Affiliation - IC&RC & NAADAC

Credentialing Board

Credentials Offered

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia (ADACBGA) (last updated 4.15.18)

IC&RC Affiliation


6755 Peachtree Industrial Blvd


Atlanta, GA 30360


PO Box 250449

Atlanta, GA 30325


Phone: (770) 825-0481

Fax: (707) 790-0018




Career Steps

  • CADC I&II - Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor Levels I & II

  • CAADC - Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor


Specialty Certifications
  • CCS - Certified Clinical Supervisor

  • CGAC - Certified Gambling Addiction Counselor

  • CRRA - Certified Recovery Residence Administrator

  • CCJP - Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional

  • CPRC - Certified Peer Recovery Coach

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia (ADACBGA) allow unlimited distance learning for both basic and continuing education requirements.  No matter which basic credential you start with (CADC or CAADC) you will be required to document 300 hours of drug/alcohol specific education.  

  • CADC I - for the students who currently DO NOT hold a bachelors degree, they must document a minimum of three (3) years or 6,000 hours of direct alcohol/drug abuse treatment with individual and/or group counseling. 

  • CADC II or CAADC - for the students who currently hold a bachelors degree, they must document a minimum of two (2) years or 4,000 hours experience of direct alcohol/drug abuse treatment with individual and/or group counseling.

We have created a 300 hour training plan that will list out the courses we offer that will allow you to meet the education requirements AND prepare yourself for the national credentialing exam that you will be taking.  You will be responsible for locating a worksite to acquire the correct number or work experience hours, we cannot help you with that.  You can download a copy of our 300 hour training plan by clicking on the button below:

300 Hour Trainig Plan

Credentialing Board

Credentials Offered

Georgia Addiction Counselor Association (GACA) (last updated 12.3.18)

NAADAC Affiliation

4015 South Cobb Dr

Ste 160

Smyrna, GA 30080


Phone: (707) 434-1000


Career Steps

  • CIT - Counselor-In-Training Certification (temporary)

  • CAC I - Certified Addiction Counselor, Level I 

  • CAC II - Certified Addiction Counselor, Level II

Specialty Certifications
  • CCS - Certified Clinical Supervisor 

The Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA) will require you to have 180 hours of education and 2 years of work experience to be credential at the basic, CADC I, level.  However, they will only accept up to 12 hours of distance education, requiring the rest of your education to be completed through live workshops or use college hours/credits.  If you would like to credential with GACA I would suggest contacting the board directly so they provide a list of acceptable providers.