CE for California Addiction Counselors

Attention: Several states and disciplines have relaxed requirements regarding live / in person Continuing Education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with your board to see the most current requirements.

There are two different entities that require continuing education (CE) for renewal:

Certified Addictions Treatment Counselors (CATC):
Certified Addictions Treatment Counselors (CATC) in California must obtain 40 (TAP 21) CEU hours every 2 years, including 9 hours of addiction-specific law and ethics.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
Certified Alcohol and/or Drug Counselors are required to obtain 50 hours of continuing education (CEH’s) toward renewal of certification.

  • A minimum of 40 hours related to alcohol and drug counseling and treatment, including 6 hours in ethics
  • The remaining 10 hours can be taken in other areas of professional development

CE Approvals

The California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators accepts courses from providers approved by NAADAC. Athealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460.

Certified alcohol and/or drug counselors can earn 40 of their professional development hours online with athealth.com 

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State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the California continuing education regulations, click the appropriate button below.

CE Requirements for CCAPP CE Requirements for CAADE

Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on Sep 28, 2020.

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