The designations issued by professional associations can further enhance your career potential. An employer may choose to request a designation as part of an employment condition, but it is not a regulation for the addiction field.
Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
Diploma in Professional Addiction Studies is pre-approved by the CACCF as
meeting the core educational requirements towards the ICADC or CCAC
Certificate in Professional Addiction Studies may be used on a course by course
basis towards the specific skill and knowledge categories required for ICADC or
CCAC certifications if you have previous related education that you are able to
combine. Contact the CACCF for details.
advised that the educational component is one of the requirements towards
certification. Visit the CACCF website for the full requirements.
NEW Associate Addiction
This entry level certificate is
intended for students, counsellors in training, or new graduates working
towards completing their CCAC or ICADC certification.
To be an Associate Addiction
Counsellor you must be attending, or have completed, education in a pre-approved program. The Professional Addiction Studies Certificate and Diploma
are pre-approved programs.
For more information on the ICADC/CCAC certifications, visit:
Phone: (866) 624-1911
In all cases, students register with CCE at the course level (i.e. when registering in a course offered by CCE). In most cases, students must also register at the program level with the association or institute.
It is the responsibility of the students to comply with the program admission and course requirements of the professional association or institute. Each organization has its own requirements regarding application, admission, program and membership. Students should contact the organization for detailed information concerning their program.