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The Center for Addiction Studies and Research

The Center for Addiction Studies and Research is a South Carolina Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors approved distance learning provider of education in the chemical dependency field. Distance learning courses are approved for Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC Levels I and II) and Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) certification and continuing education requirements.

 

Educational Requirements

Certified Addictions Counselor I (CAC Level I)

Bachelor's Degree in any area or an Associates Degree in human services.

Documentation of 270 hours of approved education related to the core functions of addiction counseling.

There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through distance learning education.

A minimum of 6 hours of professional ethics and 3 hours of HIV/AIDS education must be documented as part of the 270 hours required.

Certified Addictions Counselor II (CAC Level 1I)

Bachelor's Degree in any area or an Associates Degree in human services.

Documentation of 450 hours of approved education related to the core functions of addiction counseling.

There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through distance learning education.

A minimum of 6 hours of professional ethics and 3 hours of HIV/AIDS education must be documented as part of the 450 hours required.

Continuing Education Requirements (CAC Levels I and II)

Documentation of 60 hours of approved continuing education every two years. A minimum of 2 hours of professional ethics must be documented as part of the continuing education hours.

A maximum of 30 of the 60 continuing education hours that can be earned through distance learning education.

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Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)

Must be currently certified as a Certified Addictions Counselor II.

Master’s degree in a clinical subject or a Bachelor’s degree plus 250 hours of approved training related to the core functions.

An additional 30 hours of training specific to clinical supervision is required regardless of degree or experience.

Continuing Education Requirements (CCS)

Documentation of 60 hours of approved continuing education every two years. A minimum of 2 hours of professional ethics must be documented as part of the continuing education hours.

A maximum of 30 of the 60 continuing education hours that can be earned through distance learning education.

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