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Information for those seeking credentialing in California

Do you want to become a credentialed addiction counselor in California?  Need to complete an internship/practicum course to meet the basic training requirements? is an approved provider with the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (formerly CAARR and CAADAC).  With the formation of this new credentialing body, we have updated our information and training for basic credentialing.

The following links will provide you with more information on each of these areas of need.

How do I obtain the required orientation course?
ALL students who are pursuing credentialing in the drug/alcohol field are now required to obtain 9 hours of orientation training.  This training covers the following areas: ethics; confidentiality; professional boundaries. has created a nine-hour course to meet this requirement.  For more information and to order the course CLICK HERE.

Information for California counselors who need to maintain their credentials

Do you already have a credential from CAADAC, CAARR, or CCAPP and need continuing education to renew your credential? Need the required hours for your LAADC "first" renewal? The following links will provide you with more information on each of these areas of need.

Important Information

Who do I contact for questions about
Our staff can assist you in understanding the credentialing needs in California, and assist you in choosing the coursework you will need for CAADAC credentialing.  We strongly recommend you first navigate to the appropriate page from the selections in the left-hand column.  Hopefully this will answer your questions.  But if you have additional questions, need clarification, or want to have any coursework you have already taken evaluated to see if it will fit any of the credentialing requirements, use one of the following methods:

  • Visit the CCAPP Website
  • Email Kate Olson at
  • Fax transcripts or course certificates for evaluation to us at 603 843-5914 (be sure to include your name, phone number, and email address)
  • Call at 866 431-4240


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