Transfer Registration or Certification to CADTP

Free Transfers!

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

Transfer Your Registration or Certification to CADTP at NO Charge!

Counselors whose certification or registration is current and in good standing may apply for CADTP certification or registration reciprocity provided their certification or registration meets all eligibility criteria specified for the registration or certification.

Your application will be cross referenced with other certifying organizations and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) suspended and revoked listing.

Certification reciprocity must meet the CADTP certification requirements, i.e. exam equivalency, AOD educational hours, and required hours of actual work experience. SUDCC and higher level requirements can be found on our website at CADTP Certification Levels.


    Registrants Online Renewal

    Required Documentation for Basic Transfer

    You will need the following documents to complete the Transfer Application:

    1. A copy of your current certification
    2. Driver’s License

    If you want to transfer in at a higher certification level, you will be required to submit the appropriate documentation to show you meet the requirements. View the requirements here: CADTP Certification Levels.

    Required Documentation for Certification Expired or going to Expire within 60-days.

    1. A copy of your current certification or registration
    2. Driver’s License
    3. 40 Continuing Education units- 3 must include ethics and confidentiality. View CADTP CEU Regulations here: CADTP CEU Regulations.

    Required Documentation for Registration Expired or going to Expire within 60-days.

    1. A copy of your current certification or registration
    2. Driver’s License
    3. 3-hours of Ethics Training & 3-hours of Confidentiality Training, for a total of 6-hours
    4. 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.

    Transfer Processing Time and Optional Fees

    • Optional Rush Service – 10- business day rush, $50 or 5- business day rush, $75. The 5-day rush service is only available if your expiration date is within 30-days.
    • Payment is only due if your certification or registration is expired or will be expired within the next 60-days.

    Standard processing time is 14-days from the date the complete application is received at CADTP.

    Dr. Jessica Rodriguez

    Dr. Rodriguez was named the Executive Director of Gateway Corp in 2012.  Gateway Corp was developed as a non-profit, public charity and founded October 27, 2011. November 2014, she developed a clinical hub for Gateway Corp called OnSite Strategies. OnSite is also a United States Trademark.

    She has held the position of CEO, Clinical Director, Lead Educator and Clinical Trainer as well as the Clinical Business Developer. She has fulfilled the roles of a clinical consultant, professional development consultant and has clinically supervised many SUD/addiction counselors, mental health professionals and addiction and family interventionists for over 12 years.

    She has been active in the mental health field since 1995. She has also clinically trained throughout the US and provides clinical oversight for several organizations in California.

    Dr. Rodriguez released her first book, “When the Rainbow Ends a Shadow from Heaven Appears” in 2017.” Her newest book, “The Cart, From Adversity to Collateral Beauty” is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2022.

    Dr. Rodriguez is currently a writer for Rapporteur Magazine. Her focus is about Mental Wellness also covered topics to include ACE’s, trauma, anxiety, and Systemic Racism.

    Adriana Popescu, Ph.D.

    Dr. Adriana Popescu is a licensed clinical psychologist and empowerment coach with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She specializes in treating addictions and trauma, and has directed a number of treatment programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Founder and CEO of Firebird Healing, a trauma healing program, and the Clinical Director at Avery Lane, an innovative and holistic treatment program for women with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders and trauma.

    Adriana has contributed to a number of books, including TJ Woodward’s Conscious Being Workbook, the Conscious Recovery for Addiction and Conscious Recovery for Mental Health Workbooks, and the Conscious Creation Workbook, all of which she co-authored with him.

    She has a private practice in San Francisco and travels around the world speaking, coaching, and facilitating transformational and empowering workshops. She also hosts a fascinating podcast called Kaleidoscope of Possibilities – Alternative Perspectives on Mental Health.

    Adriana loves to bring the most innovative and effective tools to her work, empowering people to overcome their imagined limitations, release their self-judgments, and discover the brilliance within – creating a life of infinite possibilities.

    Her first book, “What If You’re Not as F*cked Up As You Think”, was released in October.

    Aven Armstrong-Sutton, Ph.D(c), RSW

    Clinical Services Manager at Kinark Child and Family Services

    Aven L. Armstrong-Sutton has been a practicing licensed social worker for over a decade. With diverse experience in settings such as health promotion, foster care, youth homelessness, outpatient mental health & addictions, and student support services, Aven currently serves as a Clinical Services Manager at Kinark Child and Family Services, managing a Live-In-Treatment Program and three outpatient treatment programs. Maintaining a part-time private practice, Aven’s multidisciplinary and integrative approach focuses on trauma and resilience among under-served communities.

    June Price Tangney, Ph.D

    Dr. Tangney received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA. She is currently University Professor and Professor of Psychology at George Mason. She is a Recipient of International Society for Self and Identity’s Distinguished Lifetime Career Award and Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science and of APA’s Division of Personality and Social Psychology.

    Dr. Tangney is coauthor (with Ronda Dearing) of Shame and Guilt, coeditor (with Ronda Dearing) of Shame in the Therapy Hour, coeditor (with Jess Tracy and Richard Robins) of The self-conscious emotions: Theory and research, and coeditor (with Mark Leary) of the Handbook of Self and Identity. She has served as Associate Editor for Self and Identity, Consulting Editor for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Assessment, Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, and Journal of Personality, and is currently Associate Editor of American Psychologist.

    Her research on the development and implications of moral emotions has been funded by NIDA, NICHD, NSF, and the John Templeton Foundation. Currently, her work focuses on moral emotions among incarcerated offenders. She draws on theory and research in psychology and criminology to develop novel interventions that leverage inmates’ moral emotions and prosocial values. A recipient of GMU’s Teaching Excellence Award, Dr. Tangney strives to integrate service, teaching and clinically-relevant research in both the classroom and her lab.

    Christina Veselak, MS, LMFT, CN

    Founder and Director of the Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition

    Christina T. Veselak, MS, LMFT, CN, is the founder and director of the Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition, which teaches practitioners around the world how to use diet, along with amino acid and nutrient therapy, to help prevent cravings and recurrent drug use. She has been a licensed psychotherapist working in the SUD treatment field since 1985 and a certified nutritionist specializing in mental health and addiction recovery since 1993.

    Sean Bezdek, LMFT, MBA

    Sean is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience working in mental health and substance abuse settings, in inpatient, PHP, and private practice. He holds b a master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Philips Institute and an MBA from Baker College.

    Sean’s clinical practice has specialized in working with Personality Disorders, Couples, Adolescents, and individual suffering from chronic mental illness. As a clinician Sean enjoys working with clients who can be resistant to traditional treatment and believes in the philosophy of “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink. BUT you can feed them saltines to make them thirsty!”

    Sean is the Program Director for Akua Mind Body’s Sacramento inpatient mental health program. His prior leadership experience includes oversight of acute inpatient, utilization management, hospice/palliative care, home health and skilled nursing. Sean’s approach to management is to ensure the work that needs to get done gets done. “Our job is patient care. This include everything from making coffee to running groups. There is not one person who is more important that the other when it comes to providing exceptional care to the clients we serve.”