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) an approved 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/). Student Registrants will be issued a Registered Addiction Counselor (RAC) registration credential.
2. Individual Registration is open to those individuals who:
a. Did not complete their Alcohol and Drug Studies/Addiction Studies (AOD/ADS) education at an approved AOD/ADS program and wish to certify with the ACCBC through the Education Equivalency process; or
b. Are not yet attending or have never attended an approved AOD/ADS program and would like to complete their clinical hours towards their initial CATC certification; or
c. Are no longer students, and did not complete an approved AOD/ADS program, and wish to be registered to complete their clinical hours for certification.
Individual Registrants will be issued a Registered Addiction Counselor (RAC) registration credential.
Intern Registrants will be issued an “-i” registration credential, which replaces the RAC for registrants that have passed the CATC Exam.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration renewal is the responsibility of each registered individual – the ACCBC does not send out renewal notices.
This situation best describes me:
I am currently 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 for the first time 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), and my current 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).
Per California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 9, Chapter 8, Subchapter 3, Section 13035(f)(1) and (2): “Registrants shall complete certification as an AOD counselor within five (5) years of the date of registration (with ANY Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) approved certifying organization)” and “the certifying organization may allow up to two (2) years additional time for a leave of absence due to medical problem or other hardship…”. No more than seven (7) total years of registration time from date of initial registration with any DHCS approved certifying organization will be allowed, in compliance with State regulations. Please see the Hardship Request Application if this applies to you.
Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California
5230 Clark Ave, Suite #6, Lakewood, CA, 90712
Phone: (800) 991-2997 Email: email@example.com Website: www.accbc.org