Initial CATC Certification

$185.00

You can apply for Initial Certification if you have already passed the CATC Examination AND you have completed the required 2,240 clinical experience hours. If you still need to take the CATC Exam, please submit the CATC Exam Eligiblity Application.

Do not submit the Initial Certification Application if you do not meet all requirements.

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Description

The 2,240 clinical supervision hours must meet all of the following requirements:
1. You must hold valid registration with a Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)approved AOD certifying organization during the entire period you are claiming hours. No hours can be counted before you held registration, or during any period your registration was expired or lapsed.
2. Hours must be completed in a Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) licensed and/or certified AOD program.
3. Hours must be supervised by a licensed or certified clinical supervisor whose certification or license must remain valid the entire period they are supervising you.
4. You cannot complete more than 2,080 hours in a one (1) calendar year period. Hours cannot be completed in less than fourteen (14) months.

ACCBC Career Ladder: The honorary CATC (I, II, III, IV, V, N) tiered system is designed to signify your higher level of education to employers and clients. The education requirements (in addition to the minimum 315 hours of AOD specific coursework) for each honorary CATC tier level are as follows:

CATC – Counselor has met the minimum ACCBC and DHCS requirements for AOD certification.

CATC I – Counselor has a Certificate of Completion from a thirty (30) semester unit (minimum) approved Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD)/Addiction Studies or Alcohol and Drug Studies (ADS) Community College Program .

CATC II – Counselor has an Associate Degree, in addition to meeting the minimum ACCBC and DHCS requirements for AOD certification. Degree must be from a regionally accredited college/university and must be in Addiction Studies or a related behavioral health/behavioral science field.

CATC III – Counselor has a Bachelor’s Degree, in addition to meeting the minimum ACCBC and DHCS requirements for AOD certification. Degree must be from a regionally accredited college/university and must be in Addiction Studies or a related behavioral health/behavioral science field.

CATC IV – Counselor has a Master’s Degree, in addition to meeting the minimum ACCBC and DHCS requirements for AOD certification. Degree must be from a regionally accredited college/university and must be in Addiction Studies or a related behavioral health/behavioral science field.

CATC V – Counselor has a Doctoral Degree, in addition to meeting the minimum ACCBC and DHCS requirements for AOD certification. Degree must be from a regionally accredited college/university and must be in Addiction Studies or a related behavioral health/behavioral science field.

CATC N – Counselor has a Nursing Degree, in addition to meeting the minimum ACCBC and DHCS requirements for AOD certification. Degree must be from a regionally accredited college/university and must be in Addiction Studies or a related behavioral health/behavioral science field.