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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


February 14
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record*.

February 15
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

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

February 28
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 11
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 14 -20
Spring Break

March 21
Classes resume after Spring Break.

March 23
Registration opens for summer 2016 semester.

March 27
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.


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