Get Registered

The three types of registration are:

1. Student Registration is open to individuals who have not taken/passed the CATC exam and who are currently enrolled in (or have completed) a Community College or any accredited (post-secondary institution) Alcohol and Drug Studies/Addiction Studies program (AOD/ADS) (for a list of approved programs, please refer to https://dev.caade.org/accreditation-of-colleges-career-track-programs/accreditedaodprograms/)

2. Individual Registration is open to those individuals who:

a. Did not complete their Alcohol and Drug Studies (AOD/ADS) education at a Community College or any accredited (post-secondary institution) AOD/ADS program and wish to certify with the ACCBC through the Education Equivalency process; or

b. Are not attending or have not attended a Community College or any accredited (post- secondary institution) AOD/ADS program and would like to complete their clinical hours towards their initial CATC certification; or

c. Are no longer students, did not complete an approved program, and wish to be registered to complete their clinical hours for certification.

3. Intern Registration is open only to those who have already passed the CATC examination but are not yet fully certified.

This situation best describes me:

I am registered with CAADE’s ACCBC and want to renew one of the three aforementioned registration types.

I have never been registered with a certifying organization and want to register with the ACCBC.


I was formerly registered with the ACCBC and want to reinstate my registration, and I am currently registered with another Certifying Organization (CO). My registration with the other CO is not expired.


I have never been registered with the ACCBC and I want to transfer my current, unexpired registration from another Certifying Organization (CO).


Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California

5230 Clark Ave, Suite #6, Lakewood, CA, 90712

Phone: (800) 991-2997  Email: office@accbc.org   Website: www.accbc.org