Welcome to the Addiction Professionals Certification Board


  • All CADCs and LCADCs must complete either a 6-hour or 3-hour DCA-ADCC pre-approved, synchronous legal renewal class by July 31, 2024. Click for complete details and available trainings.                                        
  •  For those who are unable to complete the 3-hour or 6-hour legal standard course before August 31, 2024, they need to request an extension to the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee. The request should provide the Committee with the date of when their course will take place and the provider – for example:  NJPN or Cert Board on September 1, 2024.  Once a certificate holder or licensee has completed the applicable course, the certification should be either uploaded to their profile via the licensee portal or emailed to the ADCC staff at: email hidden; JavaScript is required


The Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey’s primary function is the education, certification and testing of addiction, prevention and peer specific mental health professionals in the State of New Jersey as well as internationally in partnership with the IC&RC. Learn more about the Certification Board

The Certification Board, Inc. (APCB, Inc.)  provides the Transcript Review   and the Written and Oral Exams for the LCADC and CADC. All other applications and re-certifications are handled via Certemy. Please see our applications page for more details.

Entry to our office is restricted to only Scheduled Test Applicants and Scheduled appointments only. We cannot welcome any “Walk Ins” due to space limitations for those taking their exams.

All initial and recertification applications are available on our Certemy website  click here

Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC ) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor(CADC)  applicants must fill out and submit an online application. See details.

Prior to renewing an LCADC or CADC  one  must complete the mandatory three-hour of legal standards course. See details.

Persons holding a Master’s degree who, after having their course content evaluated, need additional hours to satisfy the 270 hours requirement, must complete all the remaining hours through a synchronous/interactive training experience, that is the courses must be taken either LIVE in-person or LIVE virtually (ie: ZOOM platform). Asynchronous (online) coursework for any of the remaining/required courses that were not waived by the course content review is not acceptable as  of April 23, 2021 determined the DCA-ADCC Committee.

Changes in IC&RC “ADC” Reciprocity
This affects all Reciprocity for NJ LCADC’s that have passed both the Written and Oral Exams as well as all the CADC’s, who had to pass both exams required to obtain NJ CADC and maintain an active license or certification from the New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Counseling Committee. Learn more about new reciprocity procedures.

All of The Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey’s (The Certification Board’s) income is generated by fees related to certification of Addiction and Peer Specific Mental Health Professionals. In order to keep fees as reasonable as possible, The Certification Board has limited staffing resources to answer individual questions.