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Transfer to a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor - Certified Addiction Specialist (CADC-CAS)





As of January 1, 2017 this credential is not offered to new candidates. However, for those renewing or transferring, it is valid and recognized by DHCS and employers.






CADC-CAS Minimum Requirements:

  • 160 Hours direct supervised training
  • 2080 Hours of supervised experience
  • 155 Hours of formal classroom education in SUD studies per TAP 21
  • Signed CCAPP Code of Conduct for Credentialed Alcohol and Drug Professionals
  • Signed State of California AOD Counselor Code of Conduct
  • Signed CADC-CAS Scope of Practice

How to transfer your certification:

To transfer your registration from another organization using our online application, click "transfer my certification".

 *This does not extend your expiration date, you will be required to renew on your current expiration date.

Requirements for CADC-CAS renewal application:

  • Completed CADC-CAS renewal application
  • Completion of 50 hours of CEUs including six hours in ethics and confidentiality
  • Signed CCAPP Code of Conduct for Credentialed Alcohol and Drug Professionals
  • Signed State of California AOD Counselor Code of Conduct
  • Signed CADC-CAS Scope of Practice
  • Payment of $100

 *If CADC-CAS status expired more than 30 days, applicant must complete all initial renewal requirements and submit with $100 renewal fee and a $70 late fee = $170

Important things you need to know about the CADC-CAS application:

  • Applying to renew a CADC-CAS does not include Membership; Membership is separate from certification - for more information on becoming a CCAPP Member, please click here.
  • CCAPP welcomes transfers! Please have a copy of your previous certification ready to upload with your application.

Application Processing Times

Application processing times can take up to 30 days. All steps in an application must be submitted in full, must be complete, and must be accurate. An application is complete when every step has a green bubble. A green bubble with a white checkmark means CCAPP staff have verified and approved that step. Any step that is rejected will have a red bubble and must be corrected by the applicant. The processing time will be delayed and not resume until the applicant corrects the rejected step and re-submits all/any rejected steps.

Certemy User Tips

  • Do not use multiple email accounts. If you need to change your email address, see below.

  • Do not use your work email address. Accessing your Certemy account if you change jobs will become difficult, especially if you forget your password. Changing your email address is not a simple process and takes time. Avoid delays by using a personal email address.

  • When opening a new application, do not use alternate email accounts. Re-enter the exact same information (name, email address, password) you submitted for the original application.

  • Email or other profile changes must either be submitted through our [Contact Us] section or relayed to CCAPP personnel directly through a phone call or direct email.

  • Password resets are done through the Certemy login portal with the [Forgot password?] button.

  • Name changes are done in account by selecting the [profile details] link from the profile icon in the top right.

  • Be precise in your spelling: your documents are printed according to the information you provide.

  • If you require assistance, use our information request form.


Begin Transfer Applications Here

***Note: This is not your last step. Before your current expiration date occurs, you must renew your registration. Information can be found here.***


Feel free to request more information, by using our information request form.