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CCAPP invites you to become a Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician (RADT)        

Although you are still obtaining the education and experience you will need to advance in your profession, becoming a Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician (RADT) with CCAPP will give you instant recognition with employers and colleagues. Registering with CCAPP demonstrates your commitment to quality and your goal of becoming CCAPP certified!


Requirements for applying for Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician:

“Employers want me to be registered, but becoming a Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician (RADT) is more than just a requirement for the job - it’s a commitment to reaching my certification goals. Being registered with CCAPP has opened doors I never knew existed. They want me to succeed as much as I do!”

Do you need your nine-hour course?

CCAPP has made it easy and quick. Take our CCAPP-approved nine-hour course at your own pace. And when you take the course from us, your first year of registration is free ($40 value). Click below to begin your course today!

CCAPP Nine-Hour Orientation Course

Do you want to get certified sooner?

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

Do you need to renew or transfer your registration?

To renew online, click "online registration renewal" below and complete all steps of the application. Upload documentation of at least three hours of continuing education in ethics and professional boundaries, copies of your uofficial transcripts showing progress towards certification (not required until 1/1/2018) and proceed to payment. If you have not yet uploaded your photo and ID, you can do this while you are renewing as well! 

To transfer your registration from another organization using our online application, click "transfer my registration." *

 *This does not extend the five-year registry limitation imposed by the Department of Healthcare Services.

  • Completion of an approved Nine-Hour Orientation Course consisting of ethics, professional boundaries and confidentiality.
  • Completed RADT Application
  • Signed RADT Code of Ethics/Conduct
  • Signed RADT Scope of Practice
  • Payment of registration fee ($40.00 annaully)
  • $29 Late fee if your registry application is received more than 30 days past the expiration date.
  • Must retake Nine-Hour Orientation Course consisting of ethics, professional boundaries and confidentiality if your registry application is received more than 30 days past the expiration date.

Benefits of  being a CCAPP Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician (RADT):

  • 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
  • The pride that comes with saying, “I’m a CCAPP RADT!”

Important things you need to know about the RADT application:

  • As of March 1, 2014, all individuals applying for registration to become a drug and alcohol counselor in California, prior to registering with any certifying organization, must complete a nine-hour orientation course consisting of three hours each of ethics, professional boundaries, and confidentiality approved by the certifying organization issuing the registration.
  • The nine hours of education specified in the orientation course shall not count toward fulfillment of the minimum 315 hours of alcohol and other drug education required to become certified with CCAPP.
  • Applying to be a Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician (RADT) does NOT include membership; MEMBERSHIP is separate from REGISTRATION - for more information on becoming a CCAPP Member, please click here.
  • State of California regulations require that registrants become certified within five years of INITIAL REGISTRATION. 
  • CCAPP welcomes transfers! Please have a copy of your previous registration ready to upload with your application.


Are you ready to begin your career journey?

If you have not taken your nine-hour orientation course, click here to get started.


If you have completed your nine-hour course and are prepared to upload your certificate of completion document, click here



If you have already completed your nine-hour course and prefer to print a hard copy of the application and mail it to the office, you may download it here:


RADT application for those who have completed nine-hour orientation


If you are renewing your RADT online, keep scrolling down this page to find the link to the online application.


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

Click here to begin Registered Alcohol & Drug Technician Application


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