Accredited Education Provider
ACADC is a BIA & NAADAC accredited provider, approved to educate AOD Counselors leading to the dual CDAAC Christian Professional Certificate / RAS State Approved Certificate. The RAS credential is nationally accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies as required by the CA Dept of Alcohol and Drug Programs
The Association of Christian Alcohol & Drug Counselors is an education provider for Drug, Alcohol & Addictions Counselors first established in January of 1995 as a ministry of the Assembly of God, International and later established as a 501-C-3 Public Benefit Corporation in September 2002 for the purpose of training and equiping Drug, Alcohol & Addiction Counselors.
The Association of Christian Alcohol and Drug Counselors is accredited by BIA and NAADAC to provide the education required to earn the dual credential (CDAAC/RAS), the Certified Christian Professional Alcohol, Drug and Addictions Counselor and the Registered Addiction Specialist. ACADC's curriculum has been reviewed, approved and meets the requirements to teach the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's TAP 21 Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice.
How did the California Department of Alcohol & Drug Programs (ADP) select the counselor certifying organizations?
"The organizations were chosen because they certified alcohol and other drug (AOD) counselors at the time of the development of the regulations. These counselor certifying organizations are known to provide quality services, have a long standing relationship with the Department, and their curriculum is based on the “Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice”, TAP 21, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Reprinted 2002." From ADP Counselor Certification FAQ of February 2005.