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The Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey’s primary function is the education, certification and testing of addiction 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

Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC ) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor(CADC) applicants must fill out and submit an application to the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, Marriage and Family Board, Alcohol and Drug Counseling Committee. More information and applications at njconsumeraffairs.gov/adc/Pages/applications.aspx.

The Certification Board  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.

Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic our office is currently Scheduled Test Applicants and Scheduled appointments only and not accepting any Walk Ins in person. All contact must be handled through email at the email addresses below or sent through mail. You may also drop off any application or items in our mailbox outside our office building.


Temporary Certifications to Alcohol and Drug Counselor Interns. This process has just been extended to June 30, 2021. Check the DCA-ADCC site for further information.

The Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee of NJ is issuing  these temporary certifications which are not offered by the Certification Board. We cannot answer questions about them at this time. Please see CADC Temporary Certification from the DCA-ADCC  for more info.

Waiver of In-Person Continuing Education Requirements

NJ is temporarily suspending rules that require in-person continuing education  Read the complete email from Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs for more details.


Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications during the  Health Emergency

Office for Civil Rights will exercise its enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties for noncompliance with the regulatory requirements under the HIPAA Rules against covered health care providers in connection with the good faith provision of telehealth during the emergency.  See the communication from The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for details and suggestions on telehealth.

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.