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Become a LAADC*!

CCAPP invites you to become a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC*) and to join our campaign to pass Licensure in California

A Licensed Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor is the highest level on CCAPP's career path. With a master's degree, professional liability insurance, and standards equal or higher than licensing statutes in other states, the LAADC puts CCAPP counselors on par with other licensed disciplines in California. The Affordable Care Act is opening new avenues and the demand for licensed level counselors has never been higher. Don't wait for the California Legislature to recognize your qualifications, get licensed today! 






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 renewing the LAADC*:

  • Completed LAADC renewal application
  • Completion of 50 hours of CEUs including six hours in ethics and confidentiality
  • Signed CCAPP Code of Conduct for Licensed Advanced Alocohol & Drug Counselors
  • Signed State of California AOD Counselor Code of Conduct
  • Signed LAADC Scope of Practice
  • Payment of $200

 *If LAADC status expired more than 30 days, applicant must complete all initial renewal requirements and submit with $200 renewal fee and a $70 late fee = $270.


*LAADC is a non-governmental license

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 the LAADC Transfer Application 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.