Certification Organization Comparison Chart

Registration of the SUD Counselor

CADTP CCAPP CAADE
Application Application Application
Annual Renewal required Annual Renewal required Annual Renewal required
Annual submission of proof of progress towards certification (education attendance or work experience) Initial Registration: Requires an 9 hours Ethics & Boundaries course. Annual submission of proof of progress towards certification (education attendance or work experience). Show proof of qualified supervisor. Initial Registration: Requires an 9 hours Ethics & Boundaries course.
Annual completion of 3 hours of Ethics & 3 hours of Confidentiality Annual completion of 3 hours of Ethics/3 hours of Confidentiality

Initial Certification

CADTP CCAPP CAADE
Application Application Application
315 hours of formal Alcohol and Other Drug Education Official Transcripts required 315 hours of formal Alcohol and Other Drug Education Official Transcripts required 315 hours of formal Alcohol and Other Drug Education Official Transcripts required
160 hours of Internship 255 hours of Internship 250 Internship
2080 hours of work experience providing alcohol and drug treatment services 2080 hours of work experience providing alcohol and drug treatment with an associate degree in behavioral science or allied mental health   3000 hour of work experience providing alcohol and drug treatment services with a GED or high school diploma (includes 255 hours of Internship). 2240 hours of work experience providing alcohol and drug treatment services (includes 250 hours of Internship)
Pass IC/RC Exam pass with a minimum of 70% passing score Pass C&RC Exam with a minimum of 70% (500 out of 900) passing score Pass ACCBC Exam with a minimum of 70%

Substance Use Disorder Counselor 315 Educational Minimum Requirements

CADTP CCAPP CAADE
Introduction and Overview Introduction and Overview to Alcohol/Drug Studies/Co-Occurring Introduction to Alcohol/Drug Studies: An Overview
Physiology and Pharmacology Physiology and Pharmacology The Pharmacology and Physiological Effects of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Law and Ethics Law and Ethics Co-Occurring Studies Legal and Ethical Issues – offered as an elective
Case Management (12 Core Functions) Case Management (12 Core Functions) Treatment Modalities/Intervention, Treatment and Recovery (12 Core Functions)
Individual and Group Counseling Individual and Group Counseling Basic Counseling Skills
Personal Professional Growth Personal Professional Growth Field Studies & Seminar I
Practicum Course/Internship Practicum Course/Internship Field Studies & Seminar II

Bi-Annual Certification Renewal

CADTP CCAPP CAADE
Application Application
40 hours of continuing education in compliance with topics outlined in Title 9. 3 hours mandatory ethics and confidentiality. 50 hours of continuing education in compliance with topics outlined in Title 9 from a CCAPP approved provider. 6 hours’ mandatory ethics and confidentiality. *Must only complete 8 CEUs per day from online CE providers and can accept 10 hour from a non-approved provider. 40 hours of continuing education in compliance with topics outlined in Title 9. 9 hours mandatory ethics and confidentiality.