The Sober College School of Addiction Studies (SCSAS) is an Iowa Board of Certification (IBC) Approved Education Provider. We offer an approved Counselor Training program that is both flexible and comprehensive. Our one-of-a-kind online Alcohol & Drug Counselor training program can help you become a Temporary Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (tCADC) in as little as 6 months. Created by real Addiction Professionals working in the field we provide our students with the education they need to reach their goals and begin a new career.
To learn more about our Alcohol & Drug Counselor training program and becoming a tCADC in Iowa give us a call at (866)-615-3276.
How to Become a Temporary Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (tCADC) in Iowa
Below are the requirements for becoming a Temporary Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (tCADC) in Iowa based on the Iowa Board of Certification (IBC) site.
- Satisfy the EDUCATION requirements under the Education Track or Experience Track for CADC(see below).
- Receive a passing score on the IC&RC ADC exam.
This credential is for students or those new to the field who have met all education requirements for CADC or IADC but have little to no formal experience or supervision in the field as a substance abuse counselor.
The applicant will complete the tCADC application (available on the IBC website) and submit it to the IBC office with certificates of completion for trainings completed, and will request transcripts be sent directly to IBC via U.S. Mail from any college/university attended, along with the applicable fees. When the IBC office determines that the education requirement has been fully met, the applicant will be pre-registered for the exam. Upon notification of a passing score on the exam by the applicant, the IBC office will issue a 2-year temporary certification to the applicant. Once certified, the tCADC will have two (2) years to meet the experience and supervision requirement for CADC or IADC, and will need to upgrade to the CADC or IADC credential. There is no recertification for a tCADC.
*Only 50% of initial counselor education can come from online; and only 20 hours of online education can count toward recertification in the state. When an individual applies for their credential/license with the Iowa Board of Certification, they must also apply for CEU Approval.