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Certified Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Counselor

Certified Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Counselor

Steps to Becoming a C.A.D.C.

If you're interested in continuing your study in Substance Abuse Counseling and plan to work toward state certification, visit www.iaodapca.org for more information about the Illinois Model for becoming a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor.

Guidelines for Attaining C.A.D.C. Certification

Upon completion of Oakton's Preparatory Certificate, meet the following requirements:

  • 7 classes
  • Praciticum 1 (300 hours)
  • Pass the ICRC exam
  • 2 - 4,000 hours of paid supervised work depending on your level of education

Upon completion of Oakton's Advanced Certificate, meet the following requirements:

  • 7 classes
  • Praciticum 1 (300 hours)
  • Praciticum I1 (300 hours)
  • Pass the ICRC exam

A minimum of an A.A.S. in a behavioral science or completion of the A.A.S. degree in Human Services with the Substance Abuse option is required to be eligible for the Advanced Certificate.

Contact IAODAPCA at 1.800.272.2632 when you are beginning your paid experience. You will have three years from the date of the application to complete your work experience.

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In spite of having a bachelor’s degree, Anita Taylor ’86 wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She found her niche at Oakton.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


January 12
Faculty return for spring 2015 semester.

January 16
Winterim classes end.

January 19
Martin Luther King holiday, College closed.

January 20
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

January 21
Winterim faculty grading due.

January 26
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

February 15
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

February 16
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 17
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

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