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.

Certification Announcements

Administrative Rules (PDF)

Important Dates for Certification Testing (PDF)

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) General Application

General Information for Applicants (PDF)
General Application Instructions (PDF)
General Application Form (PDF)
Code of Ethics Statement (PDF)
Code of Ethics (PDF)
12 Core Functions of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (PDF)
Work Experience Verification Record(PDF)
CSAC Suggested Reading (PDF)
Ready to Test Homepage

Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) 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)
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

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)
CPS Renewal Application (PDF)
CCS Renewal Application (PDF)
CCJP Renewal Application (PDF)
CCDP-D Renewal Application (PDF)
CSAPA Renewal Application (PDF)
LCSW, LMFT, APRN, LMHC, Licensed Psychologist, MD Renewal Application (PDF)

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)
CSAC Application for Those Who are Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors or Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (PDF)

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