CDCA Series

CDCA training

CDCA - Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistance Series

What is the Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant certification?

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 40 hours of chemical dependency specific education in the following areas:

  • Addiction Knowledge (5 hours)
  • Treatment Knowledge (9 hours)
  • Professionalism (6 hours)
  • Evaluation (3 hours)
  • Service Coordination (4 hours)
  • Documentation (3 hours)
  • Individual Counseling (5 hours)
  • Group Counseling (5 hours)

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 for Phase II of the certification, visit Ohio Chemical Dependency Board.

For more information, go to Phase I or Phase II.