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Approval in Illinois

Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association CE Information

40 CE credit hours required every 2 years — 15 may be earned with Addiction Counselor CE.

Applies To:

  • Illinois Addiction Counselors
  • Illinois Prevention Specialists
  • Illinois Peer Support Specialists

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

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