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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 their credentials, please click here.

If you are renewing a CADC-II CA credential, please go to the forms page and download the application for CADC-II Renewal.

Click here to begin Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor II Application

  • You need to renew your credential every 2 years.

  • Please see the forms page for the most current application.

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