CADC ITM CADC IITM CADC IIITM CPSTM CGAC ITM CGAC IITM CRMTM


ACCBO is an affiliate of the National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors, the National Certification Commission and is a Prevention member Board of the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium on Alcohol and other Drug Abuse.

Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor I

CADC ITM - Associate Proficiency Level

 

The CADC I requires education, supervised experience hours and successful completion of a written examination. The CADC I does not require an Associates Degree. The combination of education, supervised experience hours and examination approximate the Associate Proficiency Level as outlined in the Academic Proficiency Levels (CSAT, NFATTC, 1999).

  • 150 Alcohol & Drug Education Hours

All education hours must be accredited or approved by a recognized/approved accreditation body. Education hours must include the topical areas of:

    • Basic Counseling Skills (distance learning not accepted - See page 12 of the CADC application)
    • Group Counseling Skills (distance learning not accepted - See page 12 of the CADC application)
    • Alcohol & Drugs of Abuse Pharmacology
    • HIV/AIDS Risk Assessment & Risk Reduction
    • Counseling Ethics
  • 1,000 Supervised Experience Hours in the Addiction Counselor Competencies

Must meet OAR 415/ISSR standards for Clinical Supervisor Qualifications in Addiction Treatment and must possess advanced addiction counselor certification. Accepted credentials include CADC II, CADC III, MAC, NCAC II, CDS II, CDS III, C-CATODSW, CDP or other state’s advanced addiction counselor addiction counseling certifications utilizing professional psychometric examinations.

  • Letter of Verification

Verifying a minimum of 2 years of sobriety time for those who are recovering from chemical dependence.

  • Ethics Agreement
  • (signed and dated)
  • NCAC I National Certification Exam

Passing score on the NCAC I professional psychometric national certification examination from the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors

Graduate degreed licensed mental health professionals can also access certification directly through NAADAC or its sister organization NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors).


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Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor II

CADC IITM - Baccalaureate Proficiency Level

  • A Minimum of a B.A./B.S. Degree (or equivalency - a minimum of an AA degree, and a combination of academic courses with specialized training in the Addiction Counseling Competencies commensurate wih baccalaureate degree credit/hour requriements) with a minimum of 300 Alcohol & Drug Education Hours

All education hours must be accredited or approved by a recognized/approved accreditation body. Education hours must include the topical areas of:

    • Basic Counseling Skills (distance learning not accepted - See page 12 of the CADC application)
    • Group Counseling Skills (distance learning not accepted - See page 12 of the CADC application)
    • Alcohol & Drugs of Abuse Pharmacology
    • HIV/AIDS Risk Assessment & Risk Reduction
    • Counseling Ethics
    • Counseling Diverse Populations
    • Clinical Evaluation ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria 2 and DSM Substance Abuse Disorders)
    • Coexisting Disorders, or Multiple Diagnosis, or Dual Diagnosis, etc.
  • 4,000 Supervised Experience Hours in the Addiction Counselor Competencies

Must meet OAR 415/ISSR standards for Clinical Supervisor Qualifications in Addiction Treatment and must possess advanced addiction counselor certification. Accepted credentials include CADC II, CADC III, MAC, NCAC II, CDS II, CDS III, C-CATODSW, CDP or other state’s advanced addiction counselor addiction counseling certifications utilizing professional psychometric examinations.

  • Letter of Verification

Verifying a minimum of 3 years of sobriety time for those who are recovering from chemical dependence.

 

  • Ethics Agreement
  • (signed and dated)
  • NCAC II National Certification Exam

Passing score on the NCAC II professional psychometric national certification examination from the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors

  • NAADAC Case Presentation Examination

Once candidates have passed the NCAC II Written Examination, the counselor will be granted CADC I certification along with instruction on how to prepare a case and complete the Case Presentation Exam. Upon successfully completeing the Case Presentation Exam, the counselor will be granted full CADC II certification.

>Graduate degreed licensed mental health professionals can also access certification directly through NAADAC or its sister organization NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors).

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Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor III

CADC IIITM - Graduate Proficiency Level

ACCBO is an affiliate of the National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors, the National Certification Commission and is a Prevention member Board of the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium on Alcohol and other Drug Abuse

  • A Minimum of a Masters Degree with a minimum of 300 Alcohol & Drug Education Hours

All education hours must be accredited or approved by a recognized/approved accreditation body/state licensure. Education hours must include the topical areas of:

    • Basic Counseling Skills (distance learning not accepted - See page 12 of the CADC application)
    • Group Counseling Skills (distance learning not accepted - See page 12 of the CADC application)
    • Alcohol & Drugs of Abuse Pharmacology
    • HIV/AIDS Risk Assessment & Risk Reduction
    • Counseling Ethics
    • Counseling Diverse Populations
    • Clinical Evaluation ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria 2 and DSM Substance Abuse Disorders)
    • Coexisting Disorders, Multiple Diagnosis, or Dual Diagnosis, etc.
    • Theories of Addiction Tx, or Addiction Tx Best Practices, or Science-based Addiction Tx Approaches, etc.

 

  • 6,000 Supervised Experience Hours in the Addiction Counselor Competencies

Must meet OAR 415/ISSR standards for Clinical Supervisor Qualifications in Addiction Treatment and must possess advanced addiction counselor certification. Accepted credentials include CADC II, CADC III, MAC, NCAC II, CDS II, CDS III, C-CATODSW, CDP or other state’s advanced addiction counselor addiction counseling certifications utilizing professional psychometric examinations.

