Individual Registration applies to those who did not complete their ADS education at a CAADE accredited school and are certifying with CAADE through the equivalency process or those who are not attending school or have not attended a CAADE approved school but whould like to legally complete clinical hours towards initial certification. It is your intention to be registered for the purpose of becoming certified with CAADE a CATC in compliance iwth Title IX, Div. 4, Chapter 13035(f) of the CA Code of Regulations for Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification. Regulations require you become certified within five (5) years from the first date you officially register in California. You may request a two-year extension for hardship or extenuating circumstances.