Addictions Counselor in USA and Canada

Canadian Addictions Counselor Training with The Addictions Academy is 350 hours and fully self-study so that you can sit for the CACCF Providence exams. Have you always wanted to help others with drug and alcohol issues? Not sure where to start or what you need to get your certification in counseling through the Canadian Addiction Counselor Certification Federation (CACCF) or in the states through IC&RC? We are able to offer you the core classes that are accepted by the certification boards that you need to sit for exams under.

There are 350 hours you need to be a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) or Certified Addictions Professional (CAP). We cover all 9 domains and provide the training. Once you complete the training and meet their criteria,  you can sot for your state or providence exam. Let us train you today!

The CACCF promotes, certifies and monitors the competency of addiction specific counsellors in Canada using current and effective practices, which are internationally recognized.

You need hours of training and we have it (and you can learn from home in your PJ’S!). Canadian Addictions Counselor Training with The Addictions Academy is fully accredited as a core provider for the CACCF in Canada and the IC&RC over boards.

The Addictions Academy is the largest education provider of addiction studies classes in the world. We are in 25 countries and have trained over 10,000 people in counseling, recovery coaching, intervention classes, and more. We are affordable and accessible to you.

Our 350 hour Core Course Program contains the following training hours:

  1. Clinical Evaluation: 35 hours
  2. Treatment Planning: 30 hours
  3. Counseling: 50 hours
  4. Case Management and Referral: 15 hours
  5. Client, Family and Community Education: 15 hours
  6. Documentation: 15 hours
  7. Ethical and Professional Responsibilities: 30 hours
  8. Understanding Addiction/Treatment Knowledge: 80 hours
  9. Application to Practice/Professional Readiness: 80 hours

We offer each class separately or you can purchase the entire bundle at a discount.

Need to get clients? Call about our marketing video series that will teach you how to get clients.

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What degree do I need to be an addictions counselor? The minimum is a high school education that is required by certain states or Providences. Some states have started requiring that you have a bachelor’s degree, however, this is to sign off on paperwork and bill insurance, you will need to check with the specific location.

Can I make money as an addictions counselor? Yes. Pay rates vary from job employment at a drug rehab to private practice. It depends on the degree, location, and workload.

Do I need to be licensed as an addictions counselor? No, not in all areas. Some states like NJ, Colorado, Utah, and NY require that you obtain a license, other states like Florida and countries like Canada have a certification board that governs your credential. Once you complete the training, the internship, and the hours you can sit for their credentialed exams.

How many educational hours do I need to sit for the addiction counselor exams? There are some exams that require 280 hours up to 350 hours of training, it depends on the location of the credential by the state in the USA or Canada.

Want to see the Canadian CACCF and IC&RC requirements? Click HERE

We are listed on the CACCF site for the CEU provider and the Core provider (counselor at 350 hours) HERE