Steps to earn the CDAAC Certificate
"Christian Drug, Alcohol & Addictions Counselor"
Dual Credential - Christian CDAAC Certificate / CCAPP State Certification
Please send all inquiries and tuition and fee payments to:
P.O. Box 326
Yucaipa, CA. 92399
Steps for the Dual Credential
The CDAAC Christian Certificate & The CCAPP State Approved Counselor Certification
The student pursuing a State of CA approved certification will need, in addition to the CDAAC, to complete an internship within a CA DHCS licensed or certified treatment facility and pass the state approved CCAPP IC&RC exam. The following are required:
- Successfully complete the CDAAC Certificate requirements (315 academic hours and a passing score on the CDAAC test) and receive the CDAAC certificate.
- Complete the required 9 hour basic bundle course and receive a passing score on the exam. This includes Professional and Ethical Standards of Case Management (3 hours); HIPAA, Privacy Rule and Confidentiality of Client Records (3 hours); and Analyzing Multiple Relationships between Counselor and Client (3 hours).
- Complete the required 3000 hours of work experience (must be completed in a licensed or certified AOD treatment facility). Applicants with an Associate Arts Degree in Behavioral Science or allied health profession will require 2080 hours of work experience. The person signing off on these hours must be a state licensed or certified AOD counselor or licensed professional.
- Complete the required 255 hour AOD field practicum. (must be completed in a licensed and certified AOD treatment facility). The person signing off on the practicum hours must be a state licensed or certified AOD counselor or licensed professional in a supervisor position.
- Pass the IC&RC ADC or AADC exam.
CSAC I Requirement
The student must register with ACADC and pay the entrance exam fee of $395.00 and complete the CSAC I Entrance Inventory. To register, the student must fill out and submit a completed application form and enroll to take the CSAC I Exam (included in the registration form). This exam is both our entrance inventory and our entry level certificate. This exam is not a pass/fail. It is designed to show us your level of spiritual understanding and let us know that you have a Christian worldview. If it appears to the inventory examiner that you need help in order to better understand certain principles, you will be contacted by an education counselor who will teach you the important areas one must be aware of to hold a Christian worldview as a counselor. Additionally you will register as an intern with CCAPP, a CA Approved Certifying Organizations.
Begin attending the required CDAAC classes to meet the 315 hour academic requirement
315 classroom hours pertaining to alcohol and others drug (AOD) classes are required. You can begin to attend classes at one of our institute location. If you have prior education, we will evaluate your transcripts and let you know what we can approve and what courses you will still need to take in order to meet all ACADC and CCAPP requirements.
Student Educational Counseling and Progress Accountability
Each student must schedule a counseling appointment with an ACADC Education Counselor or Administrator who will initiate a training progress file to track each student and make sure that all ACADC education and practicum requirements are met which include the following:
- Take and pass the CSAC I Entrance Inventory
- Complete the 9 hour AOD Basic Bundle course and receive a passing score on the exam. This must be successfully completed before starting an internship.
- Complete the 315 hour academic requirement.
- Affidavit verifying completion of 255 hours of AOD field practicum / or beginning the process of obtaining these required hours.
- Affidavit verifying completion of 3000/2080 hours of paid or volunteer work experience / or beginning the process of obtaining these required experience hours.
Required Fees for Dual Certificate Program
- Registration: $395.00 (due upon registration)
- Academic: $2605.00
A six month payment plan is available if needed.
Please Note: The final test and CCAPP portfolio fee are not included in the above figures. The student has five years to complete the process and will be required to pay for annual renewals and the final test fee at the time the test is scheduled.
COUNSELING MINISTRY DEGREES
New Gate College / ACADC Institute
Associate of Biblical Addictions Counseling
Upon completion of 60 hours of training, all students are eligible to undertake an approved counseling, ministry, or research project to earn an ACADC Institute Associates Degree in Christian Drug, Alcohol and Addictions Counseling. A transcript showing completion of an Associates Degree from another institution will be accepted for evaluation and can be applied towards completion of this degree.
Bachelor of Biblical Addictions Counseling.
Upon completion of 155 hours of classroom training, all students are required to complete an approved counseling, ministry, or research project to earn an ACADC Institute Bachelors Degree in Applied Drug, Alcohol and Addictions Counseling. A transcript showing completion of a Bachelors Degree from another institution will be evaluated and applied towards completion of this requirement.
Master of Biblical Addictions Counseling.
Upon completion of 60 hours of ACADC Institute post graduate courses the student is eligible to submit a Master Thesis contributing to the Drug, Alcohol, and Addictions counseling field. A transcript showing completion of a graduate degree from another institution will be evaluated and applied toward completion of this requirement.
Doctor of Biblical Addictions Counseling.
Requires a Bachelors Degree in any subject, 60 hours of post graduate study, an empirical research project using scientific research methodology validating the effectiveness of bible-based recovery programs, and evidencing spiritual fruit in furthering God-purposed ministry. This program requires the writing and publishing of a research dissertation that will help further Kingdom ministry, and a 75% or higher score on the CSAC1 Exam. A transcript showing completion of a graduate degree from another institution will be evaluated and applied toward completion of this requirement.
For further information please contact ACADC at 909-795-5655.