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Approval in Illinois

Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association CE Information

Applies To:

  • Illinois Addiction Counselors
    • CADC
    • PCGC
    • CAAP
    • CRADC
    • CSADC
    • CAADC
  • Illinois Prevention Specialists
    • CPS
    • CSPS
  • Illinois Peer Support Specialists
    • CRSS
    • CPRS

40 credit hours total, 15 maximum online. Our courses are approved by multiple IC&RC boards (i.e. CAADAC, MSAPCB). You will need to petition the board for approval when you submit your certificate.

Note Please contact IAODAPCA with any questions regarding the category that your course falls into.

CATEGORY I – Minimum 15 CEUs of education specific to alcohol and other drug abuse/dependency.

Examples – pharmacology, the effects of alcohol or drugs on the human body, signs and symptoms of use or abuse, dynamics of the addiction process, medical treatment issues, detoxification/withdrawal, relapse, AODA rules and regulations, AODA special populations, history of AODA.

CATEGORY II – Minimum 25 CEUs of education specific to knowledge and skills related to the Core Functions of AODA counselors (refer to Illinois for list of core functions), but does not have to be AODA specific. This education covers counselor skills, competencies, and knowledge base.

CSADCs and CAADCs – six (6) of the 25 Category II CEUs must be training received in how to provide clinical supervision.

Examples – theory/techniques of therapeutic approaches, human behavior/development, dysfunctional behavior, family dynamics, domestic violence, cultural issues, special populations, social services, confidentiality, legal systems, intervention/prevention strategies, social services, health/safety, professional relationship dynamics, crisis intervention.

Board Contact Info

Illinois Certification Board, Inc.
401 E Sangamon Avenue
Springfield, IL 62702
217-698-8110
http://www.iaodapca.org/

Select the relevant credential above for detailed info.

Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor

Initial - 225 clock hours/CEUs; 100 hours – AOD Specific; 15 hours AOD Treatment Services for Women and/or their Families; 15ours AOD Treatment Services for Adolescents and/or their Families; 6 hours Professional Ethics and Responsibility; 10 hours Race and Equity; 109 hours Performance domains are defined as 1. Clinical Evaluation 2. Treatment Planning 3. Counseling 4. Case Management and Referral 5. Documentation 6. Client, Family and Community Education 7. Professional and Ethical Responsibilities

Initial Credential

225 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for earning your CADC initial credential.

Any course accepted by IAODAPCA is applicable to the CADC credential.

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Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for renewing your CADC credential.

Any course accepted by IAODAPCA is applicable to the CADC credential.

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Certified Problem and Compulsive Gambling Counselor

Initial - 30 Gambling Specific (You my also be required to take 220 credits in addiction depending on your current certification.) 6 hours of ethics.

Initial Credential

30 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for earning your PCGC initial credential.

Any course accepted by IAODAPCA is applicable to the PCGC credential.

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Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for renewing your PCGC credential.

Any course accepted by IAODAPCA is applicable to the PCGC credential.

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Certified Associate Addictions Professional

12 hours each renewal in Ethics/Boundaries

Credential Renewal

28 CE credit hours required for renewal.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for renewing your CAAP credential.

Any course accepted by IAODAPCA is applicable to the CAAP credential.

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Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor

Initial - 300 clock hours/CEUs; 160 hours – AOD Specific; 30 hours AOD Treatment Services for Women and/or their Families; 30 hours AOD Treatment Services for Adolescents and/or their Families; 6 hours Professional Ethics and Responsibility; 134 hours Performance domains are defined as: 1.Screening, Assessment, and Engagement 2. Treatment Planning, Collaboration, and Referral 3. Counseling 4. Ethical and Professional Responsibilities

Initial Credential

300 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for earning your CRADC initial credential.

Any course accepted by IAODAPCA is applicable to the CRADC credential.

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Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for renewing your CRADC credential.

Any course accepted by IAODAPCA is applicable to the CRADC credential.

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Certified Supervisor Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor

Initial - 350 clock hours/CEUs; 190 hours – AOD Specific; 45 hours AOD Treatment Services for Women and/or their Families; 45ours AOD Treatment Services for Adolescents and/or their Families; 6 hours Professional Ethics and Responsibility; 30 hours clinical supervision; 124 hours Performance domains are defined as: 1.Screening, Assessment, and Engagement 2. Treatment Planning, Collaboration, and Referral 3. Counseling 4. Ethical and Professional Responsibilities

Initial Credential

350 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for earning your CSADC initial credential.

Any course accepted by IAODAPCA is applicable to the CSADC credential.

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Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for renewing your CSADC credential.

Any course accepted by IAODAPCA is applicable to the CSADC credential.

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Certified Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor

Initial 180 hours; 180 hours – AOD Specific; 45 hours AOD Treatment Services for Women and/or their Families; 45 hours AOD Treatment Services for Adolescents and/or their Families; 6 hours Professional Ethics and Responsibility; Performance domains are 1.Screening, Assessment, and Engagement 2. Treatment Planning, Collaboration, and Referral 3. Counseling & Education 4. Ethical and Professional Responsibilities.

Initial Credential

180 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for earning your CAADC initial credential.

Any course accepted by IAODAPCA is applicable to the CAADC credential.

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Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for renewing your CAADC credential.

Any course accepted by IAODAPCA is applicable to the CAADC credential.

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Certified Prevention Specialist

Initial - 120 Hours; 24 hours ATOD Specific; 6 hours Prevention Specific Ethics; 90 hours Performance Domains Planning and Evaluation, Prevention Education and Service Delivery, Communication, Community Organization, Public and Environmental Change, Professional Growth and Responsibility

Initial Credential

120 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for earning your CPS initial credential.

Any course accepted by IAODAPCA is applicable to the CPS credential.

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Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for renewing your CPS credential.

Any course accepted by IAODAPCA is applicable to the CPS credential.

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Certified Senior Prevention Specialist

Initial - 150 Hours; 36 hours ATOD Specific; 6 hours Prevention Specific Ethics; 10 hours Planning and Evaluation; 98 hours Performance Domains Planning and Evaluation, Prevention Education and Service Delivery, Communication, Community Organization, Public and Environmental Change, Professional Growth and Responsibility

Initial Credential

150 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for earning your CSPS initial credential.

Any course accepted by IAODAPCA is applicable to the CSPS credential.

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Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for renewing your CSPS credential.

Any course accepted by IAODAPCA is applicable to the CSPS credential.

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Certified Recovery Support Specialist

Initial - 100 clock hours; 40 hours CRSS Specific; 6 hours Professional Ethics and Responsibility; 54 hours Core Functions- Advocacy, Professional Responsibility, Mentoring, Recovery Support

Initial Credential

100 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for earning your CRSS initial credential.

Credential Renewal

40 CE credit hours required for renewal.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for renewing your CRSS credential.

Addiction Counselor CE offers 14 courses applicable to this credential.

Here are a few examples, or you can view all 14 courses

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Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Initial - 100 clock hours; total 40 hours CPRS Specific; 16 hours Professional Ethics and Responsibility; 44 hours Core Functions; (Must include 5 hours specific to family and 5 hours specific to youth); Performance Domains are Advocacy, Mentoring and Education, Recovery/Wellness, Support and Ethical Responsibility.

Initial Credential

100 CE credit hours required for initial credential.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for earning your CPRS initial credential.

Credential Renewal

30 CE credit hours required for renewal.

Yes You can use Addiction Counselor CE for renewing your CPRS credential.

Addiction Counselor CE offers 14 courses applicable to this credential.

Here are a few examples, or you can view all 14 courses

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