Arkansas - CADC/AODA Distance Learning CertificationTraining
CADC/AODA (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor) is the credential required in Arkansas to treat alcoholics and drug addicts. ICDS provides the mandatory 270 hour education to become certified and is approved by the Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board.
|Work Experience||3 years (6,000 hours) work experience under a certified or licensed behavioral healthcare professional*|
|Education||270 hour addiction counseling specific education|
|Practicum||300 hours paid or volunteer supervised practicum training in an addiction counseling environment|
|Test||IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor written examination|
For an outline of the distance learning program, please visit the distance learning page.
CADC/AODA Training Contact Information
- For more details about the certification process for the CDCA/AODA credential, visit the Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board
- For information about the distance learning program, such as tuition, curriculum, FAQ, etc., please visit the distance learning page
- To speak to an ICDS staff member about CADC/AODA training, submit a request for contact, or contact the ICDS administrative office: