CDCA Series

CDCA training

CDCA - Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistance Series

The Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) certification was developed by the Ohio Chemical Dependency board to assist individuals in becoming credentialed to work in the addictions field. The CDCA certification is the first step in becoming a certified chemical dependency counselor. It requires chemical dependency specific education in the following areas:

  • Theories of Addiction
  • Counseling Procedures & Strategies with Addicted Populations
  • Group Process & Techniques
  • Assessment and Diagnosis of Addiction
  • Treatment Planning
  • Legal and Ethical Issues Pertaining to Chemical Dependency

Individuals with a CDCA certification can work with substance use clients under supervision in a variety of settings including behavioral health agencies, addiction and treatment centers.

For a complete list of requirements, visit Ohio Chemical Dependency Board.

More information on Phase I

More information on Phase II