Counselor Certification Organizations

The Department of Health Care Services recognizes the following National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited organizations to register and certify alcohol and other drug counselors in California.  To become a certified counselor or to obtain further information regarding educational requirements for becoming an alcohol and other drug counselor in California, please contact any of the certifying organizations listed below:

California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE)
Accredited Program – Certified Addiction Treatment Counselors / expires 7/31/23
5230 Clark Ave, Ste 1

Lakewood, CA 90712
Phone: (707) 722-2331

CAADE Homepage
Email[email protected] 

California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP)
Accredited Program – Certified Alcohol & Other Drug Counselor / expires 6/30/23
1026 W. El Norte Pkwy. PMB 143

Escondido, CA 92026
Phone: (800) 464-3597
CADTP Homepage
Email[email protected]

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

Accredited Program – Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor II / expires 4/30/22

2400 Marconi Avenue

P.O. Box 214127
Sacramento, CA 95821
Phone: (916) 338-9460
CCAPP Homepage

Email: [email protected]