  • Letter of Alcohol & Drug Free Verification

Verifying a minimum of 3 years of sobriety time for those who are recovering from chemical dependence.

  • Ethics Agreement

(signed and dated)

  • MAC National Certification Exam

Passing score on the MAC professional psychometric national certification examination from the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors

  • NAADAC Case Presentation Examination

Once candidates have passed the MAC written Examination, the counselor will be granted CADC I certification along with instruction on how to prepare a case and complete the Case Presentation Exam. Upon successfully completeing the Case Presentation Exam, the counselor will be granted full CADC III certification.

Graduate degreed licensed mental health professionals can also access certification directly through NAADAC or its sister organization NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors).

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Certified Prevention Specialist

CPSTM

  • 150 Prevention Education Hours

All education hours must be accredited or approved by a recognized/approved accreditation body. Education hours must include the topical areas of:

ATOD Pharmacology, ATOD Prevention Education Curriculum trainings or Training of Trainers (TOT) , Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST), Community Mobilization / Coalition Building / Systems Thinking/Planning, general prevention topics, Cultural Competence/ Humility, Cultural Competence/Humility, facilitation/presentation skills training, and prevention ethics including confidentiality.

  • 2,000 Supervised Experience Hours in the Prevention Domains
  • TM (c. ICRC/AODA)
  • 120 Hours of Experiential Learning and Evaluation by a Qualified Prevention Supervisor
  • Letter of Verification

Verifying a minimum of 2 years of sobriety time for those who are recovering from chemical dependence.

  •  Ethics Agreement (signed and dated)
  • National Criminal History Check
  • ICRC Prevention Specialist Certification Exam

Passing score on the CPS professional psychometric national certification examination from the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium


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CPS CERTIFICATION OVERVIEW POWERPOINT

CPS RECERTIFICATION

Certified Prevention Specialist Trainings/Resources for Continue Education Units (CEUs)




Certified Gambling Addictions Counselor Level 1

CGAC ITM

 

The CGAC requires credentialing, education, supervised experience hours and successful completion of a written examination.

  • Education and/or Credentialing Requirements
      You must submit proof of an advanced level credentialing in a mental health or addictions discipline demonstrating basic human service competencies (a minimum of CADC II, CADC III or QMHA/QMHP, etc.)
  • 60 Hours Problem/Compulsive Gambling Education

All education hours must be accredited or approved by a recognized/approved accreditation body. A minimum of 2 hours is required in following categories:

    • Gambling Client Assessment/Intake
    • Gambling Financial Planning & Budgeting
    • Gambling Counseling (Individual, Group, Family)
    • Gambling Casemanagement
    • Professional Responsibility and Ethics
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Co-occurring Disorders
  • 500 Hours of Supervised Experience in the Gambling Addiction Counselor Domains Experience

Experience may include any gambling specific counseling services rendered in the Four Domains; Clinical, Documentation, Administrative and Client Advocacy. (1 Full Time Month = 160 experience hours).

  • 24 Hours of face to face clinical supervision from an approved problem gambling treatment clinical supervisor
    • Ethics Agreement
    • (signed and dated)
    • International Certification Examination for Gambling Counselors

    Passing score on the International Certification Examination for Gambling Counselors professional psychometric national certification examination from the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board


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    Certified Gambling Addictions Counselor Level 2

    CGAC IITM

     

    The CGAC II requires credentialing, education, supervised experience hours and successful completion of a written examination.

    • Education and/or Credentialing Requirements
        You must submit proof of a graduate degree in the Human Arts (counseling, sociology, psychology, social work, etc.). Official transcript must be submitted .
    • 60 Hours Problem/Compulsive Gambling Education

    All education hours must be accredited or approved by a recognized/approved accreditation body. A minimum of 2 hours is required in following categories:

      • Gambling Client Assessment/Intake
      • Gambling Financial Planning & Budgeting
      • Gambling Counseling (Individual, Group, Famil y)
      • Gambling Casemanagement
      • Professional Responsibility and Ethics
      • Crisis Intervention
      • Co-occurring Disorders
    • 2000 Hours of Supervised Experience in the Gambling Addiction Counselor Domains Experience

    Experience may include any gambling specific counseling services rendered in the Four Domains; Clinical, Documentation, Administra tive and Client Advocacy. (6 Full Time Months = 1,000 experience hours).

    • Professional Supervision

    24 Hours of Professional Supervision from a Board Approved Clinical Consultant (Oregon ACC or National BACC).

    • Ethics Agreement
    • (signed and dated)
    • International Certification Examination for Gambling Counselors

    Passing score on the International Certification Examination for Gambling Counselors professional psychometric national certification examination from the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board


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    Certified Recovery Mentor

    The Certified Recovery Mentor (CRM) requires an AMH approved addiction training program (peer delivered services) and meets the abstinence requirements for recovering staff in alcohol and other drug treatment programs (2 years of abstinence).

    • Education and/or Credentialing Requirements

        You must submit proof of an AMH approved addiction training program

    • Must be in recovery from sustance abuse dependence and have 2 years abstinence from drugs or alcohol.

     

    • Ethics Agreement
    • (signed and dated)
    THE CRM APPLICATION PACKET

     


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