Get Registered

We will be accepting registration soon.

Anyone working in a licensed AOD facility in California must register with one of the approved certifying bodies when beginning work (this includes volunteers and interns).

In order to volunteer, intern, or work in an Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facility, state law requires registration with a state certifying body (CCR, Section 13035 (f)). Individuals currently working or volunteering at a treatment center that are not registered are in violation and both the individual and their facility could face serious penalty. Once registered, individuals have five (5) years from the date of initial registration to become fully certified. An extension may be available – but not guaranteed – by submitting a Hardship Extension Application form in time to be evaluated.

Student Registration is open to all individuals enrolled in, or who have completed a community college or any accredited (post-secondary institution) Alcohol and Drug Studies/Addiction Studies program and have NOT yet passed the CATC exam. Applications for initial Student Registration must include a copy of unofficial transcripts that clearly show enrollment in a community college or any accredited (post-secondary institution) ADS program.

Individual registration is also open to all individuals who are enrolled in non-accredited programs and plan on meeting the equivalency requirements. Individuals not currently enrolled in a fully accredited ADS program will have their transcripts and coursework evaluated. They will be required to complete a 9 hour Laws & Ethics Orientation to ensure that all ACCBC registrants are educated to the state of California’s regulations and law in regard to addiction specific counseling. This requirement will remain in effect until each program has been individually and formally approved by the ACCBC that their curriculum meets ACCBC standards for registration. This requirement applies to Individual registration only.

Students and individuals may utilize the Supervised Hours Tracking Log (Excel).

Fill out applicable registration application form, pay fee online (see ACCBC payment page at coming soon) or either fax, email, or mail all required registration application form and documents (and payment payable to CAADE/ACCBC) to:

Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California

5230 Clark Ave, Suite #1, Lakewood, CA, 90712


Ph: (800) 991-2997 Fax: 562-275-3150.  Email:   Website: