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CCAPP invites you to become a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor Associate (CADCA)

Most professionals in the health and mental health fields are required to demonstrate their knowledge and skills by applying them in real life situations under supervision by an expert in the field in an "internship" setting. CCAPP "Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Associates" are the AODA equivalent of an "intern." A CADCA has proven his or her skills by completing a supervised practicum through a recognized school and has successfully passed the written examination of the IC&RC. CCAPP invites you to begin the process of documenting your education, skills and knowledge so that you may begin your internship. When you start the online application process to become an "Associate" all of your documents and logs are saved for you... and it doesn't cost a penny to start!  Make sure you begin your online certification journey right away and before you know it, you'll be ready to say, "I'll start my Internship today!"

Requirements for applying for the CADCA Credential:

“I am so proud to be out in the field working with clients. Passing the ICRC exam tells the world that I have the knowledge needed to treat the life threatening disease of addiction. Supervisors respect me and know I am ready to apply my skills. Obtaining my CADCA certification with CCAPP/CCAPP Credentialing starts me a step ahead in the work world.”

Do you want to get certified sooner?

Check out CCAPP’s terrific offerings of online classes.… they’re convenient, inexpensive and CCAPP-approved!

►315 hours approved education

►255 hour field practicum

►Passing score on the ICRC written exam

You need to pay for portfolio review and written exam at the time of submission.

Fees and Discounts

Portfolio Review

►$145 Member

►$265 Non-Member

Written Exam

►$164 Member

►$240 Non-Member


Benefits of CCAPP’s Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor Associate Credential:

►Invitations to workshops and education seminars

►Discounts and scholarships to events

►Mentoring and career assistance

►The security of knowing that every step you take toward certification isn’t lost or wasted along the way

►You can be certified up to 7 years; then you advance to CADC-I/II. 

►The pride that comes with saying, “I’m a CCAPP/CCAPP Credentialing CADCA."

Click here to begin Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor Associate Application

You need to renew your credential every 2 years.


Please see the forms page for the most current application.