SUD Counselor Bi-Annual Renewal

Online Renewal for CADTP SUD Counselors

Online Renewal Available for All Levels of Certification

Important Message: Please read all of the information on this page before completing your online certification renewal. You must have the proper documents available to upload before submitting the application form.

Renew Your SUD Counselor Certification Here

Online renewal available for all levels of certification.

Required Certification Renewal

Regulations adopted by the California Department of Health Care Services. (DHCS), as effective April 1, 2005, require counselor certifications must be renewed every two years and include documentation of forty (40) hours of continuing education related to SUD Counseling taken within the last two (2) years. Enclosed is a copy of that part of the regulations for your reference.

Continuing Education Requirements

Continuing education that does not fall within the scope of Section 13055 (c) or (d), is not obtained from a CADTP-approved provider, or is dated before the last renewal date will not be accepted for renewal.

The forty (40) hours of CEUs must include a minimum of three (3) hours of Ethics & Confidentiality and both topics must be reflected in the CEU title or outline. Ethics and Confidentiality can be obtained in one 3-hour session or in conjunction with other topics but must be distinguishable as a learning topic.

CEU Documentation

A certificate or document indicating:

  • the date(s) of attendance,
  • the subject matter (in enough detail to determine compliance with the regulations),
  • the hours of attendance,
  • the location,
  • signed and dated by the instructor or designated representative.


Registrants Online Renewal


  • Fee Based on Certification Level (Non-Refundable)
  • Optional Rush Service (5 or 10 business days)

Standard processing time is 30 days from the date the complete application is received at CADTP.

When you have satisfactorily renewed, you will be issued a new certificate as a Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor (SUDCC) for a new two-year period.

Steps to Renew Your Certification with CADTP Online

1. Complete the Online Application following these steps:

  • Enter all required information.
  • Upload all required documents into the Online Application Form.
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee, include any rush services desired.
  • Press Submit and it will direct you to the Registrant Applicaiton to sign. Your contact and other information will be automatically transferred to the Application, ready for your signature
  • You will receive a receipt via email for the processed application fee.

2. Read and Sign the Uniform Code of Conduct, CADTP Code of Ethics and the Certificant Renewal application.

  • Read the Application, Uniform Code of Conduct, and the CADTP Code of Ethics.
  • Initial where indicated, Sign, and Date the application and select Agree & Sign
  • Your applicaiton and documents will be sent directly to CADTP for review. 
  • You will receive a copy in the email address provided in the Application Form.

      What You Will Need to Renew

      All items below must be included in your application. The online application process allows you to enter your information, upload documents, and sign applications. Before you start the process, ensure that you have all required documents available including:

      • 40 Hours Minimum of SUD Continuing Education. Must include 3 hours of Ethics and Confidentiality (may be combined in one training)
      • SUDCC-CS CEUs must include 6 hours of clinical supervision courses
      • Payment:
        $135 for SUDCC
        $160 for SUDCC II, or SUDCC III, or SUDCC IV
        $185 for SUDCC II-CS, or SUDCC III-CS, or SUDCC IV-CS

      Standard processing time is 30 days from the date the complete application is received at CADTP.

      Review of the Online SUD Certified Counselor Renewal

      Online Renewal for CADTP Certified SUD Counselors is an automated process. At the conclusion of each step, you will be automatically moved to the next step in the process. For assistance, please contact us here.

      Step One - New California SUD Counselor

      Renewal Form

      Complete the Renewal form on this page, upload documents, and pay the registration fee.

      Press Submit. Your information will transfer to the documents for signing.

      Step 2: New SUD Counselor

      Certificant Renewal and Code of Ethics

      Read and sign the Uniform Code of Conduct; CADTP Code of Ethics, and certification renewal application.

      Step 3: New SUD Counselor Online Registration


      Enter demographics if you have not previously submitted them to CADTP, OR if you have updated information.

      Step One - New California SUD Counselor


      Congratulations on renewing your CADTP Certification!

      You will receive an email copy of your receipt and signed documents.

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