning counselor training qualifies for up to 350 hours training. The remaining education to achieve the CAC II certification can be accrued after you receive a CAC I certification and while you are completing the 8,000 hours required to become a CAC II. Once 450 education hours has been attained, you're certification can be upgraded.
For more information about the distance learning program, please see the distance learning page.
CAC I & CAC II Contact Information & Resources
- For more information about the CAC I and CAC II certification process, please visit the South Carolina Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
- To review the details of the counselor training program, such as tuition, curriculum and FAQ, click here
- To speak to the ICDS representative for South Carolina, submit a request for contact, or contact the Distance Learning Coordinator