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CADTP Certification is called the CAODC (Certified Alcohol & Other Drug Counselor).  The CAODC is accredited by NCCA/ICE and recognized by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Compliance Division as a valid certifying organization.  The CAODC is valid in any AOD/SUD setting, not just DUI... A CAODC counselor may work in Residential, Outpatient, Detox, or any other setting as listed in Title 9.


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Free for those transfering from a California Certifying Organization.   All other applications will need to include a $150 application fee.  You may keep your current credentials and get the CAODC with CADTP.

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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.  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.

For those who qualify to transfer, also known as Reciprocity may do so free for a limited time.  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 of $100.

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To transfer prior to expiration you will need:

  1. Signed Uniform Code of Conduct; CADTP Code of Ethics;
  2. Copy of your State ID or Driver License;
  3. Copy of your current certification;
  4. Reciprocity Form Completely filled out and signed
For those who have expired less than two years, you will need (does not apply to registrants):
  1. Signed Uniform Code of Conduct; CADTP Code of Ethics;
  2. 40 Hours Minimum of AOD Continuing Education (Dated within 2 years of your expiration/application) Including 3 hours of Ethics and Confidentiality (may be combined in one training);
  3. Copy of your State ID or Driver License;
  4. Copy of previous certification showing expiration date less than two years old;
  5. Payment of $100
  6. Renewal Form AND Reciprocity Form Completely filled out and signed.
If your certification has been expired for more than two years, you will need to apply for certification as a new candidate, starting with the exam application.  If your registration has past the 5 year period permitted by law, you cannot transfer.  You must complete the certification process.