Renew Your Registration or Certification

Requirements • Guidelines • Forms

CADTP provides certification for SUD Counselors for any SUD modality.

Requirements for Registration Renewal

All registrants are required to renew annually and submit the following:

  • Registration Renewal Form Completed
  • A $25 Renewal Fee
  • 3 hours of Ethics Training & 3-hours of Confidentiality Training, for a total of 6-hours
  • Signed Code of Conduct and Ethics
  • Proof of progress towards certification within the last 12-months. This can be either of the following two items.

If you are working on your 2080 hours of work experience, a letter from your employer. If you are attending school, this can be unofficial transcripts.

Requirements for Certification Renewal

All certified counselors are required to bi-annually (every 2 years) and submit the following:

  • Certification Renewal Form Completed
  • Uniform Code of Conduct; CADTP Code of Ethics – signed, dated and each page initialed
  • 40 Hours Minimum of SUD Continuing Education
    • Must include 3-hours of Ethics and Confidentiality (may be combined in one training)
    • If you are a SUDCC-CS: CEUs must include 6-hours of clinical supervision course
  • Payment via check, money order or Visa/MasterCard of: $125 for SUDCC; $150 for SUDCC II or SUDCC III; $175 for SUDCC III-CS, SUDCC IV, or SUDCC IV-CS

CADTP will only accept 10 hours of CEUs from an on-line source gained each day. The exception is CEUs that are designated as bundled together and noted as a single course with a specific number of hours on one certificate.

Please refer to the CEU Bulletin 13-03 for all CADTP requirements for renewal CEUs.

 

Start Here

Download the forms, guidelines, and resources you need to renew your certification.

Code of Ethics

Initial and sign the Code of Ethics document.

Registration Renewal

Use this form to renew your SUDRC.

Certification Renewal

Use this form to renew all levels of certification.

Certification Upgrade

Use this form to upgrade your Certification to an advanced level.

Credit Card Authorization

Complete the credit card authorization to register your credit card for charges.

CEU Renewal Requirements

Read the CEU Bulletin for requirements governing accepted CEUs for renewal.

Digital Credentials

In today’s world, we know you sometimes need access to your credentials on the go. When you receive your digital certificate and badge via email, you will always have your credentials at the click of a button.

You can send your certificate and badge to your employer and post your credentials to social media if you choose. Built-in social sharing tools make it easy for you to celebrate and share your achievements.

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Certification Level Requirements

Effective January 1, 2019

SUDRC

  • In accordance with HSC Section 11833(b)(1), any individual who provides counseling services in a licensed or certified DHCS AOD program, except for licensed professionals, must be registered or certified with a DHCS approved certifying organization.
  • Registration is not equivalent to and is not an alternative to certification. Once registered the requirements for certification must be completed within five years, with an exception of a requested and approved personal hardship extension of an additional two (2) years.

SUDCC

SUDCC - Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor

⇒ Passed the IC&RC Exam
⇒ 315 hours of formal SUD related education,
⇒ 2080 hours of SUD related work experience (160 practicum)

SUDCC II

SUDCC II - Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor – Advanced Experience

⇒ Passed the IC&RC Exam
⇒ 315 hours of formal SUD related education,
⇒ 5 years or 10,000 hours of SUD work experience.

SUDCC III

SUDCC III - Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor – Advanced Experience and Bachelor’s Level Education

⇒ Passed the IC&RC Exam
⇒ Bachelor’s degree in SUD related education
⇒ 5 years or 10,000 hours of SUD work experience.

SUDCC III-CS

SUDCC III-CS – Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor Clinical Supervisor (effective 1/1/19 all former CAODC-CS counselors will be grandfathered to the SUDCC III-CS upon renewal)

⇒ Passed the IC&RC Exam
⇒ Bachelor’s degree in SUD related education
⇒ 5-years or 10,000 hours of SUD work experience which includes 2 years’ experience in the direct supervision of SUD Counselors
⇒ Completed 40 hours of Clinical Supervisor specific education

 

SUDCC IV

SUDCC IV – Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor – Advanced Experience and Master's Level Education

⇒ Passed the IC&RC Exam
⇒ Master’s degree in formal SUD related education
⇒ 5 years or 10,000 hours of SUD work experience

SUDCC IV-CS

SUDCC IV-CS – Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor Clinical Supervisor

⇒ Passed the IC&RC Exam
⇒ Master’s degree in formal SUD related education
⇒ 5 years or 10,000 hours of SUD work experience which includes 2 years’ experience in the direct supervision of SUD Counselors.
⇒ Completed 40-hours of Clinical Supervisor specific education

All Certification Levels

Download a copy of all the certification levels and the requirements for each here.

About Credentials

The Substance Use Disorder Certifed Counselor (SUDCC) credential is accredited by NCCA/ICE and is recognized by DHCS, those holding this credential are authorized to work in any substance use disorder (SUD) treatment modality.

CADTP is one of three SUD counselor certifying organizations recognized by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Licensing and Certification Division (LCD).   As required in the regulations, all certifying agencies are currently accredited by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), a part of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Substance Use Disorder Counselor Certification is required by law for all those who provide counseling services in any program that is licensed or certified by the California Department of Health Care Services or DHCS. (California Code of Regulations, Title 9, Section 13000, et seq., as effective on April 1, 2005). The regulations are available at www.dhcs.ca.gov.