The Sober College School of Addiction Studies (SCSAS) is a Connecticut Certification Board (CCB) Approved Education Provider. We offer addiction counselor training and education that can help you become a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) in Connecticut. Our course can be completed at your own pace and in as little as 6 months. We offer a flexible and comprehensive online course that makes it easy for you to earn the education you need to become a CAC.
To learn more about our one-of-a-kind professional certification training program and becoming a Certified Addiction Counselor in Connecticut give us a call at (866)-615-3276.
How to Become a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) in Connecticut
Below are the requirements for becoming a Certified CAC in Connecticut based on the Connecticut Certification Board (CCB) site.
Supervised Work Experience
- 6,000 Hours
Or, with a qualifying degree:
- Master’s – 3,000 Hours
- Bachelor’s – 4,000 Hours
- Associate’s – 5,000 Hours
Addiction-Specific Counseling Experience
- 2,000 Hours of individual/group counseling
- Training and Experience – 300 hours
- Distance Learning – Up to 225 hours of CCB-approved distance learning can be applied Up to 75 hours of distance learning can be applied if not CCB-approved
- Supervised Practicum- 300 hours with no less than 10 hours in each performance domain
- Professional References – 3 positive professional references with 1 from current or most recent clinical supervisor and two from professional colleagues (preferably CCB credentialed)
- Written Case Presentation – 6 to 12 pages with signed fact sheet following the CCB formatting requirements CAC Exam (IC&RC ADC Exam) – Passing score on the IC&RC ADC exam
- Annual Renewal Standards Must be completed per year to maintain credential – 20 hours of addiction-specific training 1 hour of CCB-approved ethics