The Certification Board is using Certemy to process and track the following applications for these credentials:


All CCS, CPRS, CPS, CDA and CRSP professionals who were certified by the NJ Certification Board  should have an account at Use the email you registered with the Certification Board as your password.

Please note: There are 3 different CCS applications, based on:

  1. CCS- NJ Only (No LCADC) must have active NJ License in one of these -LPC, LCSW, LMFT, PhD, Psy D, etc.
  2. CCS – IC&RC Reciprocal-(Must have LCADC). You will need to have completed the four thousand hours (2 years) of supervisory experience and five years of experience in the Addiction field for this option.
  3. CCS- NJ Only: (Must have LCADC) but have not met IC&RC requirements (2 years CS experience + 5 years in addiction field.)

Recertification must be done within the Certemy system. Therefore if you have been certified within the last 2 years and cannot find your email/account in Certemy please use this form so that we can help you locate your account as quickly as possible.

The following Initial Applications  are currently available. Please note that once submitted , all application fees are non-refundable

  • Chemical Dependence Associate (CDA). Apply online at Certemy for CDA.
  • Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS). Email for app.
  • Certified Recovery Support Practitioner (CRSP). Apply online at Certemy for CRSP.
  • Associate Prevention Specialist (APS). Request application:
  • Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS). Requires exam *IC&RC reciprocal.
  •  Apply online at Certemy for CPS.
  • Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP)  Recertification Only in NJ. No longer IC&RC credential.
  • Criminal Justice Counselor (CJC) Request application:
  • International Certified Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor Application (ICAADC)  *IC&RC reciprocal (must live or work in New Jersey and hold an active New Jersey LCADC). You must first hold an active NJ LCADC at the  graduate level. This credential, like the ICADC, is only valid when your NJ LCADC is active. Requires passing the Advanced ICAADC Exam. Request Application:  
  • International Certified Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC)  *IC&RC reciprocal (must live or work in New Jersey and hold an active New Jersey CADC). The ICADC is based on your current LCADC/CADC in New Jersey. To qualify for the ICADC, you must have renewed your LCADC or CADC (currently  through July 2018) and have passed the IC&RC written and oral examinations if you were licensed or certified by the DCA-M&F Board after 2005. If your New Jersey license expires, or is terminated for any reason, your ICADC will become invalid. Request application

Please follow instructions as completely as possible and contact us if additional clarification is needed.

Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LCADC/CADC) must contact the DCA – ADCC Committee at The Certification Board only provides transcript review using our transcript review request for LCADC/CADC form (pdf).

You must also complete a separate registration form for those credentials requiring exams. Register in the Testing Section on this website.

Initial Applications for certification need to be reviewed and the Board needs time to perform its due-diligence duty, therefore  cut-off dates for submission of Initial Applications are  of the first day of the month preceding board meetings.

Board Meetings are generally held the third Friday of March, June, September and December. To assure that your application is reviewed, make sure your initial application is received by the Board  no later than  the first of the month preceding  the Board meeting. Late arrivals may  be acted on at the discretion of the board.

  • February 1 or earlier applications will be reviewed at the March Board Meeting
  • May 1 or earlier applications will be reviewed at the June Board Meeting
  • August 1 or earlier applications will be reviewed at the September Board Meeting
  • November 1 or earlier applications will be reviewed at the December Board Meeting.

*All IC&RC reciprocal applicants must either work or live in New Jersey a minimum of 51% of the time.

Please follow instructions as completely as possible and contact us if additional clarification is needed.