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CAC TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

 

CAC I

CAC classes are OBH approved for Level I, II, III
CAC requirements
CLASSES FOR CAC I, II, III students with a high school diploma or a bachelors degree
Clinical Masters degree requirements see below
High school diploma/GED

 

  • Addiction Counseling Skills (21 hours)

  • Client Record Management (14 hours)

  • Principles of Addiction Treatment (21 hours)

  • Ethics I: Ethics and Jurisprudence (14 hours)

  • Culturally Informed Treatment (14 hours)

  • Infectious Diseases in Addiction Treatment (14 hours)

  • Pharmacology I (14 hours)

  • Total training hours = 112 (1000 hours of clinically supervised work experience and 3 hours of clinical supervision* per month for full time work)

CAC II

High school diploma/GED
National Exam
CAC I training plus, see below

 

  • Ethics II (14 hours)Prerequisite is Ethics

  • Motivational Interviewing (21 hours) Prerequisite is Addiction Counseling

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (14 hours)

  • Group Counseling Skills (21 hours)

  • Pharmacology II (14 hours) Prerequisite is Pham I

  • Clinical Assessment and Treatment Planning (14 hours) Prerequisite is Client

  • Record Mgmt

  • Co-Occurring Disorders (14 hours)

  • Trauma Informed Care Diverse Populations (14 hours)

  • Total training hours = 126 (Additional 2000 hours of clinically supervised work = 3000 hours 3 hours of clinical supervision* per month for full time work)

CAC III

Bachelors Degree
National Exam
CAC II Certification plus, see below

 

  • Clinical Supervision I (21 hours)

  • Clinical Supervision II (14 hours) Prerequisite is Clinical Supervision I and Advanced Motivational Interviewing

  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing (14 hours) Prerequisite is Motivational Interviewing

  • Professional Practice (7 hours)

  • Total training hours = 56 (Additional 2000 hours of clinically supervised work = 5000 hours 2 hours of clinical supervision* per month for full time work.

THE FULL OPERATING LEVEL APPLICANT SHALL MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TRAINING CRITERIA

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION FOR A CAC II WITH A MASTERS OR DOCTORATE DEGREE IN THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SCIENCES :

  • Principles of Addiction Tx (21 hours)

  • Infectious Diseases in Addiction Treatment (14 hours)

  • Pharmacology I (14 hours)

  • Pharmacology II (14 hours–Prerequisite is Pharmacology I)

  • Motivational Interviewing (21 hours)

  • Group Counseling Skills (21 hours)

  • Professional Ethics II (14 clock hours)

    • Completion of 2000 hours of work experience in the addiction treatment field with direct clinical supervision by a CAC III, LAC or other qualified supervisor* at a minimum of two hours per month for full time work

    • Passage of a national examination sponsored by NAADAC—the MAC exam is recommended. Principles of Addiction Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, Group Counseling Skills and Professional Ethics II may qualify for academic equivalent

    • The applicant must meet all the requirements listed above for CAC II, plus the requirements listed below

  • Clinical Supervision I (21 clock hours)

  • Clinical Supervision II (14 clock hours–Prerequisite is both Advanced Motivational Interviewing and Clinical Supervision II)

  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing (Prerequisite is Motivational Interviewing)

    • Completion of 3000 total hours of work experience in the addiction treatment field with direct clinical supervision by a CAC III, LAC or other qualified supervisor* at a minimum of two hours per month for full time work

    • National exam sponsored by NAADAC–the MAC exam is recommended

    • Advanced Motivational Interviewing may qualify for academic equivalent

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