Affiliation - IC&RC
Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority (ADRA)
(last updated 3.21.19)
4919 Jamestown Avenue, Suite 203
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
T (225) 361-0698
F (225) 364-2631
ADRA has a “Application and Forms” page on their website that has information on the various credentials. Visit that page by clicking on this link:
Counselor in Training (CIT)
Can be obtained once you have completed 180 hours of basic training. Must be renewed annually for up to 5 years. For more information visit HERE
Registered Addiction Counselor (RAC)
Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC)
Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)
Registered Prevention Professional Counselor (RPP)
Certified Prevention Professional (CPP)
Licensed Prevention Professional (LPP)
Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)
Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor (CCGC)
The Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority (ADRA) is a State body that credentials drug/alcohol professionals. This is the starting point for all those seeking to become credentialed professionals. Louisiana also has an IC&RC Board (LASACT) that offers additional credentialing options – see below for more information.
ADRA allows unlimited distance learning for both basic and continuing education requirements. DLCAS.com is an approved provider for both basic and continuing education. RAC, CAC, and LAC credentials are based on having only a HS diploma/GED (RAC), Bachelor’s degree (CAC), or Master’s degree (LAC). Regardless of the credential, all required a minimum of 270 hours of basic training. We have created a training plan that provides student with the knowledge to work in the field and to successfully navigate the required credentialing exam.
Please note - once you open and download our training plan you will notice coursework highlighted in GREEN. These are the recommended courses to meet the 180-hour requirement. Once complete, students will want to apply for the CIT so they can begin gathering the required work experience. By then completing the remaining courses on this plan, students will have the required 270-hour minimum educational requirement for either the RAC, CAC, or LAC.
You can download that plan at the following location:
Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselors and Trainers (LASACT) (last updated 4.12.17)
P.O. Box 80235
Baton Rouge, LA 70898-0235
T (225) 766-2992
F (225) 766-8552
Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC)
Certified Co-occurring Disorder Professional (CCDP - Bachelor's degree level)
Certified Co-occurring Disorder Professional--Diplomate (CCDP-D - Master's degree level)
Certified Criminal Justice
The Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselors and Trainers (LASACT) is a member of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). The ADC credential (LAC, CAC, RAC), the PS credential (LPP, CPP, and RPP), and the CCS are issued by the ADRA. Certifications offered by LASACT DO NOT grant the privilege to practice. Currently, LASACT/CEB offers four certificates, which are add-ons to the Practice Credentials issued by ADRA or other professional certification boards (i.e., LPC, social work).
LASACT allows unlimited distance learning for both basic and continuing education requirements. DLCAS.com is an approved provider for both basic and continuing education.
LASACT also offers live training events, including a 180-hour basic training program. Information can be found at the following website: http://www.lasact.org/Educational%20Opportunities.htm
Students can utilize distance learning courses to fulfill the remainder of their 270-hour educational requirement. We have created a 91-hour plan that will provide additional training in need-to-know areas, preparing you not only to work effectively in the field but also to expand your knowledge base on core information that be part of your national credentialing exam. To view the plan, download the PDF by clicking on the button below.