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.
Temporary Certifications to Alcohol and Drug Counselor Interns.
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.
- Recertification: The CPRS, as well as all of the APCB, Inc. (Certification Board, Inc.) credentials,( CCS, CPS, ICADC, CDA, CRSP, CCJP, CJC, etc) allow all renewal hours in pre-approved distance learning courses, which can be found at this link: www.certbd.org/education/approvedproviders: See Distance Learning Section. Renewal requirements can be found on our Certemy link under applications: https://certbd.org/applications/ for those registered in the system.
- The Certification Board, Inc. will also accept Distance Learning on line courses listed within the DCA-ADCC Regulations for LCADC/CADC’s, for all of our recertification credentials as long as they course content fits within the specific Domains for credential: More details on Distance Learning on line courses listed for LCADC/CADC’s
- The LCADC or CADC, which are under the authority of the State of NJ,DCA-ADCC (https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/regulations/Chapter-34C-Alcohol-and-Drug-Counselors.pdf) has specific renewal requirements. You must contact them for questions about LCADC or CADC renewal requirements.
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.