Michigan Addiction Counselor Certification & CEUs

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Certified Addiction Counselor Requirements (CAC-R)

  • Experience:
    No degree – 8,000 hours
    Bachelors – 4,000 hours
    Masters – 2,000 hours
    Degree must be in behavioral science/human services from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • 270 contact hours of education
    Minimum of 180 hours must be “specific” to substance abuse.*
  • 300 hours direct supervision specific to the counseling of AODA clients (with a minimum of 10 hours in each Core Function)
  • IC&RC written exam and CPM oral exam

 

CERTIFICATION TRAINING REQUIREMENTS ALLCEUS COURSE CATEGORIES
Clinical Evaluation – 35 Assessment and Screening
Treatment Planning – 20 Treatment Planning
Referral – 5 Case Management, Referral and Service Coordination
Service Coordination – 5 Case Management, Referral and Service Coordination
Counseling – 50 Counseling and Crisis Intervention
Client & Community Education – 15 Community and General Education
Documentation – 15 Documentation
Professional Ethics & Responsibility – 30 Ethics, Legal and Professional Identity
Supervision – 15 Supervision
Understanding Addiction/Treatment Knowledge- 80 Counseling and Crisis Intervention
Application to Practice/Professional Readiness – 80 Counseling and Crisis Intervention
4 hours must be in HIV/AIDS* HIV and Bloodborne Pathogens
2 hours must be in Domestic Violence education and training Domestic Violence