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The Center for Addiction Studies and Research

The Center for Addiction Studies and Research is a Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) accepted distance learning provider of education in the chemical dependency field. Distance learning courses are accepted for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC), and Certified Clinical Supervision (CCS) certification and continuing education requirements as well as for Certified Prevention, Criminal Justice and Co-Occurring Disorders certification and continuing education requirements

 

Educational Requirements

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)

Documentation of 270 hours of education. At least two-thirds (180) of the contact hours must be specific to substance abuse. The remaining one-third (90) of the contact hours may be related to substance abuse. The maximum number of home study contact hours allowed for initial certification is 200 hours.

Of the 270 contact hours, the following hours are recommended but not required:

Co-Occurring Disorders – 24 Hours
Communicable Diseases Including HIV – 6 Hours
Cultural Awareness – 6 Hours
Assessment and Treatment Planning – 12 Hours
Criminal Justice Clients – 6 Hours
Client, Family and Community Education – 6 Hours
Counseling – 12 Hours
Professional, Legal and Ethical Responsibility – 12 Hours
Case Management – 6 Hours
Pharmacology – 12 Hours

Six hours of Professional or Treatment Ethics is required. Home study courses may not be applied toward the ethics training standard for initial certification.

Continuing Education Requirements

Forty hours of accepted continuing education training for a two year certification period or twenty hours of accepted continuing education training for a one year certification period.

There is no limit on the number of continuing education hours that can be earned through home study trainings.

Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)

Master’s Degree or higher in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

Documentation of 180 hours of substance abuse specific education. The maximum number of home study contact hours allowed for initial certification is 100 hours.

Six hours of Professional or Treatment Ethics is required. Home study courses may not be applied toward the ethics training standard for initial certification.

Continuing Education Requirements

Forty hours of accepted continuing education training for a two year certification period or twenty hours of accepted continuing education training for a one year certification period.

There is no limit on the number of continuing education hours that can be earned through home study trainings.

Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)

Applicants must currently hold and maintain the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC), or the Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP) credential or hold a specialty substance abuse credential in another professional discipline in the human services field at the master’s level or higher to be eligible to apply for the Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS).

Documentation of 30 contact hours in clinical supervision with a minimum of four hours in each of the following performance domains: counselor development, professional and ethical standards, program development and quality assurance, performance evaluation, administration and treatment knowledge.

Continuing Education Requirements

Six contact hours of education specific to the IC&RC Clinical Supervision Performance Domains every two years.

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