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.