Candidates for CAC I must meet the following criteria:
Candidates for CAC II must meet the following criteria:
Candidates for SAC must meet the following criteria:
Anyone desiring to attain Certified Addiction Counselor Level I/ Level II or Senior Addiction Counselor credential should first complete the certification training course, then submit a complete application and portfolio to APCCAP, and take and pass the written examination.
Initial credential of CAC I, CAC II and SAC is valid for a period of 2 years from the date of credential issue. After 2 years, candidate will be required to re-credential.
In order to maintain the quality of a credential which is meaningful to its holders and to the community of clients, it is essential that credential holders, regardless of experience or prior training, maintain currency in all of the recognized skill groups and are knowledgeable in the most modern counseling techniques. Certified Addiction Counselors who wish to maintain their credential with APCCAP are required 40 CE units (40 contact hours of professional training) in the past 24-month credentialing period. For details, please refer to Continue Education (link to Continue Education page).
Upgrading from CAC I to CAC II
Upgrading from CAC Level to SAC Level
The list of certified addiction counselors in this website contains their names, certification numbers and the expiry dates of their current certification.
The information contained in this list is to allow any member of the public to check and identify whether a person is a certified addiction counselor registered with the APCCAP. The information is to be used exclusively for this sole purpose. Any other unauthorized uses are strictly prohibited.