CDCA Phase I

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 Phase I certification is the first step in becoming a certified chemical dependency counselor. This initial CDCA certification is a preliminary certification and will be granted for 13 months. 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 I of the certification, visit Ohio Chemical Dependency Board.


How can Talbert House help?

Talbert House's ITD offers a CDCA Series for Phase I every quarter. This series matches 40 hours, 8 specific educational area requirements from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board. 

These trainings occur at Talbert House Executive Offices, 2600 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45206.


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If you register for all of Phase I, the total cost will be reduced from $730 to $550. Sign up for each training individually, enter promo code CDCAPHZ1 and an invoice will be manually created and sent to you. Payment will be accepted by cash, check, or credit card in full or with payments. For payment instructions, see FAQs.

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