Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional
New Update (7/1/2020): Preregistering and Testing has resumed. There are limited spots, so please register as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Bolan: [email protected] or Anisa Pacapac-Marquez: [email protected]
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/). Qualified counselors certified in Hawaii have reciprocity with other IC&RC member boards, as indicated by HAR 11-177.1.
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 (subject to change).
All Renewals will be reviewed as received.
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
Certified Prevention Specialist
Certified Clinical Supervisor
Certified Criminal Justice Professional
|Certified Program Administrators
CSAC 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) -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
RECIPROCITY INTO ADAD: Addiction professionals certified by an IC&RC member board who relocated to Hawaii may transfer their credential to ADAD using the reciprocity process. To begin the reciprocity process, certified addiction professionals must contact their current credentialing board and request a reciprocity application. Upon completion of the reciprocity application by both the certified addiction professional and the current credentialing board and upon receipt of this information by ADAD. ADAD will review your application and advise if additional requirements need to be obtained before becoming a Hawaii Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). credential. Information regarding the Reciprocity Process to Other IC&RC Member Boards (PDF)
OVUII ASSESSOR’S LISTING
Effective 10/01/2017, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division will be maintaining a list of Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC) who would like to perform mandatory assessments of those charged with Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant (OVUII). This would be done as a private enterprise, typically on a client self-pay basis. For more information or for an application to be placed on this list contact the [email protected] – (808) 692-7518. All existing assessors need to contact ADAD to remain on the list.
Click here to download the CSAC Application for Drivers Education/Independent Assessor (PDF). – NEW
SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROFESSIONAL (SAP):
To register as a Substance Abuse Professional under Dept. of Transportation rules, go to www.saplist.com. If you qualify as a SAP, please notify ADAD at (808) 692-7518.
Effective July 1, 2017, Computer-based testing fee: $125.00 for all certifications.
Please email ADAD if you have any questions regarding certification @ [email protected]
Hawaii Administrative Rule 11-177.1 Administrative Rules (PDF)
Hawaii Department of Health
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
601 Kamokila Blvd. Room 360
Kapolei, Hawai’i, 96707