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Counselor Certification Organizations

The Department of Health Care Services recognizes the following National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited organizations to register and certify alcohol and other drug counselors in California.  To become a certified counselor or to obtain further information regarding educational requirements for becoming an alcohol and other drug counselor in California, please contact any of the certifying organizations listed below:


Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California
Affiliated with California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE)
Accredited ProgramCertified Addiction Treatment Counselor / expires – 9/30/17
5230 Clark Avenue, Suite 3
Lakewood, CA 90712
Phone: (707) 722-2231
Fax: (562) 866-2540
California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP)
Accredited Program – Certified Alcohol & Other Drug Counselor / expires 8/31/18
1731 Howe Avenue, PMB #352
Sacramento, CA 95825-2209
Phone: (800) 464-3597
California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
Accredited Program - expires 4/30/17
2400 Marconi Avenue
P.O. Box 214127
Sacramento, CA 95821
Phone: (916) 338-9460


To be considered for inclusion in the list of counselor certifying organizations, you must apply to and become accredited by the NCCA, at  Once NCCA accreditation is in place, the organization must request recognition from the DHCS by submitting a written request and providing written documentation to DHCS that it complies with all of the requirements of CCR, Title 9, Section 13035(c).



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