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CAC I

CAC classes are OBH approved for Level I, II, III

CAC requirements

CLASSES FOR CAC I, II, III students with a high school diploma or a bachelors degree

Clinical Masters degree requirements see below

High school diploma/GED


  • Addiction Counseling Skills (21 hours)
  • Client Record Management (14 hours)
  • Principles of Addiction Treatment (21 hours)
  • Ethics I: Ethics and Jurisprudence (14 hours)
  • Culturally Informed Treatment (14 hours)
  • Infectious Diseases in Addiction Treatment (14 hours)
  • Pharmacology I (14 hours)
  • Total training hours = 112 (1000 hours of clinically supervised work experience and 3 hours of clinical supervision* per month for full time work)
CAC II

High school diploma/GED

National Exam

CAC I training plus, see below


  • Ethics II (14 hours)Prerequisite is Ethics
  • Motivational Interviewing (21 hours) Prerequisite is Addiction Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (14 hours)
  • Group Counseling Skills (21 hours)
  • Pharmacology II (14 hours) Prerequisite is Pham I
  • Clinical Assessment and Treatment Planning (14 hours) Prerequisite is Client
  • Record Mgmt
  • Co-Occurring Disorders (14 hours)
  • Trauma Informed Care Diverse Populations (14 hours)
  • Total training hours = 126 (Additional 2000 hours of clinically supervised work = 3000 hours 3 hours of clinical supervision* per month for full time work)
CAC III

Bachelors Degree

National Exam

CAC II Certification plus, see below


  • Clinical Supervision I (21 hours)
  • Clinical Supervision II (14 hours) Prerequisite is Clinical Supervision I and Advanced Motivational Interviewing
  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing (14 hours) Prerequisite is Motivational Interviewing
  • Professional Practice (7 hours)
  • Total training hours = 56 (Additional 2000 hours of clinically supervised work = 5000 hours 2 hours of clinical supervision* per month for full time work)
The Full Operating Level Applicant shall meet all of the following training criteria:

Requirements for application for a CAC II with a Masters or Doctorate degree in the behavioral health sciences :
  • Principles of Addiction Tx (21 hours)
  • Infectious Diseases in Addiction Treatment (14 hours)
  • Pharmacology I (14 hours)
  • Pharmacology II (14 hours–Prerequisite is Pharmacology I)
  • Motivational Interviewing (21 hours)
  • Group Counseling Skills (21 hours)
  • Professional Ethics II (14 clock hours)
    • Completion of 2000 hours of work experience in the addiction treatment field with direct clinical supervision by a CAC III, LAC or other qualified supervisor* at a minimum of two hours per month for full time work
    • Passage of a national examination sponsored by NAADAC—the MAC exam is recommended. Principles of Addiction Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, Group Counseling Skills and Professional Ethics II may qualify for academic equivalent
    • The applicant must meet all the requirements listed above for CAC II, plus the requirements listed below
  • Clinical Supervision I (21 clock hours)
  • Clinical Supervision II (14 clock hours–Prerequisite is both Advanced Motivational Interviewing and Clinical Supervision II)
  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing (Prerequisite is Motivational Interviewing)
    • Completion of 3000 total hours of work experience in the addiction treatment field with direct clinical supervision by a CAC III, LAC or other qualified supervisor* at a minimum of two hours per month for full time work
    • National exam sponsored by NAADAC–the MAC exam is recommended
    • Advanced Motivational Interviewing may qualify for academic equivalent
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