Community Training Center

 

Class Schedule

 

Class Descriptions

 

Directions

 

Registration Form

 

CAC Requirements

 

Additional Resources

 

Sign up here to receive Training Center updates via email

* required

*



Email Marketing Software by VerticalResponse

 

Certified Addiction Counselor Requirements in the State of Colorado

CAC I

High School Diploma/GED

 

Addiction Counseling Skills
21 hours/3 days

 

Client Record
Management
14 hours/2 days

 

Principles of Addiction Treatment
21 hours/3 days

 

Professional Ethics I:
Ethics & Jurisprudence
14 hours/2 days

 

Culturally Informed
Treatment
14 hours/2 days

 

Infectious Diseases in
Addiction Treatment
14 hours/2 days

 

Pharmacology I
14 hours/2 days

 

Total training hours = 112

 

1000 hours of clinically
supervised work experience

 

3 hours of clinical supervision* per month for full time work

CAC II

 

High School Diploma/GED


CAC I Training Plus:

 

Professional Ethics II
14 hours/2 days

Prerequisite is Ethics I

 

Motivational
Interviewing
21 hours/3 days
Prerequisite is Addiction
Counseling Skills

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
14 hours/2 days

 

Group Counseling Skills
21 hours/3 days

 

Pharmacology II
14 hours/2 days
Prerequisite is
Pharmacology I

 

Clinical Assessment & Treatment Planning
14 hours/2 days
Prerequisite is Client Record Management

 

Co-occurring Disorders
14 hours/2 days

 

Trauma Informed Care with Diverse Populations
14 hours/2 days

 

Total training hours = 126

 

Additional 2000 hours of
clinically supervised work experience = 3000 hours

 

3 hours of clinical supervision* per month for full time work

 

National Examination

CAC III

 

Bachelors Degree in a
Behavioral Health Science


CAC II Certification Plus:

 

Clinical Supervision I
21 hours/3 days

 

Advanced Motivational Interviewing
14 hours/2 days
Prerequisite is Motivational Interviewing

 

Clinical Supervision II
14 hours/2 days
Prerequisites are
Motivational Interviewing and Clinical Supervision I

 

Professional Practice
(7 hours)

 

Total training hours = 56

 

Additional 2000 hours of
clinically supervised work experience = 5000 hours

 

2 hours of clinical supervision* per month for full time work

 

National Examination

 

Supervision by CAC III or LAC required for each level. *Three (3) hours of clinical supervision per month is required until the CAC II is awarded, then two (2) hours per month until the CAC III is awarded and then one (1) hour of consultation monthly.

 

For less than full-time work, supervision may be pro-rated but must be no less than one (1) hour per month.

 

For more information: dora.state.co.us/mental-health