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: www.internationalcredentialing.org/). Counselors certified in Hawaii have reciprocity with other IC&RC member boards.
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) General Application
Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) General Application
Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional
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].
Hawaii Department of Health
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
601 Kamokila Blvd. Room 360
Kapolei, Hawai’i, 96707