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Affiliation - IC&RC

Credentialing Board

Credentials Offered

State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) (last updated 3.28.17)

State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD)


Hawaii Department of Health

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division

601 Kamokila Blvd. Room 360

Kapolei, Hawai’i, 96707


T (808) 692-7506


Career Steps

  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)


Specialty Certifications
  • Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)

  • Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)

  • Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP)

  • Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional-Diplomate (CCDP-D)

  • Certified Substance Abuse Program Administrator (CSAPA)

ADAD is a member board of International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), and we therefore adhere to their minimum standards and criteria for credentialing, including having candidates take their credentialing examinations through IC&RC once they have met all the requirements. The first five of the above listed credentials at ADAD offer reciprocity through IC&RC to any of the other 92 member boards around the United States, various territories, all branches of the military, and countries around the world. However, the sixth credential ADAD offers, the CSAPA, is a Hawaii designation only


Hawaii allows any training that is applicable to the drug and alcohol counseling field to be used towards their basic CSAC credential.  You must take at least half of your required hours (135 education hours) via in-person trainings; the rest can be conducted via distance learning. Keep in mind, you MUST take a minimum of 6 clock hours (18 hours total or more) in the following areas:

  • professional ethics

  • confidentiality regulations pertaining to 42 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations)

  • sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS training. has a 135-hour training package that will allow you to start your training online, obtain the 135 hours allowed by distance learning, AND meet the three required areas as noted above.  To view this package and costs, you can navigate to an online PDF document using the following link: 

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