Upon completion of initial CDCA certification (Phase I), individuals must complete at least 30 additional hours of training in chemical dependency counseling within 13 months. Training must be specific to 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.


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