NAFC and CADTP Reciprocity in California

NAFC and CADTP Addictions Certifications Reciprocity in California

NAFC now has reciprocity with the California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP) for its addictions certifications.

CADTP is one of only three (3) certification boards recognized by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to register and certify AODA counselors in California.

Professionals in any state who hold any of the following NAFC addiction specialty certifications may now apply to the CADTP to become certified and registered to practice AODA counseling in California without having to take the CADTP examination:

If you hold one of the above NAFC addictions certifications, please contact CADTP, or download the reciprocity application.

* NAFC members must continue to maintain their addictions certifications, active and in good standing.
** Endorsements are not certifications, and are not eligible. If you hold an Addictions Endorsement and want information on how to gain full addictions certification, please contact our office.


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