Sober College, drug rehab center for young adults, is proud to offer an Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification program both online and in-class in Woodland Hills (just North of Los Angeles) and San Diego, California.
The Sober College School of Addiction Studies is a CCAPP approved education provider. By taking classes online for six months, or in the classroom, for one weekend a month, in six months you will complete the 315 required education hours (including the practicum hours) to become a certified alcohol and drug counselor in California. We prepare students who want to work in the field of addiction and move up the career ladder in credentialing.
Below are the steps needed to become a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC) in California (
Step 1 : Complete the first six phases of CDC training with instructor (270 classroom hours)
Step 2: Complete Practicum module, which applies the 12 core functions of a drug and alcohol counselor learned during classroom hours with instructor (45 hours)
Step 3: Complete internship (255 hours)
Step 4: Schedule and Take the ICRC Exam (www.ccapp.us)
Step 5: Once completed and having worked a total of 2,080 hours in the field your credentialing will change to a CADC-CAS (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor- Certified Addiction Specialist) or if you have more hours of work in the field you have the potential to move up to a CADC-I or a CADC-II