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The Center for Addiction Studies and Research

The Center for Addiction Studies and Research is a Vermont Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Certification Board approved distance learning provider of education in the chemical dependency field. Distance learning courses are approved for ASAC, SAP, CADC, and CCS certification and renewal requirements. A maximum of 50% of the required educational hours may be earned through approved distance learning education.

 

Educational Requirements

Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC)

Documentation of 270 hours of approved substance abuse specific education within the performance domains of assessment, counseling, case management, client education, and professional responsibility.

A maximum of 135 of these hours may be earned through approved distance learning education.

The 270 hours must be distributed among the three categories described below:

A minimum of 80 hours must be specific to the skills and techniques of counseling.
A minimum of 80 hours must be specific to alcohol prevention, intervention, treatment skills and techniques.
A minimum of 80 hours must be specific to drug prevention, intervention, treatment skills and techniques.
A minimum of 6 hours must be specific to professional ethics and responsibilities and must be in a classroom (face-to-face) format.

Continuing Education Requirements (CADC)

Documentation of 40 hours of continuing education every two years.

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

The 40 hours must include a 6-hour ethics training that must be in a classroom (face-to-face) format.

Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)

Documentation of 30 hours of approved education specific to the IC&RC clinical supervision domains, with a minimum of 6 hours in each domain: assessment/evaluation; counselor development; management/administration; and professional responsibilities. Additionally, the application must include a minimum of 6 hours specific to supervision ethics and responsibilities

Continuing Education Requirements (CCS)

Documentation of 6 hours of continuing education specific to clinical supervision every two years.

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Vermont Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Certification Board
CADC Education Categories

Category One: The Skills and Techniques of Counseling
Category Two: Alcohol Prevention, Intervention, Treatment Skills and Techniques
Category Three: Drug Prevention, Intervention, Treatment Skills and Techniques

The following courses meet criteria for CADC Category One:

The following courses meet criteria for CADC Category Two:

The following courses meet criteria for CADC Category Three:

The following courses meet criteria for CADC Categories Two or Three:

The following courses meet criteria for CADC Categories One, Two or Three: