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CADTP Welcomes CAADE Counselors

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CADTP Certification is called the CAODC, Certified Alcohol & Other Drug Counselor.  The CAODC is accredited by NCCA and California DHCS and is valid in any AOD/SUD setting. CAODC counselors may work in Residential, Outpatient, Detox, or any other setting under DHCS SUD.

http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/provgovpart/Pages/CounselorCertificationOrganizations.aspx

CADTP offers free certification transfers to CADTP for CAADE counselors. Visit our AOD Counselor page or click the link below for transfer information.

CADTP Transfer Information

 CADTP will grant reciprocity to an AOD counselor who meets or exceeds the following criteria:

a)  The counselor must have been previously certified or registered by one of the certifying organizations (CO) approved by the Department of Health Care Services  (listed on DHCS website), or a certifying organization previously recognized by DHCS (Within six months of that CO no longer being recognized).

b) Counselor’s whose certification is current (unexpired) may apply for CADTP certification without requiring testing provided their certification meet all eligibility criteria specified for CAODC certification, i.e. exam equivalency, AOD education hours, and required actual work experience.  Registrants may also apply and will maintain their original registration date as they cannot exceed the five year period as required by regulations.

c)  Counselors who have been previously certified by one of the certifying organizations approved by the Department of Health Care Services, where their certification has lapsed (expired), can apply for CADTP certification, but will be required to test at whatever certification level they are applying for. 

d) Counselors who have been certified or licensed in another state, where their certification or license is current may apply for CADTP certification without requiring testing provided their certification or license meet or exceed CADTP’s eligibility criteria, i.e. exam equivalency, AOD education hours, and required actual work experience..

Those who wish to transfer from an agency who lost their accreditation may do so free of charge.  State regulations require the transfer occur within six months of that agency losing its accreditation.

When a candidate is granted reciprocity their certification expiration date will expire on the same date that their current certificate expires with the certifying organization transferring from.  Renewal thereafter will be every 2 years at the fee set for your level of certification, see certification level descriptions here Certification Levels.

 

CADTP Headquarters has moved. Please note our new mailing address:

1026 W. El Norte Pkwy. PMB 143
Escondido CA 92026

CADTP Organizational Members

CADTP Organizational Members

CADTP Organizational Members are DUI Programs licensed by the California Department of Health Care Services.

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AOD Counselor Certification

AOD Counselor Certification

CADTP's CAODC certification program is accredited by ICE-NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies).

Become a CADTP Certified Counselor!

Visit the Certification Info & Application section for more information.

What our members are saying about the Virtual Café conference calls:

Virtual café allowed me to collaborate with experienced professionals in the field that have navigated the challenges [that] our DUI Program needed support on.  The collective wisdom of this group is priceless and I am also assured that as other issues present themselves I can reach for CADTP for guidance and suggestions!  - Jaime Campos, Janus of Santa Cruz

For more info on the Café visit our events page.

 


 CADTP Certification is called the CAODC, Certified Alcohol & Other Drug Counselor.  The CAODC is accredited by NCCA and California DHCS and is valid in any AOD/SUD setting... CAODC counselors may work in Residential, Outpatient, Detox, or any other setting under DHCS SUD

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Free reciprocity is back!  CADTP is offering FREE reciprocity to California Certified Counselors.  This offer does not apply to those who wish to transfer from another state.

FOR INFORMATION ON RECIPROCITY (TRANSFER) CLICK HERE


 PREREQUISITE FOR REGISTRANTS

 As of March 1, 2014 all registrants are required to attend a 9 hour orientation course prior to registering.  This course consists of 3 hours of AOD ethics, 3 hours of AOD confidentiality, and 3 hours of professional boundaries for substance abuse counselors.  This orientation course will not count toward fulfillment of the minimum 155 hours of formal AOD education required for certification.

 To meet this requirement, CADTP accepts:

Quantum Units Ed Substance Abuse Counselor Ethics, Confidentiality, & Boundaries Course ($27)

CCAPP 9.5 Hour Pre-Registration Oreintation Course - Distance Learning ($50)


 


 

 CADTP is a member of the California Counselor Certification Organizations (CalCCO), a collaborative coalition.  Learn more at CalCCO.org

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CADTP Alcohol/Other Drug Counselor (CAODC)

CADTP Alcohol/Other Drug Counselor - Advanced (CAODC-A)

CADTP Alcohol/Other Drug Counselor –Clinical Supervisor (CAODC-CS):

Reciprocity: CADTP will grant reciprocity to AOD counselors who meet specific criteria:

Visit the Certified AOD Counselor Page for information on how to become CADTP Certified

CADTP: The California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

  • One of several AOD Counselor certifying bodies approved by the State of California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
  • CADTP's CAODC certification program is accredited by ICE-NCCA (Institute for Credentialing Excellence - National Commission for Certifying Agencies).
  • A comprehensive certifying organization certifying AOD counselors of various job types; DUI, In-patient, Out-patient, County contracted AOD services, etc
  • Ease with scheduling availability for testing by computer with exam an agency that offers exam dates throughout the year.
  • Low cost registration, certification, and re-certification.

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