ICDS has teamed up with Sober College, drug rehab center for young adults, to offer Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training classes in Woodland Hills (just North of Los Angeles), California. ICDS counselor training program is a NAADAC and CAADAC approved education provider. By taking classes through ICDS and Sober College, for one weekend a month, in 6 months you will complete the 315 required education hours (including the practicum hours) to become a certified drug and alcohol counselor in California.
Below are the steps needed to become a certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor in California (as outlined by CAADAC). By taking the Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training program through ICDS and Sober College you complete both the 315 hours required for Steps 1 and 2 below by attending class just one weekend a month for 6 months.
Your Path to Becoming a CADC (as outlined by CAADAC)
Step 1 : Complete the first six phases of CDC training (270 classroom hours)
Step 2: Volunteer in an addiction counseling environment that utilizes the 12 core functions of a drug and alcohol counselor (45 hours)
Step 3: Internship (255 hours)
Step 4: Schedule and Take Exam (www.caadac.org)
For More Information about Becoming a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor in California click the links below: