Indiana Counselor CEUs|Renewal|Addiction Certification

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Social Work, Counseling & MFT

Indiana Social Work, MFT & Mental Health Counseling Board
View the Board Website or Email the Board
Phone: 317-234-2064
CE Required: 40 hours every 2 years (20 hours per year)
Home Study Allowed: No limit (Cat 1)
License Expiration: 3/31, even years
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC, APA, ASWB
Notes: 1 hr Ethics (from Cat 1) required each year; 20 hrs must come from Cat 1 courses
Date of Info: 12/7/2009

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Addiction Counselor Certification

Certification level:  Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC I)

Persons seeking the CADAC I certification must provide:

  • Two years (4,000 hours) of supervised full-time counseling experience;
  • Evidence of 180 hours of training (alcohol and/or drug training);
  • Documentation of at least 220 clock-hours of an approved, supervised practicum in specific alcoholism and drug counselor functions, using the 12 core functions;
  • Successful completion of a case presentation before three Case Presentation Evaluators who are all certified counselors.

Advanced level:  Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC II)

Persons seeking the CADAC II credential must:

  • Show three years (6,000 hours) of supervised full-time counseling experience in alcoholism and drug abuse services, a minimum of one year in the alcohol area and a minimum of one year in the drug area or its equivalent;
  • Submit documentation of at least 300 clock-hours of an approved, supervised practicum in specific alcoholism and drug abuse functions using the 12 core functions;
  • Submit documentation of at least 270clock-hours of formal training with a minimum of 90 clock-hours in each of the following areas:  alcohol, drugs, and counseling;
  • Successful completion of a case presentation before three Case Presentation Evaluators who are all certified counselors.

 

Renewal of Certification
Renewal requires completion of a Renewal Application and documentation of at least 40 clock hours of FIELD-RELATED education and/or training during the period of certification.

Allowable clock hours of training for renewal of certification:

  1. Formal Alcohol and Drug Training – provided by independent agencies or institutions with open application policies.  40 clock-hours is allowable in this category.