At ICAM we know that you have many different choices for addictions counselor certifications and continuing educational requirements. Our expansive training portfolio allows you to take the training you need or the CEU’S you need, in the comfort of your own home and on your time. Everything we offer is a self study option, or live online webinars.
Our Certified Addictions Counselor Training and Education Program will prepare you to have a great rewarding career in an industry that is booming and hiring new certified and trained substance use disorder counselors at a fast past. Since COVID, the demand for addictions counselors has skyrocketed by over 40% according to SAMSHA. That means the job possibilities are endless, but you must have the training to be able to provide the services. At ICAM, you will be at the forefront of helping others with their drug and alcohol addictions. Once enrolled in our program, you will receive 445 hours of online self-study education necessary to understand how to counsel clients with addictions in all of the required domains. This is the CORE training that you need to sit for state and providence exams. If you do not need all 445 hours, you can purchase courses individually to fulfill the specific needs of your company, job, state, or providence. We do recommend that you take all of the hours and print the manuals for reference.
Most addictions and mental health counselors will work in a professional addiction treatment rehabilitation setting, a hospital, a mental health facility, for a church or religious organization, or for a nonprofit environment. You can also elect to go into private practice and see clients in person or online. We can prepare you for all the job roles and functions you will encounter as a certified (or licensed) addictions counselor, wherever you choose to work.
A handful of states require a state license: Texas, NY, NJ, Utah, and Colorado. Each of these states has specific requirements in terms of education that you need to meet before the exam boards. In all other states, there is no governmental guidance, but each state has a private board that governs them, and you can sit for those exams. You need a minimum of high school education to sit for those exams. You can also elect to sit for the IC&RC, the international private voluntary board. Our training provides you with the tools, training, required hours, and exam readiness you will need for both.
There are no governmental rulings, guidance, or requirements for a certified addictions counselor at this time in Canada. The CACCF Board is a private, voluntary board that you can elect to take an exam through and receive their credential. You can also elect to sit for the IC&RC, the international private voluntary board. Our training provides you with the tools, training, required hours, and exam readiness you will need for both.
Each country has its own set of guidelines but no standard government requirements. You can elect to sit for the IC&RC, the international private voluntary board. Our training provides you with the tools, training, required hours, and exam readiness you will need for both.
NAADAC Provider Number #230248
NAADAC Approved Education Providers offer training and education for those who are seeking to become certified/licensed, for those who want to maintain their certification/license at the state or national level, for those who want to add to their education, and for those from other disciplines who want to learn more about substance use and co-occurring disorders.
Individuals participating in educational programs offered by NAADAC Approved Education Providers are assured that the continuing education (CE) hours provided for each course will be accepted toward national credentialing by the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP), as well as many of the individual state licensing/certification bodies in the addiction and other helping professions.
The NAADAC Approved Education Provider logo signifies that an organization has voluntarily opened its educational programs to examination by the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP) for content applicability to state, national, and international certification standards. This rigorous review process ensures that learners receive a consistent, reliable, and quality learning experience that is applicable to their careers and advances their understanding of addiction and co-occurring disorders-related issues.
ADACBGA CE Provider Number: 2021-10-002
Texas Certification Board – Provider Number: 2082-21