Alcohol and Drug Abuse

– Substance Abuse Counselor Certification

In accordance with Hawaii Revised Statutes 321-193(10), the Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD), certifies substance abuse counselors and program administrators.

Hawaii is a member board of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc. (IC&RC/AODA). The IC&RC is a voluntary international organization comprised of substance abuse credentialing boards representing 41 states, the U.S. military, various Indian Health Service Organizations, and a range of countries. As a member board, Hawaii subscribes to the international standards prescribed by the IC&RC and published in the IC&RC guidelines (website: icrcaoda.org). Counselors certified in Hawaii have reciprocity with other IC&RC member boards.

PLEASE READ: Effective July 1, 2017, Computer-based testing fee: $125.00 for all certifications.
Processing Days:
Wednesday and 
Thursday: All new candidates, and work/education verification updates.
Due to the increase of candidates, respond time may take up to 4-6 weeks.

All Renewals will be reviewed as received.

Please Read This “Frequently  Asked  Questions” Regarding Certification and Training Before Proceeding to Any Applications!

Certification Announcements

Administrative Rules (PDF)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL CERTIFICATION TESTING FOR 2015 (PDF)

Information regarding the Reciprocity Process to Other IC&RC Member Boards (PDF)

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) General Application

Criteria for Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (PDF) -Revised 10/6/2017
Instructions for GENERAL APPLICATION for Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) Credential (PDF) -Revised 10/6/2017
12 Core Functions of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (PDF)
New:  Work Experience Verification Record for Paid Hours Only (PDF)
New:  Work Experience Verification Record for Voluntary/Non-Paid (PDF)
CSAC Suggested Reading (PDF)
Ready to Test Homepage
Reminder:
HARS Chapter 11-177.1 pertaining to work experience:  Work Experience is to be clinically supervised work experience providing direct alcohol and drug treatment services.

Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) General Application

General Application Information & Instructions (PDF)   Revised 7/13/2017
General Application Form (PDF)
Code of Ethics Statement (PDF)
Code of Ethics (PDF)
Prevention Performance Domains and Job Tasks (PDF)
Work Experience Verification Record (PDF)   Revised 7/13/2017
CPS Suggested Reading (PDF)

Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) General Application

General Application Information & Instructions (PDF)
General Application Form (PDF)
Code of Ethics Statement (PDF)
Code of Ethics (PDF)
Work Experience Verification Record (PDF)
CCS Suggested Reading (PDF)

Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP) General Application

General Application Information & Instructions (PDF)
General Application Form (PDF)
Code of Ethics Statement (PDF)
Code of Ethics (PDF)
Work Experience Verification Record (PDF)
CCJP Suggested Reading (PDF)

Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional-Diplomate (CCDP-D) General Application

*Applicants for the CCDP-D credential: Due to upcoming changes by IC&RC for the CCDP-D, credential, please contact the Certification Office of ADAD at 808-692-7518 BEFORE applying.

General Application Information & Instructions (PDF)
General Application Form (PDF)
Code of Ethics Statement (PDF)
Code of Ethics (PDF)
Work Experience Verification Record (PDF)
CCDP-D Suggested Reading (PDF)
CCDP-D Study Guide (PDF)

Renewal Applications

CSAC Renewal Application (PDF)    Revised 2/3/2017 
CPS Renewal Application (PDF)     Revised 10/4/2017
CCS Renewal Application (PDF)
CCJP Renewal Application (PDF)
CSAPA Renewal Application (PDF)
LCSW, LMFT, APRN, LMHC, Licensed Psychologist, MD Renewal Application (PDF) -Revised 10/6/2017

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Applications For Licensed Professionals or Program Administrators

Application for Certified Substance Abuse Program Administrator (PDF)
CSAC Application for Those Who Are Licensed Physicians or Psychologists (PDF) -Revised 10/6/2017
CSAC Application for Those Who are Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors or Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (PDF) -Revised 10/6/2017

Hawaii Department of Health
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
601 Kamokila Blvd. Room 360
Kapolei, Hawai’i, 96707
(808) 692-7506