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CCAPP invites you to become a Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician - I (RADT-I)        

Athough you are still obtaining the education and experience you will need to advance in your profession, becoming a Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician (RADT) with CCAPP will give you instant recognition with employers and colleagues. Registering with CCAPP demonstrates your commitment to quality and your goal of becoming CCAPP certified!

Important Notice:

As of May 1, 2019, RADT renewal applicants are required to submit proof of completion of a minimum of 45 hours of AOD education towards certification each year. Continuing education hours do not count, and it must be 45 hours of primary education that goes towards 315 hours to be certified. Click here for a list of approved schools.


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“Employers want me to be registered, but becoming a Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician (RADT) is more than just a requirement for the job - it’s a commitment to reaching my certification goals. Being registered with CCAPP has opened doors I never knew existed. They want me to succeed as much as I do!”




Requirements for RADT initial application:

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  • Completion of an approved nine-hour Orientation Course consisting of ethics, professional boundaries, and confidentiality
  • Completed RADT Application
  • Signed CCAPP Code of Conduct for Credentialed Alcohol and Drug Professionals
  • Signed State of California AOD Counselor Code of Conduct
  • Signed RADT Scope of Practice
  • Copy of Driver's License
  • Payment of $50

If you would like to take the nine-hour course through CCAPP, click here.

Important things you need to know about the RADT application:

  • As of March 1, 2014, all individuals applying for registration to become a drug and alcohol counselor in California, prior to registering with any certifying organization, must complete a nine-hour orientation course consisting of three hours each of ethics, professional boundaries, and confidentiality approved by the certifying organization issuing the registration.
  • The nine hours of education specified in the orientation course shall not count toward fulfillment of the minimum 315 hours of alcohol and other drug education required to become certified with CCAPP.
  • Applying to be a Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician (RADT) does not include Membership; Membership is separate from registration - for more information on becoming a CCAPP Member, please click here.
  • State of California regulations requires that registrants become certified within five years of issue of registration. 

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.

Attention CCAPP Program Members!!!

Expedited RADT Initial Applications for CCAPP Program Members Only

To help build your team as we come out of the COVID-19 crisis, CCAPP will help get your new registrants registered without waiting regular processing times.

Effective immediately, CCAPP is now offering services to expedite RADT Initial applications for those professionals who work for a CCAPP Program Member.

Applications must be complete (indicated by all green bubbles), and be submitted with a 9-hour certificate from a CCAPP Approved Provider. Professionals will be required to fill out an Expedite Request Form and CCAPP will process their RADT Initial application within two (2) working days. Email form to [email protected].


Download Request Form

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 A New RADT Application

Return to Certemy to Resume an Existing Application

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