Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional

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:  Counselors certified in Hawaii have reciprocity with other IC&RC member boards.



Certified Substance Abuse Counselor 

 CSAC-General-Instructions-and-Application-Updated (PDF)

Code of Ethics for CSAC, CCS, CCJP and CSAPA (PDF)

Updated:  Work Experience Verification Record for Paid Hours Only (PDF)
Updated:  Work Experience Verification Record for Voluntary/Non-Paid (PDF)
CSAC Suggested Reading (PDF)
Ready to Test Homepage


Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) General Application 

CPS General Instructions and Application-Updated (PDF)

Code of Ethics for CPS (PDF)

Work Experience Verification Record (PDF)
CPS Suggested Reading (PDF)


Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) General Application 

CCS General Information and Application (pdf)

Work Experience Verification Record (PDF)
CCS Suggested Reading (PDF)


Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional 

CCJP-General Instructions and Application (pdf)

Work Experience Verification Record (PDF

CCJP Suggested Reading (PDF)


Renewal Applications

CSAC Renewal Application (PDF)
CPS Renewal Application (PDF)
CCJP Renewal Application (PDF)
CCS 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


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 6-8 weeks.

All Renewals will be reviewed as received.

Please Read This “Frequently  Asked  Questions” regarding Certification, Renewals and Training.  If you need further assistance regarding Certification/Renewals, and CE Hours, Please contact: [email protected].


Administrative Rules (PDF)


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


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