DCB Announces CAADC Grandparenting Beginning September 1, 2016

The Delaware Certification Board (DCB) is pleased to announce the addition of a Master’s level certification for counselors: Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). The CAADC is an internationally recognized and reciprocal certification.  DCB will be offering this certification through a one-time, limited grandparenting period. During this time, the examination requirement will be waived. The grandparenting period for the CAADC will be from September 1, 2016 through March 1, 2017. The CAADC is an evidence-based certification developed by IC&RC that includes an emphasis on identifying, diagnosing, and/or treating co-occurring substance use, mental health, and physical health disorders. Its content has been updated to reflect the Master’s level counselor’s competency in not only addiction, but also co-occurring disorders.  If you are currently certified through DCB the process will be streamlined. The instructions for current CADC’s and CCDP’s are included in the application.


For more information, and requirements, please review the CAADC Application


DCB Career Ladder

The Delaware Certification Board (DCB) has developed an outline for the general requirements for certification, as well as the requirements to obtain other credentials. DCB offers credentials that help a professional progress along a career ladder. While some professionals may choose to stay at a certain level, progression through the ladder comes with the proper experience, education and examination. Professionals may begin wherever their current experience and education level permit. For more detailed information, click here.


Renew your certifications quickly and easily online. Fill out the entire recertification application, make payment and submit to DCB. Recertification Application - PDF

Who We Are

The Delaware Certification Board is an organization which offers voluntary state-level credentialing to alcohol and other drug abuse professionals.  The Board, compromised of certified professionals throughout the state, implements standards and testing for certification of addiction professionals.

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Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional

The Delaware Department of State, Division of Professional Regulation offers licensure for chemical dependency professionals.  One of the licensure requirements is to hold a current and valid CADC credential issued by DCB.  For more information on becoming a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional, click here.


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