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The Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor* is a seasoned substance abuse counseling professional who has completed additional educational and experience requirements in the field of substance abuse counseling to earn the title of Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. The certification is available to those who have completed all of the Substance Abuse Counselor certification requirements, and have demonstrated completion of an additional 3000 hours of supervised counseling experience, passage of the Case Presentation Method/Oral Examination of the IC&RC, and a minimum of an associate's degree in a behavioral science.

Effective December 15, 2006, applicants for any level of certification as a clinical supervisor must demonstrate at least 1 year of full-time practice as Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor or a master's level credential holder under Chapter 457 (ICSW; APSW; LMFT; MFT-in Training; PC-in Training) with the AODA specialty.

*Note: Those individuals who formerly held Wisconsin Certification Board credential of CADC III transferred to the Department of Safety and Professional Services as a certified Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor

The Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor Certification is a reciprocal credential recognized by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium.

updated 4/13

Licensing Authority:
WI Department of Safety and Professional Services
Division of Professional Credential Processing
1400 E. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
(608)266-2112   (608)261-7083 fax


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