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CCAPP invites you to become a

Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor II (CADC-II)

The CADC II demonstrates an advanced level of experience that tells consumers and employers that you have commitment and dedication. You are a leader and a respected member of your treatment team. Advancement to this level demonstrates a competency that comes from applying the skills you've learned in ways that have withstood the test of time. Becoming a CADC II lets you stand out in any treatment workplace,a nd gains you the recognition of an IC&RC credential. 

Requirements for applying for the Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor II Credential:

“Nothing can replace the wisdom that experience brings. I’m glad to be a CADC-II with CCAPP because I know that when I apply for a job my CADC-II certification puts my resume on the top of the stack, and when the State of California offers a license for AODA counselors, I’ll be at the top of the list as the most qualified in my field.”

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

►6,000 hours supervised work experience (Beginning January 1, 2017, no degrees will be used as a substitution for hours of work experience, please see certification FAQ for further information)


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

Fees and Discounts

Portfolio Review

►$145 Member

►$280 Non-Member

Written Exam

►$164 Member

►$338 Non-Member

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

►Approval to be employed at state licensed and certified facilities

Reciprocity throughout the United States and many countries

Recognition of skills and competencies required to treat clients in any setting  

The security of knowing that you are on the path to the highest levels of certification in California

The pride that comes with saying, “I’m a CCAPP CADC-II!”


To review the requirements for the CADC II certification in full, please click here to see the Certification Handbook for the CADC I/CADC II

For more information about IC&RC and its credentials, please click here.


Welcome to our new, online certification system, "Certemy." You will now be able to renew from your phone, laptop, desktop, or tablet with our new application platform.  Please enjoy this new member benefit: easier access, timely notification of renewal steps, and real-time updates of your certification status. This hardcopy application is no longer available. Should you already have filled out a hardcopy application, you may upload it to Certemy. First-time applicants or those who have filled out a hardcopy must use Certemy. Once you click the below link, simply use the upload option to upload a scanned version of your hardcopy application. Thank you for your patience.

If you are a CAADE transfer, DO NOT use this application until you have been issued a CCAPP certification! You must have a valid CCAPP certification ID number to use this renewal application. Please return when you have received your CCAPP certification in your digital wallet. To apply for transfer, click here.

If you are a CCAPP certified counselor and have not used Certemy, please use the universal password Cert2017! (case sensitive). You will need to use the "forgot password function" to reset to a password of your choice after creating your profile for the first time.


To renew for the CADC II online, please click here:

To renew the CADC II - CA or for CAADE transfers needing to renew the CADC II - CA, please click here:

For additional resources, please see the links below:

To apply for the CADC II by submitting a hardcopy application, please click here to download, complete, and submit to the office.

Feel free to request more information, by using our information request form.



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