Student Registration is open to individuals enrolled in, or who have completed, a CAADE accredited/approved Alcohol/Drug Studies Program and have not yet passed the CATC exam.
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.
- Within 24 hours (not counting weekends) after paying the $25 fee you will receive an email with a link to electronically complete and e-sign the form. Or you may access the form from the download section of My Account to send the old fashioned way or utilize the document upload page.
- For initial Student Registration, please include a copy of unofficial transcripts that clearly show enrollment in a CAADE accredited ADS program or your certificate of completion. You may upload scans to this website by visiting your document upload page or by clicking the link “my file uploads” from the menu at any time. You may also snail mail, fax, or email to the contact information on the form.
- Beginning April 1, 2015, those attending select addiction studies programs may register with CAADE as students. These programs include:
CSU Dominguez Hills
Loyola Marymount University
The Training Institute for Addiction Counselors
They will however be required to complete the 9 hour Laws & Ethics Orientation in order to ensure that all of CAADE’s registrants are educated to the state of California’s regulations and law in regards to addiction specific counseling. This requirement will remain in effect until each program has been individually and formally approved as a CAADE Career Track Program.