Illinois Licensing Overview for a Substance Abuse Counselor
Licensing for a substance abuse counselor in Illinois is controlled by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation – Professional Counselor.
General Guidelines for a Substance Abuse Counselor in Illinois
Specific requirements to perform substance abuse counselor services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.
Who’s allowed to perform these services?
Substance Abuse Counselor
General requirements for a substance abuse counselor license?
• Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) – high school diploma or GED, 4,000 hours of paid counseling experience over the past four years, and 150 hours of supervised practical experience.
• Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Counselor (CRADC) – complete 300 training hours and pass the state-administered CRADC exam and the IC&RC reciprocal exam.
• Certified Supervisor Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CSADC) – 10,000 hours of counseling experience within the past seven years, including 300 hours of supervised practical experience and 350 training hours.
• Certified Advanced Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Counselor (CAADC) – requires a master’s degree in a behavioral science from an accredited school. Complete 2,000 hours of paid counseling work, 2,000 hours as a clinical supervisor, 300 hours of supervised practical experience, and 180 training hours.
What’s the state licensing site for a substance abuse counselor?
What are some training programs available for a substance abuse counselor?
How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?
Renews every two years
What are fees associated with licensing?