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Counselor Training Requirements for CAC

 

Counselor Training Requirements For CAC I, II, III

 

(Revised 09-01-2010)

 

 
 
CAC I
High school diploma/GED
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  • Addiction Counseling Skills (21 hours)
  • Client Record Management (14 hours)
  • Principles of Addiction Treatment (21 hours)
  • Professional Ethics I: Ethics and Jurisprudence (14 hours)
  • Culturally Informed Treatment (14 hours)
  • Infectious Diseases in Addiction Treatment (14 hours)
  • Pharmacology I (14 hours)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Total training hours = 112
 
1000 hours of clinically      supervised work experience
 
3 hours of clinical supervision* per month for full time work
 
 
CAC II
High school diploma/GED
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CAC I training plus:
  • Professional Ethics II (14 hours) Prerequisite is Ethics I
  • Motivational Interviewing (21 hours) Prerequisite is Addiction Counseling Skills
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (14 hours)
  • Group Counseling Skills (21 hours)
  • Pharmacology II (14 hours) Prerequisite is Pharmacology I
  • Clinical Assessment and Treatment Planning (14 hrs) Prerequisite is Client Record Management
  • Co-occurring Disorders (14 hrs)
  • Trauma Informed Care for Diverse Populations (14 hrs)
 
 
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Total training hours = 126
 
Additional 2000 hours of clinically supervised work experience
 
3 hours of clinical supervision* per month for full time work
 
National Examination
 
CAC III
Bachelors Degree in a Behavioral Health Science
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CAC II Certification plus:
  • Clinical Supervision I (21 hours)
  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing (14 hours) Prerequisite is Motivational Interviewing
  • Clinical Supervision II (14 hours) Prerequisites are Advanced Motivational Interviewing and Clinical Supervision I
  • Professional Practice (7 hours)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Total training hours = 56
 
Additional 2000 hours of clinically supervised work experience
 
2 hours of clinical supervision* per month for full time work
 
National Examination