Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Substance Abuse Counselor Certification
In accordance with Hawaii Revised Statutes 321-193(10), the Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD), certifies substance abuse counselors and program administrators.
Hawaii is a member board of the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc. (IC RC/AODA). The IC RC is a voluntary international organization comprised of substance abuse credentialing boards representing 41 states, the U.S. military, various Indian Health Service Organizations, and a range of countries. As a member board, Hawaii subscribes to the international standards prescribed by the IC RC and published in the IC RC guidelines (website: icrcaoda.org). Counselors certified in Hawaii have reciprocity with other IC RC member boards.
Wednesday andThursday. All new candidates, and work/education verification updates.
Due to the increase of candidates, respond time may take up to 4-6 weeks.
All Renewals will be reviewed as received.
Please Read This Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Certification and Training Before Proceeding to Any Applications!
Administrative Rules (PDF)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL CERTIFICATION TESTING FOR 2015 (PDF)
Information regarding the Reciprocity Process to Other IC RC Member Boards (PDF)
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) General Application
Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) General Application
Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) General Application
Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP) General Application
Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional-Diplomate (CCDP-D) General Application
*Applicants for the CCDP-D credential: Due to upcoming changes by IC RC for the CCDP-D, credential, please contact the Certification Office of ADAD at 808-692-7518 BEFORE applying.
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Applications For Licensed Professionals or Program Administrators
Hawaii Department of Health
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
601 Kamokila Blvd. Room 360
Kapolei, Hawai’i, 96707