CE Requirements for Certified Addiction Counselors in Illinois

Certified addiction counselors in Illinois (CADC, CRADC, CSADC, and CMADC) are required to earn 40 hours of continuing education (CEUs) every 2 years for recertification.

A maximum of 15 hours can be earned online or via home-study.

Category I – A minimum of 15 CEUs must be specific to alcohol and other drug abuse/dependency.

Category II – A minimum of 25 CEUs must be specific to knowledge and skills related to the core functions of AODA Counselors, but does not have to be AODA specific. This education covers counselor skills, competencies, and knowledge base.

Examples of Category II include theory/techniques of therapeutic approaches, therapy/dynamics of counseling, human behavior/development, dysfunctional behavior, human sexuality, family dynamics, domestic violence, cultural issues, special populations, social services, confidentiality, legal systems, intervention/prevention strategies, health and safety, professional ethics, crisis intervention.

For CSADCs and CAADCS, 6 of the Category II credits must be in how to provide clinical supervision.

Program sponsors must be recognized by the Illinois Certification Board (ICB) or petitioned for ICB credit. It is unclear whether the Illinois Certification Board accepts courses from NAADAC approved providers. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. Practitioners are advised to contact the Illinois Certification Board directly at http://www.iaodapca.org/

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